Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Studying Subjects: Languages :)

Every region in the world has their own language and sometimes we, as students usually need to study a couple of them. However, studying languages isn't based on concepts which you can understand and apply. So, in this post I'll tell you on how you can study languages! (If you don't know what this series is, click here!)

1. Read:
Whatever chapter you may have, be it a drama or a poem, read it, do NOT even try to MEMORIZE it. It won't get you good marks, trust me!

2. Comprehend:
Reading without understanding, especially for school, is pointless. So if you come across a word that you don't know the meaning of, first read the sentence over and over again - this will help you even if you have reading comprehension in tests! If you still cannot understand, look it up in the dictionary and then write it down on a post it!

3. Read again!
Reading the chapters again and again (and again) will help you remember and recall the story better! If you want, read them before going to bed though make sure they're not too boring or else you'll fall asleep! (it's happened to me before!) Remember, you want to recall not memorize!

Other tips!
  • Sequence of events: Knowing the correct sequence of events is essential - the climax doesn't come first right? So make a flowchart of the chapter summarizing each scene or a few paragraphs at a time on a sheet of paper and go through those when you revise!
  • Character sketch: Sometimes, character sketches can be really important - either they're asked as a single question or you have to use certain traits while answering another question. Take a sticky note and stick it on the first page of the chapter, you can do one for each character depending on the size of the note. As you're reading the chapter, write down the traits in points on the note. Now you will have a "person's personality in a post-it"!
  • Literary devices: Again for literary devices like similes, metaphors, alliterations (which in case you haven't noticed, I like a lot), etc. the post-it method works too. However, you can also just underline the sentences in different coloured pens too!
That's it! Thanks a TON for reading! I hope you found it helpful! Leave a comment telling me if you are going to use any of these tips! (I'll reply!) Please go ahead and subscribe too so you know when I post next! Thanks! :)

-Kavya :)
"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense." - Harold Kushner







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