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Exam Revision Time: the more you worry the less comes in!

Naeem Ahmed Qazi 04:27 PM | 14 Jan, 2019
Exam Revision Time: the more you worry the less comes in!
Students undergo immense physical and psychological pain during the revision phase which oft starts from mid-January. Sustaining this pressure is an uphill task for the teenagers particularly under the inhumane demanding nature of parents, teachers and school administration.

The monotonous routine at a school where these innocent souls have to produce optimal results in the test series to secure their dignity becomes enormously robotic. Simultaneously, a similar practice is enforced by the academies which they attend in the evening throughout the week. This test series consists of six papers a week often held during the very first period of the day and lasts for almost seven to eight weeks.

Catastrophically, the majority of teachers and parents are unaware of the techniques used successfully worldwide to help kids prepare for the examinations. For Pakistani students, however, every individual is dealt with the same technique where a minority is able to understand the concept leaving the majority in the realm of boredom.

The phenomenon of exam anxiety mentally shatters most of the students. Parents and teachers both keep enhancing the pressure as the examinations get near. During practicing their pressure tactics, they either psychologically damage the kids or harm them physically.  Most of the times due to the lack of knowledge, time or intent the whole burden is put on the shoulders of a student and that too without the provision of appropriate guidance. Hence, it can be concluded that most of the schools in the land of pure don’t practice the proper techniques mainly due to lack of expertise.

Throughout the world and particularly in the developed countries certain learning techniques have opted. These methodologies vary according to the nature of the learners. Some of the most effective and practiced techniques include Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory.

Students who find it easy to learn by using their visual capabilities must be provided with ample material in order that they can learn the concepts by seeing. These students are blessed with the ability to capture images as well as drawing mind maps which retain in their minds for longer periods. They, in fact, comprehend the concepts by seeing. For instance, flash cards having ideas written or drawn on them help these students understand and remember the key facts by using look, cover and check method. These kinds of visual aids also attract the interest of the learners.

A few decades ago, most of the educational institutions had different charts, maps and likewise stuff on the classroom walls which was prepared by students. It was only meant to help the teenagers who were skillful in visual learning.

The most effective way of learning is Auditory learning in which a student discusses a concept with their teacher or fellow student. At the optimal level, the student tries to teach the concept to the rest of the class fellows or siblings. In fact, if a learner could teach their parents or friends and then make them teach back, there is no better way of learning. An Oxford university student successfully revised all the concepts by talking to one of her friends on phone. Her mother, a renowned revision teacher, emphasized that if a student is good at auditory learning then the phone should be allowed during the revision time for it helps a lot in learning. Simultaneously, a phone can be a nightmare during the revision session since social media can easily distract a student and it can stuff it all up.

A kinesthetic learner is an active learner who prefers learning through doing. Instead of teaching this kind, engage in a practical activity. Kinesthetic learners often find teachers who are unable to identify the learning preference which is devastating for the students. For example, if a language learner is provided with a novel sentence and made to identify the function of different words, a kinesthetic learner will enjoy the challenge and try his best to come up with a correct answer. But if the same student is just taught a concept in a traditional manner, it will be extremely difficult for them to grasp the concept.

Implementing any sort of grade on your child or student is unfair. Instead of making them sure that doing their best is adequate helps a lot. Parents’ support is essential since the social and physical impacts of examination anxiety can be overwhelming. Girls suffer more from anxiety than boys do, and in this pressure cooker situation, they mostly overdo that backfires ofttimes. Resultantly, spending long hours behind the desk make all the efforts ineffective. Contrarily, in boys’ case, it’s necessary to supervise them minutely. Students, parents, and teachers all must learn the most appropriate technique to prepare for the exam else all will stress out because it’s not only a students’ exam eventually.

Naeem Ahmed Qazi
Naeem Ahmed Qazi

Naeem Ahmed Qazi is committed to helping achieve SDGs through efficient practices for human development. As an educationist by training and social influencer by passion, he has a keen eye for current societal transformation. He ...

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220

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