As the ICSE 2013 exams start on Wednesday, 27th Feb 2013, and that too with a paper like Maths, it is obvious that the examinees are nervous and tensed. Probably this is the first time, that the ICSE exams begin with a heavy paper like Maths, but after all it’s just another paper like any other subject and it should taken heartily and faced boldly. To ease out the tension among the students as well as the parents, here are some tips that might help the candidates to relax and take the upcoming examination like any other normal exam.
- The first thing that the candidates need to remember is that do away with fear, stress and nervousness. Maths paper is always known to be a brain block paper, but it can be interesting and challenging at the same time. All you have to do is just relax your brain and avoid entering into a panic attack. This might ruin your preparation and you might land up making mistakes in the examination hall.
- Try to work out sums at intervals. Avoid working out at a stretch because by doing so it might make your mind be a slave to fatigue. It is always better to work out sums at short intervals, so that the eyes and the mind feel relaxed too.
- Try to concentrate on the difficult chapters in which you might be having some problems. Work out one or two sums from the lesson and then check out on the answers. If the answers are incorrect, don’t feel that it is the end of the road, work out a few more and try to find out the area that’s causing you to get the incorrect answer.
Remember to every knot there is a way to open the knot. So just don’t give up.
- Avoid studying any other heavy subjects for two days just before your Maths paper. Heavy subjects might make you feel burdened and at times it is very difficult to cope up with the pressure. Along with Maths, the candidate may work out a few grammar exercises as the next paper is English Paper I.
- Try to eat light food and drink plenty of juice and water. Avoid going out in the afternoons and try to have a good night sleep. Having a healthy body is very important in order to have a healthy and refreshing mind.
- Avoid referring to guide books and discussion with friends. Friends might have different steps to work out a sum which might differ from yours. It is always better to stick to the step you are comfortable with while solving a problem or a sum. Guide books at times confuse the mind and hence you may land up making mistakes. Stick to the ways and methods in which you have practiced and this will definitely make it easier for you while working out your Maths paper.
Hence, these are some of the simple and common methods that might be of some help to the candidates appearing for the Maths paper. Do have faith and follow your footsteps. Good Luck!!!