2 September 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion
It is rightly said that “Change is the only constant.” In the past few months, the world has changed drastically, and adapting to these changes is vital for our progress. These are unprecedented times that have called for unprecedented measures. When almost all sectors and fragments of society were hit by the coronavirus outbreak, the impact on education was also hit. School is being conducted online and classrooms have shifted to computer screens. So, when the HRD announced a reduced CBSE syllabus for the 9-12 grade to 30% for the 2020-2021 academic session,many heaved a sigh of relief. Reducing the course content was aimed at relaxing stress on students. The move came after extensive consultation, advice, and recommendation by experts. Indeed, having less school work will allow students to concentrate more on their studies.
To ensure that real learning doesn’t stop even in this age of virtual classrooms; Oswaal Books has updated all the CBSE Question Banks for classes 9-12. We have upgraded these books to supplement students’ need for extensive practice and an in-depth understanding of their subjects. Our Question Banks have been redesigned keeping in mind the new & reduced syllabus and new challenges that the students face.
So what can you do, as a student of CBSE class 10, to maximize the opportunity presented? Oswaal Books has some fantastic tips on how to make the most of it.
1. Get curious
Increase your level of curiosity so that you build upon your strengths. If you are particularly strong in a specific subject, it gives you more time to concentrate on it. The advantage is that you will be able to easily tackle exams because of the extra effort.
We all have a particular area that we are not very strong in. With the reduced syllabus, you can now allocate more time to those subjects that are challenging to you. Take advantage of CBSE reference books and CBSE help books like CBSE Class 10 Question banks and Sample papers
2. Redefine your goals and objectives
Goals are critical because they give you something to work towards. You may have set goals and objectives based on the old syllabus. It is now time to take a step back and redefine precisely what you hope to achieve with the new one. Focus on your strengths while setting realistic goals. You could, for example, plan to read at least one chapter every day. When you achieve the goals, the sense of satisfaction is worth it.
3. Have a study plan
A study plan will guide your activities and make them more manageable. It helps reduce stress when you have pre-determined activities. A study calendar, to-do lists, and timelines are critical components.
4. Join study groups
While it may not be possible to meet face to face during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, you can still form study groups with your friends. Technology has made it possible for us to connect despite the physical distance from one other. Take advantage of resources such as Google, Zoom for study group sessions. Best of all, the groups do not have to be big; even 2 or 3 people are enough for a study session.
5. Test yourself frequently
Self-testing is crucial if you want to improve your academic performance. So don’t just passively read your textbook or your class notes. Study smart by quizzing yourself on the key concepts and equations. And as you prepare for a test, do as many practice questions as you can from different sources. you can practice with previous year papers.
Oswaal Books has all the learning resources you need for the board exam preparation including that includes CBSE Class 10 Question banks, CBSE Class 10 sample papers. Visit us today and find all the support you need to help you take advantage of the reduced syllabus.
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