Sunday, December 25, 2011

9. Half-cooked and ready for public exams II !

     9.   Half-cooked and ready for public exams II !

      Schools which are supposed to have produced good results (projected through sponsored advertisements and club propaganda) did not produce students who went to IIT or MMC.  Therefore their methods are not proven methods. Many parents know this. But for fear of being branded as ‘behind timers’ they keep on sending their children to those schools.  

      I feel that the teachers in school should care for the students, their mind setup and the results.

      Misbehavior of students – Parents responsibility to correct it

      Studies - the teacher is responsible. Counseling individual students on methods of studies,(like when and where to sudy, how to improve memory power, thyanam etc) according to individual abilities  is the teachers responsibility. Advice on marking scheme and model answers for tests given by teachers might improve results.

        A great teacher inspires
      A good teacher teaches
      An average teacher explains
      And a poor teacher complains.

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8. Half-cooked and ready for public exams I !

 8. Half-cooked and ready for public exams I !
 Schools (in Tamilnadu, India) compete with one another to produce 100 % results and top rankers.  Being overzealous they finish the syllabus well in advance, the time-tested syllabus which was designed by experienced educationists, supposed to be finished in 10 months and that too at a certain age. It leads to a lot of half-cooked students who will not be able to shine in exams like TNPCEE and IIT. That’s why even though schools claim district first (IN Sanskrit+, leads to where?!)  none of them were able to send students to professional courses inn reputed institutions. 
      I feel that cramming of courses into students at an earlier age than what it was designed for will cause mental agony in young children and when they are not able to cope up they will give up. 100% will not be achieved..  AGE is an important factor. And at the same time the best students do not  perform well in  TNPCEE and IIT entrance exams  as their foundation has been built in a short period without giving them time to absorb  the fundamentals  of the subjects. It's like electroplating with high currentin in a short time,forms blisters and drop down easily.

      I feel that the syllabus for class 10 and 12 should be started only in April, not the previous year itself. THEY are too YOUNG to grasp.  After a holiday in May it may be continued. A lesson should be taught in a spread of 3 weeks, giving time for grasping.  The monthly tests given in class should be only for one chapter. Quarterly exams be held in 35% of lessons. Half-yearly be held in 75% of lessons etc.  By January tests on the whole book may be given.  Education must be encouraging not damaging.

Even the tuition teachers start their classes for 10th and 12th as early as February in Std 9 and Std 11 respectively. Retention of clients and fishing in more!! I have never invited even a single student into my tuition classes from the school where I worked. It’s degrading yourself.

  Learn through others stay young!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

7. Write Exams Without Fear II.

7.  Write Exams Without Fear II.

 9. Try not to use rubber eraser. It gives an ugly look on the paper as it smudges it. Most important, you’re wasting time. Just cancel with a single line and carry on.

10. Diagrams should be of at least 3” (7.5cm) in diameter, so that you do not escape the details!

11. Label the parts in a diagram  in capital letters.

12. Do not write irrelevant matter. This will irritate the examiner to your disadvantage.

13. Do not spend time trying to recollect the remaining answer, when you are attempting an essay type question. Instead answer a new question. You may come back later to finish it. The first few  marks are easier to obtain than the last few marks!

14. Keep the last ten minutes for reading through the first few pages. When you started the exam there would have been so many things in your mind. Such as, whether you can finish the paper, enough time or not etc. Adrenalin would have done some work! Blood flow would have been different. Now that you have settled, if you read the first answer, you yourself will discover your mistakes. For, if the examiner discvers, you lose your marks!

15. Last but not least! Take a few deep breaths slowly, every time you face a problem. This relaxes your nerves.

Learn through others stay young!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

6 Write Exams Without Fear I.

6 Write Exams Without Fear I.

1. You should have underlined or highlighted only the important words, so that you could revise within a short time, the day before the exam. Find out the important point in every paragraph. Good writers will have only one point elaborated in a paragraph.

2. Do not read until you enter the exam hall. The most recent read part will remain in the forebrain and block the earlier ones. This will take some time to settle down. Remember, to win time is important.

3. Focus your mind only on the exam. Do not let your mind lin ger on other trivials.

4. Do not start answering immediately. Read the questions at least twice before answering. Look for the trapping words and one important key word in every question. Start by answering  a question for which you know the answer fully.

5. Answer difficult questions later. If you take some time to think in order answer, leave it for the time being. Do not go deep into it first. This will keep on lingering in your subconscious mind and disturb the rest of the paper. You can see this in MCQ (multiple choice questions). When you answer a question wrongly, at least two of the following questions will also be wrong.

6. Divide your time according to marks. eg. 100 marks=2.5 hrs means, for every mark you should spend 1.5 mins. Of course some very basic question will take less time and some calculataions will take more time.

7. Do not discuss about what you have done in  the exam after writing it. This will disturb the next one.

8. Do not use red ink for underlining. Most examiners use it.

Learn through others stay young!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

5. For the prosperous life of your children II.

5.   For the prosperous life of your children II.

Dear Parents

11. Do not take them out for functions in relatives' houses, or send them out on trifle works. They will be wasting their golden time. It will take some time to settle back to study.

12. Sometimes due to surroundings they will be a sort of drained out. Please talk to them and encourage them.

13. Do not force your ideas on learning into them. Let them decide the method convenient to them.

14. Do not show your anger if they get less marks than what you expected in their monthly or model exams.

15. Do not compare them with the students who got higher marks. Keep in mind that this may create a inferiority complex in them.

16. Group studying with friends may increase their ability to study well.

17. Whatever important works you have to do, keep some time allotted for them. Letting them know that you care and love them is more important.

18. We teachers are there to guide your offsprings to achieve their goals. You, as good parents, are there to co-operate whole-heartedly. Let us work together for the prosperity of student community.

Learn through others stay young!