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March * School Year * Exams and Board Exams * OTBA – CBSE

In March, just two months after celebrating the New Year and when the climate is a little warm and nice, what awaits our dear students in India? March is a month where students were earlier pressurized to write board exams. These board exams were usually dominated by the dictates of superificality, corruption and rote learning. The same situation still carries on in many schools in India. However, there is hope with education reforms which are slowly falling into place. The true essence of learning was usually lost, and it left most idealistic and passionate students a little perturbed and sometimes quite disturbed. Movies like “The Three Idiots” are a humorous and intriguing portrayal of what the education system was and sadly still is in some schools. March * School Year * Exams and Board Exams * OTBA – CBSE Idealistic … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Study Pressure * Class 10 and 12 board exams

In class 10 and 12, many students across India write board exams.  Some students may even have to deal with study pressure from the school, teachers, parents, and also due to peer pressure.  Also, there is a huge trend in India to push students into engineering and medical professions.  Of course, this is also due to conditioning forces at play like financial factors.   So, students who may have a passion and talent for music, art or other careers may also be pushed to engineering and medical professions due to the prevailing conditioning forces.  Also, class 10 and 12 board exam marks may also determine a chunk of the entrance criteria to some good colleges.  So, the school, teachers and parents may end up pressurizing students to score top grades.  Of course, now with educational reforms and Right to Education Act, … Continue reading

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CBSE board * Should Class 10 board exams be optional or compulsory?

The CBSE board was and is still one of India’s most reputed boards.  After the Right to Education Act was introduced in 2010, the CBSE board made class 10 board exams optional.  This provides students with the freedom to choose how their learning will be evaluated based on their unique learning journey and also conditioning factors.  The CBSE board introduced the CCE which stands for Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation.  Through CCE, formative and summative assessments are conducted throughout the year through which students’ learning has been evaluated.  Formative assessments include exercises, projects and assignments through which students can practice and apply their learning in original and brave ways in real-life conditions.   Summative assessments are written tests and exams through which students can further check, discuss and explain topics learnt. The Right to Education Act also helped bring about reform in the … Continue reading

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Study Tips * Board Exams * Class 10 to 12 * Digital Technology * Books

Study Tips * Board Exams * Class 10 to 12 * Digital Technology * Books: Read and study beyond the textbooks:  An awesome way to study for class 10 and 12 board exams is with the help of digital technology-saved books and information.  Digital technology in the form of tablets, mobiles, laptops and desktops have revolutionized the knowledge and information era.  Digital technology can be truly empowering for students provided that they are discerning, brave, original, humanitarian, egalitarian and sustainable.  Through tablets and apps like Kindle, students can read books by thoughtful and amazing human beings of the past.  Human beings talk to us from the past through amazing musings and thoughtful writings.  Reading good books can help students apply learning in real-life conditions in a brave, decent and original manner.  Also, reading books can help bring about truly joyous … Continue reading

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Study Tips to Prepare for Class 10 and 12 board exams

Study Tips to Prepare for Class 10 and 12 board exams Class 10 and 12 board exams are crucial public exams in India.   What are liberating and awesome ways to prepare for the board exams? The following are study tips to prepare for class 10 and 12 board exams: Study with the help of good study practices and techniques:  Be discerning and study with the help of good study practices and study techniques.  The SQ3R and the PQRST study techniques are awesome study techniques to pass with flying colours in the board exams.  SQ3R stands for surveying, questioning, reading, reciting and reviewing in a discerning, brave and original way.   PQRST stands for previewing, questioning, reading, summarizing and testing in a discerning, brave and original way.  SQ3R and PQRST study techniques are discussed in previous blog links:   SQ3R Study Technique … Continue reading

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Does your current reading skill require improvement?

We study hard for our exams but sometimes find that the results are not as good as we expected. It is then that we lose hope and start to question our ability to study and retain information. Instead of thinking about what has happened, it is time to rethink on our study skills which we adopt to understand, learn and retain information. Here are some study-habits which can help you work towards success in your exams. Plan in advance – with only 2 months to go for the final exams, it would be a good idea to start planning from today. Plan your activities for the day according to the time in hand, allocating time for your studies (make it your priority) and play. Also, make a study plan for every week, as this will help you in identifying the … Continue reading

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