The exams have arrived and you are expected to suffer from the infamous exam fever. Overnight, an informal ban is enforced on all your entertainment channels. The moment you reboot your computer or unlock the screen of your smart-phone, you are automatically convicted for ‘being careless in the face of exams’ and ‘not working hard for the upcoming tests’ or other such huge crimes.
Being a part of the 3G generation, it’s not at all easy to bury your nose into the books which you have never opened before. Let alone seriously study as per the requirements of the examinations looming ahead. The simple and ironic truth is: the bond between your computer/smart-phone is so strong that you both cannot be kept apart, no matter how strict a ban you face. So, it’s better to accept this truth than try to attempt a complete blackout of the internet you use through these devices.
Make no mistake; your exams are very important. All those quotes about how a question paper cannot decide you future won’t change the harsh reality. exams play a vital role in determining how much knowledge you have gained and how much you have learnt. Your best bet is to fuse these two things together to get a productive result.
Many students do not realize that the internet is more of a learning tool than a medium of entertainment. It’s like a sea filled with treasures and trash alike. Whether you seek treasure or choose to wade through trash depends on you. Therefore, if utilized correctly, the internet can be a very effective medium to study. Here are some tips through which you can prepare for your examinations using internet.
- Those complex definitions and how to understand them
When you start studying, sooner or later you will come across some definitions which you will have difficulty in understanding. The best way to understand such terms is to log on to a search engine and type ‘easy definition’ before entering the particular term and bingo! You will have your easy definition for that term.
- Having it all in a nutshell
Often it’s essential that you understand the whole concept while studying a subject before you delve deeper into it. Books usually contain detailed information and you cannot keep track of all the points you have read to build a complete picture of the concept in your mind. Wikipedia will prove to be very useful for this purpose as it provides an overview of any term/subject/topic.
- Friends to the rescue
With social media and email gone mainstream, you need not worry if some doubt is nagging in mind and you do not understand something while studying. All you have to do is contact your friends through any of the various means of communications the internet presents and ask them for help.
- Videos, slides and info-graphics
If you feel that a particular topic is too boring or long for you to read, the internet provides you with a number of alternative and very interesting ways to study, like videos, info-graphics, and slides.
If you think you are done with studying online test preparation will also open up the possibilities of attempting mock tests. Such tests are mostly attempted by students who are planning to write entrance exams. Apart from testing their knowledge, the tests will also give insights into the pattern of questions.
It must be remembered that the internet, though a very useful tool to study, may also prove distractive. So, keep a finger on the caution button at all times.