Here’s a good news for those who need to complete their science syllabus in real quick. I know, I know, you’ve been waiting for this since forever, but you are finally here. Here, I’m going to show you how to complete your science course in one day, and the method can also be applied to other subjects.
I’ve done a lot of research on this topic and have tried to simplify everything for you. It took me a while to figure out how to do this.
I know it might be difficult for you, but there’s nothing like having a science syllabus completed. So let’s get started.
How to Complete Your Science Syllabus in 1 day
#) Create appropriate study environment
The environment where you study is very important. Since you have the target to finish your syllabus in one day, studying away from the usual environment is a better way. Find a new spot.
Find somewhere else to study. Make sure to avoid a comfortable environment like your bed where you risk falling asleep easily. Light up the area because your body could go into sleep mode.
#) Get rid of distractions
Turning off your phone immediately before starting to sit for your studies is a good way to go. You can switch off television, radio, disconnect internet, Social Media etc. Stay away from friends and family during this time. Avoid studying in large group of friends when you’re pressed for time. This way you will concentrate better.
Another good way to retain focus is by taking naps every 4-5 hours of studying.
#) Study your notes properly
Having notes for study makes the process easier. However, if you need to borrow someone else’s then do so. An integral part of completing your whole syllabus in one day is studying your notes properly. Summarize every chapter of your textbook. Re-read summaries to make your memory of it more clearly.
Learn your notes out of order to understand the topics on their own. Write down information in bullet points. Instead of going through the full length of every chapter, jot down bullet points.
Take into effect the SQ5R technique: survey, questions, read, record, recite, review and reflect.
#) Take intervals
The key to keep focus on your learning is to take short intervals or breaks in your study. When you’re studying a bit less, you’ll retain a bit more. Take 15-minute breaks every 1 hour of study. This way you will not burn out.
Don’t just sit around your break time. Walk around, use your phone, and talk to your nearest person. Keep your mind free from any exam related stress. You can also use the Pomodoro technique which is 5 minute break after every 25 minute studying.
The next round of studying is not going to be as effective, if your mind doesn’t take a break.
#) Take a snack break
Even take a snack break. Consuming light food every hour helps to revitalize or boost your brain. In this circumstance, nutrition should be considered as energy intake. Eat something healthy because too much caffeine may keep you awake initially, but you’ll just end up crashing harder later.
Also, keep away from chocolates like Snickers and Kit Kat which will have the same effect on your body. Devouring an apple will be better for you to stay focused. In a full stomach you won’t be thinking about food, another reason you’ll be able to stay focused.
Don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water for optimal brain function.
#) Take a mock test
Mock tests are a way to ensure that you can finish up during a real test. Use a timer to time yourself for the mock test. The question now arises; do you take a mock test after every chapter of after the full syllabus is one? As your target is to finish in one day, you must take mock tests on full syllabus.
Practice exams are a great tools for building stamina, testing your knowledge, and putting everything you learned together. You will be much more prepared when the time comes to do the real thing. You will have an idea of where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
#) Memorize important parts of the syllabus
Try useful memorization tricks for your last-minute preparation. Hearing from mnemonic devices will help your brain to retain information. Also, re-writing information several times will help to retain the information for effectively.
Memorize only key points. Don’t try word for word. Try to understand what your studying to comprehend main points.
#) Schedule/ divide your subject by study hour
Since science has various subjects matter like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, you can divide your study hour subject wise. For example, you can spend one hour on Physics, one hour on Chemistry, one hour for Biology, etc.
Divide between memory dependent subjects like Biology and problem-solving subjects such as Math’s and Physics. You should alternate between each category of subjects by study hour.
#) Review the whole syllabus
Syllabuses are usually handed out at the beginning of year. Bring out the syllabus your teacher had handed out to you, review it. Check if you have any leftover subjects. Study the question patterns of the last few years and make sure you are not spending too much time on topics that may not come during your test.
You first need to realize that studying for 12 hours for one day is not something very healthy. There are many medical conditions that may affect you if you stress your brain.
If you’re thinking of pulling an all-nighter, you have to remember that proper sleep that turns your short-term memory — what you just studied — to long-term memory – that you eventually can recall while sitting for your exam. Therefore you need to get proper sleep the night before the exam.
So, sleep 7-8 hours the night before to make sure all of your day’s studying is actually retained by your brain. You can use these methods while cramming for a test.
If you have more time it is always helpful so consider studying for the actual exam months before. Otherwise, you might not achieve more than 80% marks in the exam.
You could make it possible for yourself to cover your syllabus in one day by doing certain things. For instance, you could learn about the basics of each chapter and topic. It will allow you to get the hang of it quickly and get ahead of the game.
Then you could focus on covering more advanced concepts, which will help you to understand the material better. The best way to learn and study a particular subject is to do it gradually and systematically, by taking a gradual approach to everything.