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Tips for IIT JEE Success #2 Study Hard & Smart

You should have a well thought out methodology for your IIT JEE preparation. Setup a Routine: The 1st step of smart and successful studying is to build a routine. A lot of our time and energy gets lost in deciding about the time and place of work. It is easy to procrastinate (postpone work) in absence of a routine. Place: Find a quiet place, away from distractions, with ample room to work. It could be a desk in your room, the dining table, or the local library. Time: Figure out what time of day you can concentrate best, and what works into your schedule. Use that time every day to study. Every day: Make a time table to study at the same place at the same time, every day. Posture: Sit in an alert posture We cant study effectively if we are not alert. If you are sprawled on the bed or sitting in a reclining posture, your body gets the message that it is time to rest. The mind stops working or becomes slow. Typically, the effectiveness becomes less than 25%. 1 hour of such study is equal to 15 minutes of study in an alert posture on your table and chair. Do not fool yourself by counting such time as study. It is similar to us not being able to sleep while standing. When we are standing, the body gets a message that this is not the time to sleep. Stay healthy : Achieving and maintaining high levels of performance (critical for success in IIT JEE) are difficult if an individual is in poor physical or mental health. It is important that one gets adequate rest, exercise, and nutrition. Good mental performance can be achieved only with good physical health. Spending some time regularly in outdoor, physical activity like sports, running walking etc. is absolutely essential. Relaxation and concentration techniques of Yoga are very useful.

Organize study material: Keep all your homework material in one place, ready to be used. Keep it organized, and you wont need to waste your time searching for it when you get down to studying. Decide upon the material that you are planning to study during your preparations. Most of us dont have enough time to complete even one set of IIT JEE course material. Collecting more than one set is a wastage of time. It also ends up confusing the student. Most of the coaching have very similar course material. A little better material does not make much of the difference. As a matter of habit, do the following in your study of the material* Complete the reading of the text books Writing and compile your notes Read and understand solved examples Attempt numerical problems Mark unsolved problems for 2nd attempt Take tests Revise *Set yourself a deadline for completing each component and make sure you stick to it. Distractions: Cell-phones, friends, SMS, TV, Video games, surfing, chatting are some of the biggest time drains. Most of the students lose maximum amount of time in these activities. These activities do not require much effort (unlike sports) and they can go on for a long time. There is nothing wrong in indulging in such activities for entertainment. However, it is important to watch the time that gets consumed. Some methods of dealing with distractions are: Turn the cell-phone ringer and SMS alert tome to Silent. Respond to your friends but only as per your schedule. This will send the message that you are serious about not being disturbed. Schedule a fix amount of time for TV, Video games, Internet combined. Typically, the time spent should not exceed 45 minutes. You can check your mail in 15 minutes. Watch your favorite TV program in 30 minutes.

Fix just one day in a week for video games. Dont try to mix any of these activities with studies. This will spoil the fun in both. Avoid Marathon sessions: Marathon study sessions (longer than 1 hour) are the least productive way to study. Typically, most of us have attention spans ranging from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. The mind starts getting distracted after this attention span. It is good idea to unwind and take 10-15 minute breaks after every study session.

Time Management  Tick, tick, tick time just keeps moving on. You have so many competing demands on your time: School, coaching, homework, assignments, reading etc. There seems to be a perennial shortage of time. How can you come to grips with all of it? Time really cant be managed. You cant slow it down or speed it up or manufacture it. It just is. Time management is MANAGING YOURSELF when following some basic time management principles First thing is to determine how you are spending your time now. Capture the last entire week on a piece of paper and see the timetable you followed. Count the total number of hours spent in self study during the entire week. Once you have completed such an analysis you can begin to change the way you manage yourself in relation to time. Some time saving tips 1. Identify Best Time for Studying: Everyone has high and low periods of attention and concentration. Are you a morning person or a night person. Use your power times to study; use the down times for routines such as laundry and shopping. 2. Study difficult topics First: When you are fresh, you can process information more quickly and save time as a result. 3. Use Distributed Learning and Practice: Study in shorter time blocks with short breaks between. This keeps you from getting

fatigued and wasting time. This type of studying is efficient because while you are taking a break, the brain is still processing the information. 4. Make Sure the Surroundings are Conducive to Studying: This will allow you to reduce distractions that can waste time. If there are times in your hostel or apartment when you know there will be noise and commotion, use that time for mindless tasks. 5. Combine Activities: Use the Two for one concept. While sitting in school, finish readings of the textbooks whenever you get time. If you are spending time at the barbers shop, bring some numerical to solve. If you are traveling to or from the institute in a public transport, bring your notes to study and memorize. Goal Setting Ask any successful person, the secret behind his success, and very likely the answer will be goals. Goal Setting is extremely important to success. The personal goal chart is a strategy for setting realistic goals for studying and carefully evaluating the ways by which those goals will be achieved. It takes into account ones motivations for fulfilling particular goals. It is said that desire to learn gives success and success gives desire to learn so it sounds circular!! But once you get into this circle nothing can stop you from achieving what you want. You might have heard that nothing succeeds like success. What that means that it is important for one to get some success to achieve more of it. Long term plan (Annual) should be made with a view of exams, holidays and school. It creates a overall structure under which smaller milestones are set. In absence of a long term plan, you suddenly find shortage of time when your exams and tests are close by and you have no alternative. Deciding on a short-term plan calls for daily and weekly planning. These plans are the most effective because they are more realizable as compared to long-term plans. You can also make achievable short plans like:

Completing 25 questions on determinants this Tuesday evening, Revising volumetric chemistry on Monday, etc.

refer the correct text books,practice as much as you can,note down your speed of solving problems and improve on it,make sure you know all the concepts,revise all what you learn,have a periodic well defined study schedule. dedication determination and hardwork will help you to achieve success, go through all basics of chemistry, physics and maths they should be in your finger tips, and i must say, put your full dedication towards all the subjects, if you are strong enough in maths then don't ignore it make more strong and..crack the IIT jee paper. IIT-JEE doesn't require you to study 4 months or 1 year or two year. It requires only basic knowledge and command on its application.

I have noticed that the only students who perform well at IITs are those who: 1. have got their concepts cleared 2. do a lot of self-studying

Please put your attention on the breath for a few moments. Look into your heart and find your own capacity to love. Imagine it to be a beautiful flower that you are allowing to grow. Let this beautiful flower expand, so that you're totally filled with the allencompassing aroma of love. Give the gift of this flower of love to the person sitting nearest to you. Make it as large as yourself, filled with the most wonderful aroma. Hand a flower like that, the most beautiful one you can think of, as large as yourself, with the most delightful aroma, the flower of love, to each person present now as a gift from you. Present this beautiful flower,

containing all your love, to the people nearest and dearest to you. Make it large enough to fill each person from head to toe, beautiful enough to arouse joy and delight. Hand one to all your friends, giving each one the gift of love from your heart, in the shape of a beautiful flower. Give a beautiful flower of love to all the people that come into your life; those you've met just briefly, those whom you see often. Let them all have the gift of love from you. Give them the most beautiful flower you can imagine. Hand the beautiful flower of love from your heart to a person, whom you don't like. Let that person also have the same gift from you, making no distinctions between people. Make as many flowers of love grow in your heart as possible. Hand those beautiful flowers - all containing love, all full of a wonderful aroma - to as many people as you can think of. Come back to your own heart and observe the beautiful flower growing and expanding. Cherish and cultivate it. Let the beautiful aroma surround and fill you. Let the feeling of having such beauty within bring happiness and joy to you. May all beings have love in their hearts.