The general tendency of students is to ignore language classes and marks, for they are more focused on gaining marks in core subjects to enter professional courses. As a result, last-minute mug up for the language exam is a trend among today’s students.
Be cautious that English is essential and compulsory in several Indian Universities and carries weight for gaining admission to higher studies in India and abroad.
Realize the importance of English and prepare well to score good marks. Here is a quick rundown of tips to score high marks in the English exam.
The English exam for SSC Board students 2018-19 is scheduled on 5th March 2019. And the students gearing up for the exam tend to keep aside the revision time for English on 2nd March afternoon – 4th March to burn the midnight oil.
The main motivating [demotivating] factor behind this tendency is most of the State Board do not count English in merit marks and is counted for aggregate score.
But, the fact is English is as essential as your other core subjects. English score is essential in competitive exams like GRE, TOEFL, BITSAT, etc., to gain admission for higher studies.
Moreover, to understand the main subjects and make your answers presentable, a good hold on English is utmost necessary. Otherwise, your answers with strong points but weak English do not look impressive.
Henceforth, it is necessary for the SSC Board students to realize the importance of English and attain an appreciable score.
Just follow this tips to score high marks in English exam! It is indeed rewarding for your upcoming SSC Board exam 2019 and in the long run as well.
Let’s get started!
Tip #1: Prepare Early
Many students attend English classes and just forget it. They keep it on hold for last minute studies. It is a wrong strategy developed by most of the students.
Avoid this strategy and prepare early for the exam. Early studies will have less portion to cover, and also you can clarify the doubts if any.
This helps to overcome stress in the last minute studies. You will not be overburdened to cover up the syllabus in a hurry, forget the same at exam hall, score fewer marks, and be least bothered about it too, which is not an appreciable trend.
It is recommended to prepare as and when the syllabus is covered and overcome the weak areas then and there itself.
Tip #2: Know that English is Necessary
English is necessary to pursue your higher studies or take any competitive exams. If you aspire to take any graduation or professional courses, the medium would be English. If you can understand the language and present your learnings in a better way, it helps you to score well in higher studies.
And, when you take up a job, English is necessary to draft a mail, converse with the clients, get involved in services, and, etc.
Tip #3: Converse in English
Speaking in English at an early stage helps you improve the language skills. Talk to your friends, family members, and teachers in English. This helps you to get fluent in spoken English.
And, you may not feel nervous to talk in English when you join a job after studies, meet persons in higher offices, present your points in the exam or anywhere else.
If you know the concept, you would be able to deliver your subject knowledge in your words more appealing and convincing, which eventually fetch you good marks.
Tip #4: Focus on Grammar
Instead of avoiding grammar, learn to tackle grammar. This helps you to write answers correctly in the exam. It applies for not only English subject but also other subjects too.
Moreover, writing correct grammar carries you full marks. Generally, 35 to 40 marks are dedicated to grammar. And, it is easy to score these full marks.
There is a saying that, you can pass any language exam even though you have not prepared, but know grammar very well.
And, conversely, if you know all the concepts, but failed to write correctly, you will tend to lose 40 to 50 percent of the marks. Be cautious that in languages, you lose/gain marks for proper presentation.
Tip #5: Do Not Mug Up
It is a general tendency to mug up the answers which you do not understand. But, it is highly impossible to mug up an essay or long answers [other than individual lines of poem] and write it in the exam.
And, it consumes a lot of time of your preparation with temporary results. You fail to manage the time. Instead, if you improve your vocabulary and know the concept, you can come up with crafted unique answers, which again fetch you good marks.
And, you will start enjoying the subject. When you enjoy the subject, you study more. When you study more, you have to score more marks and nothing else.
Tip #6: Work on Writing Skills
Practicing writing is necessary. Be aware of paragraph spacing, neat and legible handwriting, answer formats, essay or letter writing, and others.
Answering in the correct format fetch you marks. If you sit for preparation during the last day, you will be concentrating on the main prose and poetry syllabus and miss out these nuances of the language and fail to write.
It is recommended to work on these part of language skills, which helps you to score marks and also in future communications as a professional.
Tip #7: Attend Online Mock Tests
It is recommended to practice sample papers and attend online mock tests on a regular basis. Solving the previous papers helps you to manage the time efficiently, know and practice the answer formats, improve your writing speed and skills.
Moreover, mock tests help you to attend unseen passages quickly. Besides this, in English, you have word limits. You cannot keep writing whatever you know as it is. You should be precise and concise in writing.
Practice test papers help you to improve your vocabulary skills to present your idea with minimal and useful words.
The Final Take Away:
Above all these, the most important tip is to STAY POSITIVE. Do not stress yourself. Prepare beforehand and gain confidence to attend the exam.
Do Not Beat Around the Bush!
BE COHERENT IN WRITING!
Know the Essence of A Language!
Cherish Your Learnings with Good Presentation!