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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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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Today, we are exposed to a gazillion beauty product launches every now and then. The cosmetic industry is ever-changing and always gives us something new to wish for. But how much thought do we actually put in before buying the skincare product for ourselves? You should always pay attention to the products and their ingredients. Choosing products from a company with a reputable line of products can be helpful, since each component may be designed to work in conjunction with the others. You can also be assured of the products' quality and may better be able to predict how your skin will react to trying a different product in the same line.
Skin is one of the largest organs of the body. Because of this, caring for your skin can directly affect your overall health. Your skin acts as a protective shield and is most vulnerable to outside elements. It's affected by more factors than you may think. In addition to this, your health also affects your choice of skincare products and vice-versa.
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Let's talk Vitamins: Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. Like- dark spots, pigmentation are often seen on people with melanin issues, or even in pregnant ladies. So Vitamin-C rich products are the go-to to combat this issue.
Your body needs all essential vitamins for proper functioning and if any vitamin is a miss, then effects show on your skin too. | Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
Baby on the way: Another major health factor that influences your skin care product selection is -- pregnancy! Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak -- it gives way to allergic reactions, limitations of using certain products/ ingredient applications too. They are advised to stay away from Retinol (found in all anti-ageing creams), Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acids (for face washes and cleansers) Essential oils (are the base for any serum, facial oils) So better to opt for clean and natural products as substitutes for the same.
Pregnant women undergo 360-degree change internally and externally while their hormones are at their peak. | Photo by Alicia Petresc on Unsplash
PCOD/PCOS: Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle and long working hours, one health issue in women that has been on the rise is PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovary Disorder) and PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) Hormonal imbalances coupled with weight issues show their effect on skin too. A majority of women suffer from symptoms like cystic acne, excessively oily skin and scalp, open pores, blackheads/whiteheads, dark spots, dark patches to name a few. In this case, choosing products that will not irritate your skin or aggravate inflammation is your best bet. Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. Chlorophenols are used as preservatives in cosmetics and have been linked to acne so these too must be avoided.
Avoid products with cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, oleic acid lanolin, and butyl stearate. | Photo by Sabrina May on Unsplash
This is why we see the trend of clean beauty, Vegan beauty and herbal products flooding the markets because they claim to be free from all the nasties and let you get the maximum benefit of skin care products without any guilt. (IANS/ MBI)
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Hackers have stolen crypto tokens worth $120 million from Blockchain-based decentralised finance (DeFi) platform BadgerDAO. Several crypto wallets were drained before the platform could stop the cyber attack. In a tweet, Badger said it has received reports of unauthorised withdrawals of user funds. "As Badger engineers investigate this, all smart contracts have been paused to prevent further withdrawals. Our investigation is ongoing and we will release further information as soon as possible," the company said late on Thursday.
According to the blockchain security and data analytics Peckshield, the various tokens stolen in the attack are worth about $120 million, reports The Verge. According to reports, someone inserted a malicious script in the user interface (UI) of their website. Badger has retained data forensics experts Chainalysis to explore the full scale of the incident and authorities in both the US and Canada have been informed. "Badger is cooperating fully with external investigations as well as proceeding with its own," it said. DeFi is a collective term for financial products and services that are open, decentralised and accessible to anyone. DeFi products open up financial services to anyone with an internet connection and they are largely owned and maintained by their users. While the attack didn't reveal specific flaws within Blockchain tech itself, it managed to exploit the older "web 2.0" technology that most users need to use to perform transactions, according to reports. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: crypto wallets, BadgerDAO, decentralised finance, Blockchain, 120 million, crypto tokens, Hackers)
A total of 120 top Bollywood and other celebrities are expected to attend the wedding of film stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal which is scheduled on December 9 in Rajasthan, said Rajendra Kishan, the District Collector (DC) of Sawai Madhopur district of the state on Friday. The District Collector told mediapersons: "These 120 guests shall follow all COVID-19 protocols and fully vaccinated guests will get entry in the much-hyped celebrity wedding."
Kishan said that the organisers have been asked to strictly follow all Covid-19 protocols. Also, those who are not vaccinated, will not be allowed without the negative RT-PCR test report, he added. "We have been informed by organisers that a total of 120 guests are invited to the wedding and the events will take place between December 7 to December 10," he added.
Earlier at 10.30 a.m., Kishan called a meeting which was attended by administrative, police and forest department officials, hotel and event managers to ensure adequate arrangements for crowd control, smooth regulation of traffic, and law and order situation amid the VIP movement. The wedding venue Fort Barwara, that has been converted into a heritage hotel, is situated in the panchayat samiti Chauth Ka Barwara. The venue is around 22 km away from Sawai Madhopur and is around 174 km from Jaipur. Sawai Madhopur district is famous for the Ranthambore National Tiger Reserve and as per reports, the guests are likely to be taken for a tiger safari. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: Rajasthan, December 9, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif, film stars, celebrities, Bollywood, Katrina-Vicky)