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Student thinking how to go through the difficulties that he is facing during the school days

By- Monika Rao

Class 9 is known to be one of the most difficult classes for a student. The grades are the foundation of your high school career. Since it is the beginning of your High School experience, class 9 is crucial as it is the year in which you express your strengths, hone your skills academically and choose your career path. Most students have a difficult time choosing a certain path to study and make a career upon. So in order to help them, certain examinations are made for students to make it easier to choose a specific career. Such practicals also include Olympiads Examinations.


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Olympiads is a cluster of aggressive and ambitious exams held for students from Classes 1 to 12. Olympiads are conducted on a national as well as international level and inspire and motivate students from several academic genres or levels to participate. These competitive exams may be very helpful for a student but they are also extremely difficult to get good marks in. So in order to dial the toughness down a notch, the following are the essential tips for such preparations:

  1. Cover the Basics

The basics are essential. Everything in a given discipline focuses upon the fundamentals. They are the foundation from which all further theories and complicated questions, that are too difficult to work on, are derived. Jumping on to perplexing doubts and working on them without fully knowing the basics will not only complicate the whole syllabus further but will also confuse students with questions like "what to do?" or "how to do it?"

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What works best for you?

Keeping aside the way your friends and teachers encourage you to study, figure out YOUR OWN pattern to study. First, identify your learning styles by finding out what works for you. Using your strengths to hone your skills, adjust your study techniques to fit your subject. Some students learn through images and visual theories, others understand quicker through verbal techniques. Figuring out your own style can solve the majority of your problems by helping you to understand things quickly and efficiently and hence, also allowing you to save time.

  1. Set a Timetable

Arranging your routine in a proper manner to specify your priorities by setting up a timetable can help manage your schedule. Scheduling allows one to calendar their goals and achieve their tasks by saving time and keeping you on the right track. Listing down your syllabus and arranging each chapter according to your time will help narrow down the pathway to study effectively. This makes sure that a student can focus and concentrate without losing track of their process.

  1. Sample Papers

Sample papers have always proved to be helpful. These allow you to go through different patterns of previously said examinations. Students can look up previous year's question papers and sample papers from the Indian Talent Olympiad's website. One of such sample papers includes IMO maths olympiad class 9 sample paper 1 Solving such sample papers from long back will give a fair knowledge about the pattern and the difficulty level of the examination. These sample papers include IMO Maths Olympiad Class 9 Sample Paper.

  1. Visit Olympiad Website

Olympiad websites contain a lot of necessary information a student needs to learn about these exams and solve any queries they have. Visiting the main source of such examinations can help you shed some light on the rules and regulations of such activities. It may help you brush up on your facts about Olympiads and learn something which you, previously, did not know.

  1. The Internet

Honestly speaking, the internet is the best thing to ever come into existence. All the knowledge to grasp and learn is contained in such an accessible way. This amazing thing can also help you to solve several problems. You can find beneficial intel across various platforms, be it Youtube videos or sites that offer practice tests. The information or techniques on how to solve difficult maths problems can help you achieve your goals with a flick of your fingers.

  1. Practice. A LOT!

Practice makes perfect. Practicing various problems and questions may not only help you to learn but also will give you a perspective on certain questions by showing how to solve them in an easier and understandable way. Practicing beginner questions and then moving on to harder ones will help you figure out a basic key to understand them all.

  1. Get a Teacher's opinion.

Remember, that at the end of the day, your school teachers are most likely to be your best bet at giving you the honest feedback to work on yourselves as they understand your strengths and weaknesses better than anyone from teaching you. While teaching you, they get an idea of how you work and probably know more about your studious self than you do. So, taking notes from your teacher and asking her questions will help your performance amazingly.

  1. Keep a Healthy Life

Keeping a balanced diet and exercising will help you attain a healthy life. Not only does it keep you in good shape, but it also keeps your mind healthy by eliminating stress and anxiety. Statistics have been proven to show that students are able to learn better when they're well-nourished, and eating healthy meals has been associated with better grades, excellent memory and alertness, and faster information processing.

Also read: All about class 10 maths olympiad

  1. Staying Calm

To be honest, has excess stress ever helped you in any situation? Everyone knows that Olympiad Examinations are a headache and the stress of learning in an extensive manner not only ruins your mood but can also lead to severe anxiety which may further cause panic attacks or even death.

It is just another test, granted a very difficult one but still, do not let the pressure play into your emotions.

Olympiad Examinations have been known to create fear and anxiety in your already stressed-out brain. With the list given above, you can now eliminate such feelings from your head and create a peaceful station for you to achieve your goals. GOOD LUCK!

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