Fellow students, have you observed that you’re concentrating & retaining ability tends to go down as you study more and more. Assimilation and absorption of new ideas and concepts are more in case a student is mentally fresh. Fifteen minutes break after every hour makes a student feel rejuvenated and the inputs are retained much more effectively compared to a continuous run. I will therefore recommend every student to take minimum of 10 minutes break after every hour of study. Just move around and do something else. Be it watching TV, going out for a walk, talking to friends or even having a short nap.
Global Research firm Ovum has stated that India is going to witness huge boom in IT service market in 2010. The survey predicts that Indian IT service market will grow 23% in 2010. Another report from the research firm Ovum predicts that IT service market is supposed to grow $11 billion in 2010 to $24 billion in 2013. Major demand spurner will be e-governance projects like UID and other initiatives by state Governments. Continue reading
If your answer is yes, you are not alone. We all have been hit by multitasking syndrome and find ourselves in unenviable position where pending work and commitments are much more than what we can humanely do. Our daily grind begins right early in the morning when we step out of our beds. We find we have so much unfinished tasks on our head and list keep on growing and growing. Continue reading
WSJ reported sporadic incidents highlighting intrusion of cyber spies in to US electricity grid over last few months. This has set alarm bells ringing in the US administration. Attackers through internet try to search around for weak links on the networks. Once inside the network, they have the same powers as that of system administrators. Continue reading
Chemistry as a subject is generally not given importance as is given to Physics and Mathematics by aspiring students. Students do not find Chemistry an interesting subject. Class XI and XII students generally devote close to 80% of their study time on Mathematics and Physics. Chemistry is a scoring subject. With a little bit of more attention, aspiring student can get their ranks improved substantially. Cut off scores in JEE for Physics and Mathematics are low compared to Chemistry’s scores. This itself implies that marks obtained in Chemistry actually determines whether a student make it to the final list. I have discussed this issue with IITians and almost all of them feels that had they given more attention to Chemistry their ranks would have improved considerably. Sooner one realizes this fact better placed he is to get good ranks in JEE.
Last but not the least, the importance of sticking to a study time table can not ignored. Time table is prepared based on study load and the time available. It’s like a mirror, which shows us our true preparedness simultaneously egging students to accelerate or maintain the study tempo. Based on the class level, student should decide about the schedule. It may not have the same relevance for lower classes. But as the student progresses to VIII and IX standard, a scheduled study becomes important.
Important thing about a time table its dynamism. Changes are expected after students take stock of their preparations. High achievers have admitted to following this rule. Time table is nothing but a “PLAN”. To complete a task in a defined timeframe, clear and crisp plan is needed. Following a time table is nothing but implementation of a “PLAN”.
Rule # 4.
Another important rule to excel in your academic life is to follow “Read before” rule. The rule says – Read the chapter a day before the same is likely to be taught in the class. Generally teachers tells the students about which topic will be covered in the class. This is in fact an indication to the students to go through the topic at least once before coming to the class. The rule is quite simple but very effective. The “Read before” rule enhances the learning and students are able to retain and understand the concepts quite easily. This rule though has been placed at #4 but that does not take anything away from its significance.
Those students, who have practiced this rule, have benefited greatly. The rule is being generally followed by nearly all the toppers.