Cracking JEE or NEET examination is a tough job, though absolutely not impossible. With a couple of quick actions, you can study well for these two difficult competitive examinations and clear it with good rank.
It’s usually observed that JEE and NEET aspirants don’t make their revision notes while going through the subject. Eventually, while revising, they miss out several significant points.
Preparing notes supports you in preparing for the entrance examinations, whether sitting for IIT JEE or NEET exam. They can help in boosting your rank in the exam.
Making notes further saves you from the hustle and bustle of going through one book to another which only leads to a confused mind at the time of revision. With notes, you can comfortably prepare for the subject since everything is available in one place.
So, follow these tips on how to make notes accurately for preparing thoroughly for these crucial exams.
• Do not just copy
Do not copy down formulae or theory blindly as found in your handwritten notes. It's a strict NO-NO!
Write the short cuts and tricks taught by your teachers in the school or coaching institute. Notes composed while attending the lectures are the ideal way to revise and recall major points and solution of the queries. Since a lot of times, your teachers can give funny examples, quotes, or any other unusual line while explaining a concept. You can include them in your notes.I will be helpful for you to remember it in the long run.
Also, you’ll never forget that concept linked to that funny example.
• Use highlighter pens
An IIT JEE or NEET aspirant can use a highlighter to mark outessential concepts or points in the book. You can also utilize various colors for different concepts. In this way, you can directly and easily go through a particular concept when searching for a specific thing or revising at the last moment.
But, be careful not to highlight the whole book and only for it to end up looking like a colouring book for children. It’ll also become bewildering while revising.
• Give proper attention to lectures
Whether attending a lecture at the school or in the coaching institute, concentrate thoroughly on what your teacher is telling you at that time.Whenever a lecturer tells a vital theory or formula, write it immediately. Missing even a single detail and important topics taught during lectures will make it harder to understand it later. With notes in hands, you can discuss them with your friends or even with teachers to get it cleared, if you find any problem in the future.
Thus, stay very attentive in the classroom and note down whatever the teacher tells.
• Organize notes properly
Properly organizing the notes is definitely very important. Distribute your notes into different headings, subheadings, and sub-subheadings wherever required. This approach will assist you in comprehending your notes properly when you read them after some gap time.
Do not extend the notes of one topic from more than one or two pages. The lesser the volume of notes, the more comfortable they become to go through.
• Maintain index
You should write the name of the subject in every notebook. One notebook would not be enough to make notes of all the chapters of a subject, so you’ll definitely require a number of notebooks. In cases of multiple books, indexes will help you to keep track of notes on every topic easily.
Additionally, write the names of all the topics in the index for which you are preparing notes. This way, maintaining an index becomes pretty advantageous.
• Keep a record of your mistakes or problems
One more vital strategy to prepare notes for JEE Mains or NEET exam is to make a separate notebook which includes your mistakes. Whenever you forget a concept or formula or make any mistake in a mock test, write it down in the journal. Add every question you found tough to solve in the notes, like test questions or book questions.
You can consult those doubts or problems with your teacher to clear that topic. Also, with the time you’ll record a collection of mistakes that you can go through to avoid committing the same mistakes during the exam day.
Thus, by creating notes from the starting of your JEE or NEET preparation, you'll effectively reduce the number of hours you spend on revising to crack NEET or JEE Main exam. Also, remember only consider 4 to 5 revision notes daily, and we guarantee you’ll end up memorizing most of the facts.
All the best!!!