Statistics as compared to the other subjects hold a distinct position in the list of subjects. The terminology, lengthy calculations and a list of formulae to be remembered are enough to shoo away the students from studying the subject. The first timers often get confused and show a lack of interest in learning. However, Statistics might seem to be a difficult subject, but with consistent efforts, it can be the most scoring subject as well.
So, for students who have fear for the subject must follow the below mentioned few points to score well in Statistics.
I. Constant efforts leads to success
Statistics is not a theory subject that could be learned just a day before the exam date. Various formulae and equations have to be memorized as well as practiced several times in order to attain perfection. A study schedule must be maintained from the beginning of the semester so that a consistent progress for study can be obtained easily. All you have to do a couple of days before exams are to revise as all your course would be completed much in advance. This schedule will help you to score higher in the exams and will make learning an easy process. Learn at least 3-4 formulae every day to excel in exams.
II. Apply different learning strategies
While studying a student has to use various methodologies to learn and remember things. In the case of Statistics, it is necessary for the students to realize that just by cramming they would not be able to score high. Different kind of learning strategies like understanding and then writing down the points, writing down the tough formulae on a piece of paper and revising as and when free time is there are some of the examples of the techniques that can be mix and matched with the students for getting maximum results. Thus, learning becomes fun and quick as well.
III. Practice a lot of numerical
There is a phrase, “Practice makes a man perfect.” It implies that the person who has the habit of constantly working towards achieving his goals will definitely reach to a higher level no matter what may come. In the same way, only by memorizing the formulae it is not possible to attain good grades. One must practice a lot of questions for them as well. Solve as many questions as possible available in textbooks, papers, and the internet. In this way, a student will be able to perform self-testing mechanism that will show how much more practice is required.
IV. Group study will surely help
While studying in alone, the student might get bored and might fall asleep soon. This reduces the time left for studying. Rather, if the students sit together, they can study for long hours. It becomes possible as the students will motivate each other to study and help one another on topics that are difficult. Also, they can give tests to each other and exchange their copies for reviewing the test. Also, each student can take up the topic he/she knows well and explain it to others. This would make the learning process fast. A competition can also be held that how many questions can be solved by each student within a stipulated period of time. The winner will get a reward.
V. Look at previous papers to analyze the pattern
One can find the previous year’s papers in the library or on the internet. This would help the students to know the paper pattern and can prepare accordingly. Teachers and Seniors can also update the students about the paper pattern and the weight given to each chapter. This will let the students know which chapter carries more marks and also the weak areas that require practice. Knowledge about the type of questions asked in examination allows the students to devise a study plan in an efficient manner.
VI. Eliminate the repetitive mistakes
Never consider class tests as a burden. They are not for the teacher, but for the students so that they can track their performances themselves. In order to do well in exams, one must know the shortcomings in the learning process, and it is only possible by attending the test series on a regular basis. Once the students know their mistakes, they will be able to eliminate them in the final examination.
VII. Attend revision classes regularly
After the completion of course revision classes are held by the teachers in order to clear the doubts or revise the tough topics. Students must study the course and analyze the tough topics. He/she should attend the revision class for those topics only. Daily going to the class for all topics would waste time. Therefore, revision classes will help the students to get assistance for their studies at the time of the exam.
VIII. Carefully read the questions in exam
While attempting the paper read the questions carefully and jot down the given information. This would help you to know what values you have and what you need to find out according to the question. Many times it happens that in haste the students do not read the questions carefully and one part of it remains unsolved. In order to avoid such mistakes try to read each question more than once.
IX. Analyze charts and graphs minutely
Pie charts and graphs from an evident part of Statistics and students must understand it thoroughly. During exams questions based on these two are often asked. Thus, a student must read and follow all the instructions carefully. The class interval can be a single series value. The values of each axis must be studied carefully and then answer the question must be followed.
X. Take regular breaks from studies
In order to score high one should not keep o studying for long hours without taking brakes. Some recreational activities are required to be followed in order to keep the mind refreshed. Thus, keep in mind the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
By following these steps, students can definitely win over the fear of Statistics and make sure that they earn good grades.