HOW TO PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE EXAM

TIPS TO STUDY SOCIAL SCIENCE

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  • Read the course once without trying to remember it, just read like you would read the newspaper and try to understand it.
  • Prioritize your subjects and topics according to marks weight-age and easy and difficult chapters, use this list to create a practical study schedule.
  • Take notes for specific points you feel are important and you are likely to forget, in addition to school notes.
  • Create a chart with important dates, flip through it often and you will find that you are able to easily remember the dates.
  • Study subject-wise (HISTORY, POLOTICAL SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY, ECONOMIC) rather than from all topics combined; they were separated for a reason
  • Use flash cards for definitions.
  • Also make flash cards for various history events; flash cards help for fun and quick revision.
  • Practice map work by tracing the important locations you want to remember, and then try locating on a blank map.
  • Understand economics and political science, it’s better than to memorize.
  • Solve previous year papers/ sample papers to practice writing within word limits
  • Keep at least one month for revision.
  • Use mnemonics to remember details.

 

When it comes to preparing for a social studies test, practice makes perfect. Some of the major tips are as follow

  1. Reviewing Major Themes
  • Read the study guide and test instructions closely. It’s important to review all the information your teacher provides about the test. Listen carefully when they talk about an upcoming exam, and take notes on what they say.
  • Make your own flash cards. Although you might find suitable flash cards online, creating your own FLASH CARD gives you the idea about the answer and it helps you to retain what you have learn.
  • Add visuals aids to your notes.Images can be much easier to remember during a test. Draw a picture while outlining or studying your notes to help you remember important facts.
  • Teach someone else.Sometimes, speaking your notes aloud can help them solidify in your mind. Ask your parents or guardians, siblings, or friends if you can teach them a lesson on a concept from your classes. Try to sum up the core concepts for them in a few paragraphs. Let them ask any questions they have afterwards to practice for your exam.
  • Re-read your chapters with specific questions in mind. Study each chapter with a predetermined purpose. Think about major themes, figures, or events you studied this term and keep an eye out for them as you skim the chapter. If you’re not sure which themes are most important, pay close attention to chapter subheadings or ask your teacher for guidance.
  • Make timelines out of your notes.If you have to memorize events in chronological order, create a timeline to help you visualize the event order more clearly. First, write down all events that you can recall from memory. Then, search your textbook and notes to add in other important events. Highlight any events that you have a hard time remembering so you can study them more before taking the test.
  • Synthesize your notes into paragraphs to make sure you understand them.To summarize your notes into concise chunks, turn them into paragraphs with 4-6 sentences. This method can help you prepare for short-answer or essay questions.
  1. Take Practice Tests
  • Answer every practice problem in your textbook.
  • Make your own practice test based on your notes.
  • Fill your test with a variety of questions.
  • Find a distraction-free environment to take your test.
  • Complete your practice test within time limits.
  • Score your test and review your mistakes.
  1. Study at the Right Time and Place
  • Study when you feel most energized.
  • Choose a quiet place to study without any distractions.
  • Make sure your chosen spot to study is comfortable.
  • Prepare everything you will need before you begin studying.
  • Study in the same place for all your sessions.
  • Form a study group with your peers before the test.

Although social science may seem dull, use study tools to make it fun. Flash cards, timelines, colorful charts and funny memorization technique can help you study better in addition to textbook and notes reading.

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I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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