May 20, 2022

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Score more in science exams: preparation tips for students

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All students have the aim to score well in the exams and achieve academic success. To do so, students need to study effectively and prepare well for all the academic subjects of their course. In secondary and senior secondary education, one of the subjects that students find challenging to score high in is science.

In elementary education, students study it in the form of environmental studies whereas, in secondary and senior secondary learning, students study it as physics, chemistry, and biology respectively. Let us discuss some effective preparation tips that all students can follow to score well in the science exams.

Preparation tips  for physics

  1. Practice note-making

Note-making is very important to enhance your learning, make it more systematic and easy to approach. In physics, every lesson is filled with several units, formulas, theory as well as applications. Hence making physics notes is very important for the students. This will help you to retain the information for longer and better.

  1. Solve numerically regularly

Along with learning the theory portion, physics comprises a lot of applicative portions. This includes solving numerical and derivations. The applicative portion cannot be understood and skilled in a single day and therefore regular practice is very important. To score better in science, this tip will surely help you. Make an effective study timetable that gives you time to solve numerical problems every day. Regular practice will surely enhance your physics skills and preparation.

  1. Revise what you solve

In physics, we have numericalumericals. Applying formulas, equating and a lot of calculations need to be done. To score more in a science exam, always check whatever you have solved in practice as well as during the exam. This will help you to recheck whether you have got the right answer or not. The calculation mistakes can be corrected to avoid getting marks deducted. 

For chemistry

  1. Use technology

Sometimes understanding every topic becomes difficult from the textbooks, especially in chemistry as there are several elements, terms, symbols, and chemical formulas. To understand all these well, visualizations and technical learning tools help a lot. To understand the atoms, chain reactions, molecular bonding, compound formation, and other inorganic chemistry lessons too, using audiovisual tools will surely help.  

  1. Learn, and revise regularly

With so many compounds, symbols, elements, and equations, learning every day is very important as all cannot be completed in a short time. Hence all students should have a self-study timetable that has regular chemistry learning. With so much to cover and learn, to ensure that you don’t forget frequently, revisions play an important role. Don’t keep moving from one lesson to another. Keep revising regularly to hold a good command over the subject and score better.

For biology

  1. Practice diagrams

Along with learning theories and definitions, don’t forget the diagrams. In biology, diagrams are very important and are asked in the papers. Hence all students must remember to study the diagrams properly. Practice drawing neat and well-labeled diagrams. Also, you can draw relatable diagrams in the questions being asked in the exam to make your answer look more presentable and effective. 

  1. Learn in smaller portions every day

Biology lessons are full of theories and the topics are detailed and lengthy.  And therefore all the theory lessons cannot be learned and retained in a single day or short period. To score better in science exams, avoid last-minute preparations and learn every day in smaller portions. This will help your mind to grasp, and retain better. With consistent learning, students will be able to wind up the syllabus time and revise properly later.

  1. Write to  memorize better

Biology is quite a theoretical subject. Here you have many terms, biological definitions, and detailed topics. The chapters are lengthy too. Along with understanding, memorizing in biology is also necessary. Only orally memorizing is not that effective as chances of forgetting are high. But by writing, and making biology notes, students can learn and memorize and comprehend better, and for longer durations, furthermore remembering and writing the right answers in the exams.


For many students, science is a challenging subject as it has three divisions physics, chemistry, and biology to cover. Also, several applicative portions make it more difficult for the students to score high in the science exams. But by following all these above-mentioned tips, teachers can effectively prepare the physics, chemistry, and biology syllabus. Effective preparation will help students to score higher in their exams and excel in academics overall. 

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