Guru Paurnima- 21st July,05
This blog devoted to my school teacher Smt.Malati Vaze mam.
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Deo Maheshwarah,
Gurur sakshat parabrahma, Tasmayee Shree Gurawe Namah !!!
All Indians knowing Sanskrit, I think, know these lines right from school days where one of the Gurus have special place in heart of each student. I remember my school days here and of course remember my most loved teacher Shrimati Malati Vaze ( we used to call her Vazebai). She was loved by all students who were sincere to learn esp. English at my school. She used to inspire us in all directions of life i.e. appearing exams.for English language at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, then taking part in competitions at school, planning for studies with scheduling other routine tasks sparing time for rest (mind well again, she wasn't management faculty). It was yr.1970 when I got her as Guru to remain in my mind for ever. Obviously, I passed on her ideas reg. scheduling/preparation of studies which was unique to my kids. You may find that idea bit exaggerated or tedious but it is quite practical and must for every student preparing for any exam. on this earth..... Ok, ok, won't keep it secret.....I will narrate that idea for all reading this blog esp.for school going children (even parents would like it)-
1) When you have one yr. at hand- so 365 days - in a way 4 hrs.min daily studies (keeping other time for household work and/or rest) - 1460 hrs. Sounds you feel comfortable to finish studies. Then deduct some hrs.say 60 for festivals/functions at home etc. still you are comfotable.
2) So 1400 hrs.in your hand- then how many subjects/papers you have to study? Divide hrs.by no.of subjects (including practicals etc.which need less preparation than studying books). Say you got 1400 divided by 7 subjects= 200 hrs.per subject.
3) Then count no.of topics covered in syllabus for each subject (which may vary from subject to subject). So, if English has 20 lessons (incl.poetry/rapid reading etc.) you get 10 hrs.per lesson...more than enough na?
Then if Science has 10 lessons (but you feel, they will take more time for preparation) you will get 20 hrs.per lesson. On the contrary if Science has 20 lessons you will get same 10 hrs.,which you feel are less for digesting difficult concepts. Then you can allot more hrs.to science say 15 hrs. reducing 5 hrs. allotted to English lesson. Hushh ! you are comfortable now with Science.
4) Once you have allotted hrs.of lessons for each subject. Get set go !! Caution- you have to review quarterly whether you are following schedule. If not, check where you are lacking. Suppose you have bi-monthly, quarterly,half yrly exams. you can keep some cushion days.
5) Then review after six months. If you feel you could not complete lessons as per your expectations for any reason like sickness or guests or family vacation etc. just do same exercise of dividing but this time count days remained and lessons remained to be studied (including revision of already studied lessons as they may prove your strong point at exam).
6) Second review- when two months are left .
7) Third review- when one month is left.
8) Fourth review- Ten days are left for exam.
9)Fifth review- Two days left.
10)The day of exam.- and here you feel prepared, I am sure. Just be cool and write down some important things/points or anything you feel you would forget on a piece of paper, revise it and you are bound to remember whole thing.
I am sure, nobody in the world will stop you from getting success when you are confidently prepared. BTW, my teacher mentioned in this blog happens to be sister of Mr.Madhav Vaze who played role of Shyam in "Shyamchi Aai". Hope this blog inspires all students on this mother earth.