Three Strikes and Then You're Out!
The three terms of the exams always have a huge impact in a student's life, we know it best with our performance when do we strike out! Our feature explores the same...

This year's results were indeed shocking to all and an awakening call too many. On 24th and 25th of November, the 11thand 12th Grade students of IHS got their results for their half yearly papers, to which many did not get the marks as they expected, for many could not even get passing marks in certain subjects while many got the same marks as that of the first term though this test was out of 70 and 100 for respective subjects instead of out of 50 as was during the first term.

Our teachers too have a role to play to guide and mentor us, as one of the teachers Mr.Regi (mathematics teacher) commented on enhancement of learning through techniques, he stated, "75% of the question in exam paper is from the text book exercises and also from the solved examples." Also, we need a thorough understanding and knowledge of your course contents to pass the exam.Furthermore, commenting on hard work paying off, the supervisor of Grade 11 7 12 boys, Mr.Yashbeer Singh Gharewal and a chemistry teacher in the section mentioned, "Luck plays a very small part in our lives and success is only reached through determination and hard work."

As we've gathered from our mentors time and again, now one realizes that learners 'build up' their understanding rather than 'take in' new knowledge. Understanding comes when you:
  • Link new knowledge to prior knowledge.
  • Expand your existing knowledge of a subject.
  • Ask questions.
  • Use examples.
  • See new information in patterns.
  • Use your own words.
  • Think visually.
Many teachers further also want us to focus on things that may help, such as:
  • A positive approach to your studies
  • Goals, and the motivation to achieve them
  • Good study habits
  • An understanding of what assessment is all about
  • Good organisation
  • Good time management
  • A suitable place to study.
- Written by Allen Mathew, Senior Reporter of Light House.