MY 2-YEAR JOURNEY TO IIT-JEE AT VIDYAMANDIR

Preparation for IIT_JEE for last 2 years in VMC has been the most prolific and influential era of my student life. Just a few days back i was in class 11th and today i have cracked IIT-JEE! Everything has happened so quickly as if time is running speedily!

My journey started in class 11th when i got admission in VMC. The year passed in quite a relaxed manner – confidence of being a VMCian………….. no pressure of IIT (it was really far away at that time ) ……………. just enjoying studies ……………. learning to cope up with school and coaching work simultaneously …………… learning to skip games period in school to study modules ……………. learning to prefer VMC classes over school exams .Nut still , there was a small element of carelessness also as IIT exam was still quite far . For instance, watching cricket matches and prolonged gossiping with friends only declined my performance at VMC test series. I didn’t realize that slowly i was entering the most hectic phase of my life – CLASS 12th.

Undoubtedly, class 12th has been the biggest learning stage of my life so far . Whatever experiences i have got and whatever i have learnt and imbibed from my teachers at VMC , based on them , here are some points to ponder for all those who are aspiring to be IITians .

As you enter class 12th , you may well find yourself in a pressure cooker situation in early months – pressure of Board exams from school side , pressure of fierce competition from your classmates , may be pressure of expectations from your parents ………. and the aura around you may change suddenly . Some students achieve a perfect balance between all these aspects within a short period of time and they are the ones who perform in long term. But the major lot of students is unable to bring the required harmony and they start thinking of the dangerous ‘QUIT’ .

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IITJEE Simplified : Study Tip 3 – What is the best way to study Mathematics?

Once open a time a lady wanted to hire a cook for her restaurant. She interviewed many candidates and finally she selected the one who impressed her in the interview. Lady was very impressed with his knowledge of cooking. He was like a cooking encyclopedia.

On his first day of the job, lady thought of taking his trial. She asked him to cook "Kadai Chicken ". She started eagerly waiting for the food. Food was served and she had her first bite. It was pathetic in taste. She could not sallow even a single bit of it. Lady was shocked and asked man "It is so horrible in taste. Are you sure you can cook food" Man replied, "Madam, sorry for the food. Actually I have never done cooking before. I just had taken lessons on cooking from experts and during my training classes, I saw instructor cooking. Also I have read and learnt all the recipes of making excellent food."

Moral of the story is, there is difference in knowing how to do things and actually being able to do things. By merely just knowing how to do things does not make you expert on actually doing it yourself.

Learning Mathematic is like learning art of solving problems (actually doing) and not just knowing formulae and concepts (acquiring knowledge). So if you want to improve your mathematics, you need to focus on more and more problem solving instead of just reading theory, formulae and solution .

Following are some instructions/tips that would definitely help you learn mathematics better:

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-Manmohan