Want to crack NEET 2018? Believe in yourself!
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
Upon completion of the boards, one’s life is filled with so many abbreviations starting from JEE and going on to CAT, NEET and AIIMS (the list gets longer and tedious to mention, so I’m stopping here!) that it is easy to get lost in this jumble of alphabets! However, these contractions form an integral part of a student’s life and career. Let us look at NEET, which is the All India Pre Medical/Dental Test organized every year for admission in MBBS/BDS programs.
Firstly, let me tell you that nobody is born intelligent but exceptions apply everywhere. Have you ever wondered why only a few students are able to make it through competitive exams like NEET and others cry because it was not in their luck? Are you one of them? We hope you aren’t. So, here I am, with the much-required motivation you need to crack NEET 2018 and make the process easy-breezy for you. I’ll also tell you why you can get through this exam with the right technique and efforts.
Craft Exquisite Study Techniques For Yourself
Every human is unique and so are their methods of learning different things. You can use the method of mnemonics and acronyms to memorize a topic, which you have been struggling with for a long time. Search for different methods in which you can learn and retain a piece of information for a long time. Analogies help connect certain areas of your brain to others and are effective in retaining information because they connect new information to the already existing facts.
Take a look at some of the best study techniques you can use to crack NEET 2018 here.
Practice, Practice and Practice
The first and most important rule is to study the right way. All of us would have heard the proverb, ‘All work and no play make Jack a dull boy’. Don’t be like Jack! Work hard but also work smart. Constantly being buried under the books will only make you more anxious and irritable. Analyze the questions asked in the previous years, learn and revise your basics thoroughly, understand the topics well and you are on your way to acing the test. Practice makes perfect, so slowly and steadily practice by revising each day.
Take a Quick Glance
Before starting any topic, quickly go through the main headings and subheadings of all the subtopics in that chapter. This will help your brain mentally organize all the information and also give you an idea of what all you will be learning. Organizing information will help you retrieve it easily when required.
Don’t Just Shoot
Well begun is half done, so start professionally, with a cool head. Read the question properly and try to understand it. If you have understood the intricacy of the questions, then half of the job is done. The paper which starts well, ends well too. Never try such questions in which you are not sure of the right choice because there is negative marking in the examination.
Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
Give time and space to yourself. Most often than not, we are our worst critics! Try to break the habit of being too hard on yourself. It’s OK to forget what you learnt, it’s also OK to make a few mistakes; after all, we are human. Do not panic and get worked up just because you cannot seem to retain what you studied. It could just be a sign that your body and mind are stressed due to lack of sleep and nutrition!
Maintain Health; Take Breaks
Listen to what your body and mind have to say to you and in turn, they will listen to you. A sound body makes a sound mind. It does not do well to be a couch potato with books strewn all around you. A psychologist will be able to tell you that mental fatigue is harder to overcome than physical fatigue. Get up, take small breaks, go out and exercise daily. Yoga or any form of meditation soothes the mind along with the body.
Old is Gold (Learn from the Past)
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Power of Self-Confidence
Be confident. When you are in the process of giving yourself a break from reading NEET preparation books, read stories that inspire you. “You are what you believe,” so if you believe that you have the ability to succeed, then by all means, you surely will. Such is the power of self-confidence.
Every Battle is First Won in the Mind
Self-motivation is the best motivation. How much ever our parents and friends motivate and encourage us, it will all die down one day if you cannot motivate your own self. Put your heart into whatever you are doing and do it well. It is a fact that the competition out there is tough, so you need to be sufficiently motivated in order to crack NEET 2018. Remember that determination is the glue that holds everything together. If you need to do well, you need to have the determination to rise up against all odds. Never lose hope and never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something.
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