Class 9 Science contains a lot of basics that will be expounded on in later grades of Class 11 and Class 12. Thus Class 9 Science should be paid special consideration while studying if you plan to take Science in future. You should follow certain preparation tips throughout the year to comprehend the subject matter. Your preparation strategy should be such that whatever you learn benefits you in the future in addition to helping you score great marks in the examination. Class 9 Science has some intriguing chapters that you will enjoy learning.
So let us see what you need to do from the beginning so that you remain in control of your studies till the final exams.
- Plan ahead
Good planning is your first step to ensure a smooth sailing study experience throughout the year. There are two aspects to good planning; being aware of all that you need to do and preparing a practical and doable plan to achieve it. However, a good plan is of no benefit if you do not stick to it. So go through all the chapters in your textbook. See which chapters seem difficult, which ones are lengthier, which ones carry more weightage etc. Keep in mind your daily study hours and give due consideration to other subjects as well. Following that, plan a well-informed timetable for Class 9 Science. Make sure that your timetable is neat, attractive, and colourful. An eye-catching and neatly organized timetable is more likely to be paid attention by you than a rough timetable at the back of a notebook. Stick this timetable somewhere in your room where you can see it every day to make sure it is being followed diligently.
- Make notes
Class 9 Science is a vast subject with a lot of reading, reactions, definition, differences, diagrams, etc to go through. It will help you hugely if you make good quality notes to improve your understanding, staying organized, and for revision purposes.
- Be organized
Stay organized with all your reading material, stationery, and study aids. Do not waste time searching for study material before you can actually start studying. Also, maintain a separate notebook for all the diagrams and important reactions so that you can refer to them quickly whenever necessary. Making notes and separate notebooks for different things is a great way to not just have everything organized and ready to go for learning but also help you memorize them in due process.
- Pay attention in class
Do not waste crucial time in class when the teacher is teaching and then try to study on your own at home. Teachers simplify complicated information in class and also clarify your doubts. So make the most of your time in the class. Listen attentively, highlight important points in the textbook, and note down any added information the teacher has for you.
- Be thorough with your textbook
Your NCERT books are all that you need to prepare for the Class 9 exam. NCERT Books for Class 9 Science in Hindi and English are also available online and can be downloaded easily for free.
- Don’t let doubts pile up
The perfect way to ensure that no confusion happens close to exams is to not let doubts pile up during your studies. Whenever you get a doubt try to get clarity on it as soon as possible. You can ask your teacher, look up relevant conceptual videos, attend free live classes online by experts. There are a ton of ways to ensure that your basics are sound. Sound basics are an important factor not only for Class 9 science but for all future classes as well.
- Understand the real-time applications
The science that you study in Class 9 has several practical applications. Learn to relate whatever you learn in class to your surroundings. This way you will not only be able to learn better but understand the basics efficiently. This way you do not have to memorize every line of the textbook. real learning is bout understanding and not cramming.
- Use technology to your advantage
All the students of today are tech-savvy enough to use technology for learning success. You can not only download important learning material to practice but also refer to animated videos, attend classes by experts, download educational scientific apps, etc. You can also go online and chapter wise mock tests to test your knowledge of a newly learned chapter. The internet can be an ocean of useful resources if you use it with the correct intention.
- Have weekly revision and assessment sessions
Right from the start of the academic session, make sure that you assess your weekly performance every weekend. How much were you able to study? Did you stick to your study plan? Is your weekly target achieved? Do you have any doubts? This will help you be on top of your plan throughout the year. Also, get a quick revision of whatever you studied that week. You will experience the advantage of this practice, towards the end of the academic year when you will be fully prepared before the exam and get ample time for revision.
- Use past papers to your advantage
The sample papers issued by CBSE and the previous years’ question papers are essential learning aids that you must have right from the start. As you learn a chapter, look for its question in a question paper. This way you will be able to learn every chapter perfectly from an examination viewpoint. Your practice of going through the previous years’ question papers should happen throughout the year and must increase as you reach the end of term. This is one practice that is recommended for every subject and grade by experts, teachers, and toppers alike. So make sure you follow it diligently.
When you learn something, your objective must be to enhance your understanding and become a better learner in addition to scoring good marks in the exam. Exams test your learning and thus good education is what you must focus on. When you do that you will automatically perform well in exams. so take interest in what you are studying and actively participate in learning it. This way you will be prudent with your studies throughout.