Step 1 Make a Study Timetable
Being punctual, organized, and determined is the key element to one's success. Whether it's the achievement in studies or attaining a goal in your life e.g. business, career, etc, you must have a plan or a schedule in your mind to follow, so that you can timely complete your tasks.
Similarly, when you start to prepare for your exams you must have a timetable set. Not only you must have it but following it is also compulsory.
Step 2 Begin with Important Topics
Make a planner mentioning the hard-to-learn and important topics. Categorize these topics and divide their time accordingly. In fact, cover these high-weighted chapters first as they can be time-consuming and will need more attention and focus to learn and understand. If you are having any doubts related to any topic, reach out to your teacher and clear all the doubts beforehand. Then, switch to the easier topics and mark your planner accordingly.
Step 3 Pay Attention to In-Text and Exercise Questions
Every subject contains exercises at the end of the chapter. It includes all the important questions, MCQs, and other related exercises. The practice of these exercises will help the students to assess their knowledge of the content as well, this way they will focus on the weak links and improvise in due time.
Step 4 Focus on Speed and Accuracy
Focusing on the speed and accuracy of your writing can be a basic part of the answer related to how to prepare for board exams in Pakistan. Because, board exams in Pakistan, have a specific time duration of 3 hours to finish the examination. The student must complete all the requirements of the examination within the given time limit. To practice, the student must set a timer every time he/she prepares for the exam to see if his/her writing speed and accuracy are satisfactory. Set a writing target for yourself, mark the time and try to complete it within time. This will help you in improvising your writing speed.
Step 5Improve your Management Skills
If a student has good management skills, they can achieve every goal in their life. Moreover, they can achieve more in less time. Make a weekly planner and highlight the important tasks, and divide them per day. Managing your schedule will help you to balance your life, and studies and get some spare time for recreational activities. And this way the student can save more time for revision of the syllabus.
Step 6 Practice and Revise More
Engage yourself more in the focus and multiple revisions of the entire syllabus. Practicing already learned exercises repeatedly will polish your learning skills. Moreover, a student should focus on already solved mock tests, analyze the previous mistakes, and learn from them to improve the weak links.
Step 7Assess Your Skills
Make a real-life board exam scenario for yourself and isolate yourself away from distraction. You can take some help from anyone to make a question paper for you according to the paper pattern and complete it in the time span of 3 hours. This will be a great help in addressing students' exam-related anxieties because as calm the student will be the more productively he will deliver the tasks. Additionally, it will boost the student's confidence and energy and he/she will be well prepared for the examination.
Step 8Clarity of Basic Concepts
Whether you pick chemistry, computer sciences, economics, or any other topic, your basic concepts must be clear about each element of that subject. If you don't understand these concepts it will get a little harder for you to prepare well. Always keep your doubts solved by talking to your teacher. Otherwise, confusing concepts can create a void in your mind, which can lead to anxiety and frustration.
Step 9Personalise Notes for each Subject
Always note down the keynotes for each subject while taking a lecture or reading the content yourself. These notes will sharpen your mind and will save time for revising the whole chapter. This way, before sitting in the examination hall you will be able to revise your exam, from the key points that you noted before.
Step 10Keep your Mind Calm
Never overthink during the preparation for exams, for it will block your mind and tangle all your thoughts. As you also know that even Rome Was Not Built in a Day. So, don't push yourself to learn everything in a single day, or else it will lead you to anxiety. Be steady and patient and do not overdo things.
Step 11Never Ignore Your Health
Especially, An Adequate Sleep Pattern, A Balanced Diet, and Drinking lots of water to keep your mind hydrated is very important for the student's health. Plan your whole day accordingly and divide the time for sleep, food, study, and other mind-lightening activities. Your brain needs to rest the same way your body does. Spend your free time in activities that make you happy like painting, gardening or outing, etc.
Step 12Switch Subjects
Occasionally, switch between the subjects as you don't want to study chemistry for straight 6 hours. Otherwise, you will lose interest in your studies too soon. Divide your subjects per day and start your day with an easy topic/subject and eventually jump to the harder topic/subject.
Step 13Solve Guess Papers
Board has a specific paper pattern for the examinations. Copies of previous question papers are easily available in a local stationery store or you can also find them online. Fetch the question papers of the previous five years and solve all of them. Try to complete these papers in the allotted time as we all know that practice makes a man perfect.
Step 14Explain the Content
A better way to assess your preparation is to explain the concepts of a topic to someone. For that purpose, ask favor from someone who can listen to you patiently, and does not has any knowledge about that topic. Try to make them understand the concept of the content. Additionally, use easy words to explain and if you still face any trouble in explaining the topic, you know that you need another revision.
Step 15Use Technology
The invention of technology has made our lives much easier. One of the best inventions is the Internet. There are multiply educational applications on the internet, through which you can make your own flashcards and assessment papers. These applications provide variations of concepts that will help you to gain your knowledge and polish your skills.
Step 16Manage your Study Space
Try to make your study surroundings as comfortable as they can be. Organize your books well and make some space to spread your books to have a fine approach to every related topic. Remove anything from your workspace that can be a distraction, in order to properly focus on your preparation.