How To Improve Your Grades in Biology
- Oct 12, 2016
- Sudipto Das
A successful preparation in biology requires dedication, time and memorization. You might not have plans to pursue a career in this subject but there are various ways through which you can improve your grades in biology. By implementing these techniques, you’ll surely be able to ace the dreaded biology test. Let’s go through a few steps to improve your bio grades.
Reduce distractions as much as possible
Choose a clean as well as a quiet area to study. Reduce distractions to the bare minimum level for greater efficiency. This point is applicable to almost all subjects and biology is no different.
Prepare your biology study materials tactically
A tactful preparation of study materials like flashcards, scratch papers, memos (where specific biological terms are noted down that you are finding difficult to remember) can definitely play an important role in improving your grades in the subject. Keep these notes handy and well within your visual reach, so that you can refer to them quickly and effectively at the time of your need. You’ll surely be able to memorize them at some point and once you memorize the terms, it’ll also be less likely for you to forget them in future.
Maintain a schedule
You should make a schedule and stick to it as much as possible, whatever the circumstances. It isn’t necessary for you to study biology in long sessions. Short sessions can also do you wonders but if you are set on “long hours”, do remember to take sufficient breaks.
Refer to your biology class notes
Your class notes are always important. So do refer to them at the time of your preparation. But before that, do ensure that you take down class notes diligently and sincerely in classes. Proper reference to class notes will surely improve your grades.
Prepare a separate notebook for important biology definitions and concepts
This point’s specifically important and shouldn’t be ignored. You’ll reap the rewards at the time of your exams when time’s short on one hand and syllabus is huge on the other. A separate notebook having these significant biology definitions and concepts will make it easier for you to refer to those terms quickly and effectively.
Know about the ideal ways for drawing biological drawings
Biological diagrams aren’t an easy walk in the park. These can sometimes be quite tricky and some students do struggle in this aspect. There are a few rules for drawing biological diagrams effectively like:
Using a lead pencil while drawing biological diagrams, preferably a 2H.
Shading specific portions of a diagram might look pretty aesthetic but it’s not advisable in biological diagrams. If you need to darken a specific spot, use dots to do that. The entire diagram should be drawn with clear cut lines.
Labeling should be as clear as the diagram. Do remember that labeling is as important as the diagram.
There are many other rules. You can refer to this article for a detailed explanation of the rules accompanied by biological drawings.
If it’s possible for you to opt for mock tests before the real test, you can opt for the same. Mock tests will prepare you for the real deal. A decent performance in mock tests can raise your confidence level before an exam. A poor performance in the subject will make you aware of your shortcomings. You’ll learn from your mistakes and will surely not repeat the same in future. Professional tutors can easily set up a mock test for you if you do want to opt for the same.
Lastly, we would say that confidence is always the key to success. Do not lose hope that you can’t improve in the subject. You’ll surely improve if you keep on persisting with the same. Do remember-
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Sudipto writes technical and educational content periodically for wizert.com and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation.
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