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Things to think about the night before exam

The night before the exam is indeed very stressful. However, we want to say "Don't stress, Do your best, Forget the rest"

There are certain things in life that make all of us anxious, and the night before any exam is one of them.

Our Teentalk Experts are sharing some thoughts on it. Here are a few things that you can do to deal with it-

Wisely using time for revision

You should keep in mind that you have limited time to go through all the information, so use that time wisely to remember what you’ve read. You can do it in different ways – you can go through all your notes once again, recall the syllabus topic by topic and to the point, review with a friend to make sure neither of you left out something important.

Don’t revise a lot

Revision is important before the exam night, but don’t do that again and again. Because your brain also stops working under tremendous pressure, and it may cause you anxiety, so, better you sleep on it than revising multiple times. Close the book, put down the pen and just try to relax. It is important to let the knowledge cement itself in your brain by not thinking about it much.

Visualizing successful performances

Spend time imagining some positive experiences might help you to boost confidence. Picturing yourself doing well in the exams can reduce anxiety too. This practice will help you enhance your mood in the evening before the exam.

Focus on yourself

First thing first, you should focus on yourself and not compare it with others. Sometimes, students and parents often make this mistake before or after the exams by comparing it with other friends to make it way more competitive. And unknowingly this leads to put the students under unwanted pressure; hence, it decreases their confidence level. Reminding themselves of what they can do will help them feel more confident in their ability to perform better.

See the exam as a challenge and not as a threat

If you see the exam as a threat, then you will obviously be scared about that and lose your confidence which will affect your results. Rather than that if you can think about it as a challenge then you will feel motivated and less stressed and ultimately you can do well in the exams.

Fuel yourself properly

There goes a saying that if our stomach is fulfilled then our brain also works properly. Therefore the night before the exam, it is very important to have a healthy and nutritious meal which will help to fuel your brain. Also, there are lots of brain food studies that can guide you to choose foods that help in remembering facts.

Get a good night’s sleep

The increase in stress caused by focusing on “what if it goes wrong” will hinder the sleep quality the night before the exam. The good amount of quality sleep cycle in the night has an effective impact on exam performance. It helps the students in improving the memory and concentration for the next day.

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All about Rote Learning

Rote learning is something that cannot be omitted from the educational system as it has its own benefits. Also, it is not ideal in all scenarios. Let's see the advantages and disadvantages of Rote Learning
Snigdha Teentalkindia Counsellor

While studying, we tend to apply a bunch of techniques to prepare for our examinations. One prominent technique that is followed by many is Rote Learning.

Rote learning is defined as a memorizing technique which is based on repetition. The idea is to repeat something over and over till it is completely documented in the brain for later retrieval. We all have applied Rote learning in our life knowingly or unknowingly. During childhood, we applied Rote learning while memorizing alphabets, numbers, rhymes, days, months, multiplication tables and spelling words. In high school, we applied it while memorizing the formulas of chemical elements, or the formulas in mathematics.

Parents and teachers tend to recommend children to memorize things in their childhood years and gradually it becomes a habit. However one simply learns better if he/she understands the concept behind it.

Recently new techniques like associative learning, meta-cognition, and critical thinking have been replacing the Rote learning technique.

Our Teentalkindia Experts shared the advantages and disadvantages of Rote Learning.


-A fast and easy way of memorizing and recalling things.

-In Rote learning, the memorized data is stored in our memory, we can use that data as and when we need it.

-Adapting and using this technique will help in doing advance problem-solving.

-Beneficial for children in memorizing alphabets, numbers, etc.

-There are children with special needs who can only use Rote learning.

-It is also helpful in learning foreign languages.

-This technique helps to build the foundation which can be used in learning and understanding advanced concepts.

-It doesn’t require referring to any extra sources.

-It helps in storing our knowledge quantitatively.



-There is a chance of forgetting things if we stopped using it for a long time.

-Things are memorized by repetition so people won’t pay much attention in understanding the facts.

-There is less chance of recalling it without understanding it.

-This technique doesn’t support critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

-It doesn’t give a chance to understand the concepts behind the memorization.

Rote learning is something that cannot be omitted or dismissed from the educational system as it has its own benefits. Also, it is not ideal in all scenarios. However, it can be clubbed with other learning techniques like conceptual or meaningful learning which also gives an option of critical thinking while providing all the facts. It will give us a more fruitful result if we use it with other learning techniques.

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