How to score good marks in VTU exam – Part 2

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We have discussed basics of scoring some handsome marks in our first post.
Now we are going to discuss some techniques in details.

  • Focus Now
  • The Spider Technique
  • Worry Time

Give them an honest try use them for at least three days. If you notice a little change, it suggests that the skill will be valuable and, with continued practice, will greatly improve our concentration.

Focus Now” This simple practice but on of the most effective. When you find your thoughts are wandering, say to yourself.

Focus Now
and gently bring back all your focus back to your studies.
For example: You are in your class room your concentration goes off to the homework, cricket match, or a Show or your “Boy Friend“. Say to yourself.
Focus Now
You focus back on the exam / lecture and maintain your attention there as long as possible When it wanders again, repeat “Focus Now” and gently bring your attention back.

Remember: Perfect Practice makes a man perfect. Soon you will see considerable improvement in your concentration.

Must Read: How to tackle Stress and Anxiety during Examinations
The Spider Technique:

This is another strategy that sounds simple. But it is the basis for concentration because it helps you to maintain your concentration. Hold a vibrating tuning fork next to a spider web. The spider will react and come in search of an insect. But in vain. Do it several times and the spider “”wishes up” and knows there’s no insect and doesn’t come looking again.

You can learn that. Train yourself not to allow distractions. When someone enters the room, or when a door slams, do not allow yourself to participate. Rather keep your concentration on what’s in front of you.

Use the “Focus Now” technique to help you regain concentration when you do become distracted momentarily.
Remember your mind is terrible master but wonderful servant. 


Practice this in a variety of settings, such as:
In lecture classes, keep your attention on that person, look at his face, and note what is being said. let the rest of the world just “be out there”.

Worry or Think Time:
Set aside a specific time each day to think about the things that keep emerging in your mind and interfering with your concentration. For example, set 6.00 p.m to 7.30 p.m as your worry or think time. When start to deviate and think about something else then tell your mind that you have kept some time to think. Then, let the thought go for the present, and return your focus to your immediate activity.

Research studies on this show that the students who used these above mentioned three techniques improved concentration by 65% within 3 weeks.
That’s a big change!

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