You know the importance of a successful career. You practice hard, and now you entered the professional sphere. It seems to be a tough nut to crack compared to high school or junior college exams. You stay reluctant, especially in your first-semester engineering exam since all the subjects are new to you. And then there are KTs to scare you enough. So much that you might fall sick or face a mental trauma, right? Don’t you worry, here are some handy tips that will help you swim comfortably through the troubled waters of your semester exams:
Figure out your exam syllabus: Discuss with your professors, senior colleagues and try to find out what kinds of questions can are asked and from which portion. You can easily gauge through previous year question papers, number of questions and marks and the weightage of each chapter. Based on this, you can dedicate your time on a particular chapter.
Clear the basics:
First-year engineering is all about building a solid foundation for professional skills. These are fundamentals and form the crux on which you will build the foundation of your engineering degree. Usually, students have to prepare for three subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry. Since most students are already familiar with most of the topics and concept, they often tend to ignore them. However, from an engineering perspective, these concepts are taught differently, and it will assist your further studies. The basics will be useful throughout your life.
Prepare a schedule:
It’s a must! Without proper direction, you’re bound to lose the command on the subject. Scheduling will help you understand how much you’ve had thorough with it and what part needs more efforts. If you have ample time, start with difficult topics with higher scoring marks. It will boost your confidence and help you crack the semester effortlessly.
Last year paper would be ideal to start with and then proceed with second last, and so on. Reserve some time for revisions.
Take enough breaks and free time:
It’s essential to revitalize yourself to grasp more and better. One cannot study at a stretch of 6-8 hours. Study in smaller intervals of 2-3 hours and take a break of 15-20 hours, more or less like an 8-10 hours job.
Find out ways to study for each exam:
Past exams are the best resource to find out how to study for a particular subject and till what time. Solve multiple-choice, short answers and problems within the specified time band. It will let you know the area of improvement and whether you have to be faster or not.
Don’t skip any topic:
Try and take some excerpts of the topic, if you find it too difficult to understand. If you leave any topic, it will reduce your overall marks.
Preparation for Some Subjects:
Engineering Mathematics - It’s a subject which has to be handled with much care. It’s like your wings to fly in a professional career. The stronger your wings, smoother will be your flying journey.
Mechanics - It’s a new subject, and most of us are feared to get nightmares of it. Statistics and dynamics’ should be focused well. Practice the problems 2-3 times and go through previous year papers.
BEE -It is also one of the two new subjects; however, students with vocational subjects in class 12 will have an idea on it. Talk to the professor if you’re stuck anywhere and get the query resolved.
With these tips, you’ll be able to grasp your engineering syllabus quite well. Extra efforts will help you to weed out any weakness on a particular topic, lessons, or query, though.
Wish you good luck!