(Helpline) CBSE Class XII : How To Learn Physics (CBSE 2010)

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CBSE Class XII : How To Learn Physics

Every student has a different learning style and a preferred way of learning. Try to understand your own learning style.

  • If you can learn by reading or hearing, books or lectures will be very useful.
  • If you learn by discussing, working with fellow students will be helpful to you.
  • If solving problems is difficult for you, spend more time learning how to solve problems. Remember, it is necessary as well as important to understand and develop good study habits.

Ask the following question from yourself:

  • Am I comfortable with basic concepts of the subject learnt in lower classes ? If not, spend sometime in understanding these concepts. Do not hesitate asking your teachers or friends.
  • Am I familiar with fundamental mathematical concepts from arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry ? If not, learn these concepts and formulae through practice.
  • Do I understand the subject better if I read the book before the lecture ? One may learn better by skimming the textbook in advance, going to the class and then studying the learning material in detail.
  • Do I study every day and regularly and devote adequate time for studying Physics ? If not, make it a habit to devote adequate time for self-learning and revision.
  • Am I an active learner ? Do I ask questions and participate in class discussions? Remaining mentally active and alert in the class helps in great deal.

The following actions on your part may help you understand and enjoy learning of Physics:

  • Try to interact with your fellow students and friends. Do not hesitate to raise and clarify your doubts. You can have more fun in learning physics through discussions with friends.
  • Take your class notes in outline form and fill in the details later. Listening to the teacher attentively in the classroom and understanding the content of the lecture is more important. Taking notes blindly does not help much.
  • Do not miss lectures. If for some reasons you do, ask a member of your study group to provide you with notes so that you remain in touch with the ‘flow’ and ‘development’ of the topic.
  • Solve as many numerical problems of different variety as possible. This will immensely help to understand concepts and their applications.
  • Supplement your classroom learning by reading additional books. The additional learning material has to be carefully identified.
  • Attend your practical classes regularly. It will give you hands-on experience of the concepts learnt in theory classes.
  • Try learning the technique of translating mathematical expressions and graphs into ‘word- interpretations’ and vice-versa. This would surely help to improve your grasp of the subject and your ability to feel thrilled and excited by the finer details and intricacies of the subject.
  • The ‘Internet’ has certainly opened-up a host of possibilities and opportunities for extended learning. Try visiting various sites suggested here and elsewhere to develop a passion and taste for the subject. This would not only widen your horizon but provide you a higher level of ‘built-in confidence’ about the subject.
  • Perhaps, the most important favour you can do for ‘yourself’ is to set aside adequate, regularly scheduled, study-time in a distraction-free environment.

Courtesy: CBSE.NIC.IN

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