Winter Break Study Tips to Ace Competitive Exams

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  • November 24, 2023
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When winter break arrives after months of attending school, coaching, assignments, tests, and exams, students tend to put their preparation on hold in order to enjoy their vacation. While entertainment is important, spending your entire winter break watching Netflix or playing video games may cause you to fall behind on your goals. Especially if the goal is to pass the toughest competitive examinations, such as JEE or NEET.

In the holiday spirit, your study motivation can fade quickly. However, this should not be the case since winter break serves as an excellent preparation accelerator for JEE/NEET aspirants. It gives you more study time since schools are closed during that period. Among all other winter break activities, students should devote most of their time to their studies.

Staying productive is critical to attaining your goals. While it may seem easy, we cannot let our educational ambitions slide away amid other winter holiday activities slump. So if you’re looking for productive things to do during winter break that will keep you on track and accelerate your progress, this post is for you. Here are the best winter break study tips for acing competitive exams.

Top Winter Break Study Tips to Ace Competitive Exams

1. Plan your study routine:

First and foremost, plan your study timetable for winter breaks and follow it diligently. Allocate specific hours for your studies and other fun winter break activities. While creating your schedule, consider your peak productivity hours and make sure you complete your difficult topics during those hours. Try to study 8-10 hours per day during your winter break for competitive exam preparation. Don’t forget to take regular, refreshing breaks during your study sessions to re-energize your brain. Most importantly, don’t drift off from your planned schedule.

2. Find your motivation:

During the winter holidays, finding the motivation to study is difficult. Every day you think, “I have enough time on hand to complete my syllabus; it won’t hurt my preparation if I don’t study for one day. I’ll start tomorrow positively”, and before you realise it, your whole break is over. You don’t want that to happen, as time once lost, is lost forever. To avoid that, find your motivation to study and get to work. Think about the consequences of not completing your syllabus. Your months of hard work and effort are at stake here, so stop procrastinating and start studying.

3. Set daily targets:

It is recommended to divide your syllabus into daily achievable tasks and study accordingly. Students spend hours wondering where to start or what to study, and sometimes, they squander their whole day on a single topic. To prevent that, set realistic daily targets and make sure you achieve them before calling it a day. You can also set a reward for yourself. This way, you can track your daily progress and enhance your productivity.

4. Study in a group:

Studying with like-minded people will boost your motivation and concentration. You can also share knowledge and clear your doubts with friends. Make sure that you study rather than playing or bickering. One significant advantage of group study is that it helps you overcome procrastination and makes learning fun.

5. Remove distractions:

You can never accomplish your study goals with potential distractions in your sight. Hence remove them. Whether it is a mobile phone, laptop, or even a window view, eliminate everything that distracts you from your studies. Switch off your phone and study in a dedicated space where you can concentrate. Also, remember to take all your notes, books, notebooks, stationery, or anything else you need to avoid wasting time fumbling around.

6. Revise your syllabus:

One of the most recommended winter break activities is revision. Since you are getting extra time during your winter holidays, you can use that to revise what you’ve learned so far. Effective revision is the only thing that separates toppers from the lot, so don’t skip it. Revise every topic and concept without skipping anything, and remember to focus more on complex topics. You can use smart notes like flashcards, flowcharts, diagrams, bullet points, videos, or any other visual aid for fruitful revision.

7. Attend ALLEN Overseas’ workshops:

For grade 6th to 12th students, ALLEN Overseas organises various academic workshops to improve their exam preparation and learning calibre. You can attend our workshop programs to gain unparalleled academic excellence and correlate with the rising standards of this highly competitive modern world.

Implement these tips to study during winter break. Remember, winter break is crucial to give your exam preparation a competitive edge. Therefore rather than wasting your time, buckle down to transform your dreams into reality. If you have any queries or suggestions, kindly let us know in the comments section below.

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