NEET 2020 would be the only pre-medical entrance exam of the country, from 2020 onward. It means that as a medical aspirant you will only get a single chance in a year to get into any of the undergraduate medical courses. Although a single chance in a year and huge competition makes it tough to crack, with the right set of strategies one can certainly make it happen. One of the proven strategies is to make personal notes while preparing for NEET 2020. However, you need to know certain hacks on how to make notes for NEET revision.
Make a daily study routine
The student should make a time table having four slots of two and a half to three hours each in the whole day and should at least half an hour-long break in between each slot. Allot each slot to different subjects such as – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. And at least one slot should be utilized to solve the NEET papers of previous years, NEET Study material or mock tests. The morning slot of the daily routine should be utilized to study the most difficult subject. It is significant to concentrate each of the three subjects each day with the goal that no subject’s syllabus is left behind.
Note down all your mistakes
When you start solving previous year question papers or mock tests at that time you may face some difficulty to solve the question. At the time of solving the paper, you would be making either a lot of distinct mistakes or either same mistakes repeatedly. Therefore to keep a record of the type of mistakes you make, you should note them in a notebook, and go through it periodically. It will help you keep aware of your repetitive mistakes and not repeat them subsequently.
Make notes during your class and self-study sessions
It is very important to make notes while studying since this habit helps in quick and efficient revision before the NEET 2020 starts. It will help you to cover the vast syllabus and revise it without the need of referring to the bulky reference books.
Use your own words
Notes should not have the same language as that of the textbook without any simplification, for which you can leave repetitive topics and extra information. Instead, you should focus on important topics. Apart from it, you should avoid complex language and use simpler sentences or terms instead. Writing your notes in your language will help you comprehend it easily and remember them longer. The majority of the students rely on their friend’s notes but it gets hectic sometimes to understand it during the revisions.
Use different colors in the self-prepared notes
Different colors can be utilized for highlighting different key components in your self-prepared notes. For instance, you can use a single color for headings and subheadings. Bold colors can be utilized to mark any important point. Highlight the keywords using any of the bright colors like yellow or light green in every paragraph or sentence. It will help you to remember the entire subject matter with the help of just a few color indicators.
However, you should make certain sets of your own color codes and stick to it. Using any random color for different components of your self-prepared notes will add up to the confusion. Just making your notes colorful.
Use abbreviations and mnemonics wherever possible
It would be not easy to cover the whole syllabus into your notes and keep it into your memory without using any abbreviations and mnemonics. Therefore, in addition to the code codes as mentioned above, you should use abbreviations and mnemonics to help you easily relate to the topic and memorize them well.
Note down all your doubts elaborately
It is almost certain that you may develop doubts frequently at the time of your self-study. However, you should not stop due to these doubts and keep going on by noting your doubts elaborately into your notes somewhere with a pencil. And try to get them cleared as soon as you find the next opportunity in the next class of your NEET coaching or study sessions with your friends.
Revising your notes
Just making the notes without understanding them and retaining them in your memory will do no good to you. You should revise your notes whenever you study the related subject and don’t wait to cover the whole syllabus in your notes. Preferably, revise all your notes periodically to help you memorize them gradually.