Physics tells us about the world and how it functions. From the subatomic particles such as protons and neutrons to the largest known objects in the universe, physics explains about all of these concepts in the language of mathematics. But not everyone might necessarily understand these concepts and therefore, it might make it hard for them to reproduce the same in an exam.
Furthermore, CBSE syllabus has a plethora of topics to study and comprehend, hence, the learning experience may not be favorable for the student and they might end up not scoring well.
To understand concepts in physics, a student will have to develop an interest first, because learning becomes effective when the student has an inherent thirst for knowledge. So this constitutes towards 10% of our total goal. The next 40% comes from having the right resources. CBSE syllabus is usually published by the education and research institution NCERT and they provide the best resources in terms of educational quotient and accessibility. What this means is, their content is represented in an easy-to-understand language without sacrificing the informational quotient. This translates to students comprehending the concepts and information more efficiently and reproducing the same in an examination.
So, where’s the remaining 50% of our goal? Well, that part boils down to our own personal efforts towards studies. Students have their own methods of learning and each method varies in effectiveness. So start by setting hourly or daily study targets and compare the results. The key is to study as much as possible, and as thoroughly as possible in a set amount of time. Also, try to jot down points during a lecture. This activity engages your hands, ears, eyes and mind, therefore the learning process becomes much more effective. Furthermore, it becomes easier to recall information in an examination.
Another method that is probably more effective is chunking information into small, digestible pieces of information. This reduces the cognitive load on the brain and also reduces mental fatigue. Here, formulas, equations, names, dates or discoveries can be easily organised and recalled. This is also one of the best tools to implement when preparing for an exam. Also, to make reading more effective, make your own notes – write down important points and use diagrams to represent information. For instance, use flowcharts or tree diagrams to represent complicated processes or information. Classification of information becomes easier and the same can be recalled in an examination much more easily than a nondescript block of text.