Practice Strategy for Selection Guarantee

Practice Strategy for Selection Guarantee for NEET PG

We have full confidence in our study technique that we are guaranteeing selection of students who are fully committed to our plan and prepare at least 8 months as suggested. As part of the guarantee, we will make a full refund if a student does not qualify for a clinical seat in govt. college.

The Plan

Our study plan has 4 components.

  1. Routine for completing the full syllabus.
  2. Routine for revision.
  3. Flashcards.
  4. Daily routine.

Routine for completing the full syllabus

The right start is very important and sets you up for a great finish. This is the step where we go un-conventional. Unlike normal preparation, a student is not supposed to move to the next subject/topic till he/she masters the fundamentals of the current subject/topic. Fundamentals are concepts that 60% of students know by heart. The routine is to be followed for every topic.

  1. Study notes or textbooks from good sources.
  2. After you’ve completed the study session, you should plan for practicing MCQs for 1.5 times more than what you’d spent on studying
    1. Students can only remember 25-35% of the content of their notes on the first study.
    2. Practicing MCQs right after study re-enforces memory to long-term memory and retention increases to 70-80%.
    3. When practicing MCQs, students can choose to practice with notes or without notes
      1. With notes – students are recommended to try hard to correct every question on the second attempt. It’s recommended that student refers notes when solving questions.
      2. Without notes – student is recommended to read through explanations of questions they got wrong.
  3. A student should move to the next topic ONLY if he/she is getting over 70% of easy (fundamental) questions correct. This can be checked by going to Insight’s page. If student is still below 70%, it’s recommended they go through the book or notes again. If they still can’t get over 70%, replace notes, as notes may be insufficient or incomplete for building strong fundamental knowledge. Moving to next topic prematurely is counterproductive and does not give desired results.

Routine for revision

Revision strategy is focused on getting the maximum benefit out of limited time. The focus of revision is making sure the difference between the strongest subject and the weakest subject is minimum and the readiness index is as high as possible. The revision is broken into 3 parts,

  1. Weakness-based revision: 4 days per week (60% of revision time). When planning for the next 2 weeks, a student should pick the weakest 25% subjects and thoroughly revise them.
    1. Subject with below 80 readiness index: This revision is done with notes, pretty much following “studying subject for 1st time” strategy. The goal here is to make your weakest subject cross 80 in readiness index. This ensures that student has very good understanding on fundamentals, which then allows student to consistently solve more difficult problems even when he/she may not know exact answer.
    2. Subject with above 80 readiness index: This is the time to learn solving difficult problems even when student may not know the answer. To achieve this, student should practice 30% of questions from QBank every revision cycle (e.g., if a topic has 900 questions, the student should practice at least 300 questions). This will ensure student has exposure to all combinations of fundamental knowledge that may come in exam.
  2. Time-based revision: 2 days per week (25% of revision time). When planning the next 2 weeks, student should pick oldest 2-3 subjects that he/she has not revised in longest time. The revision technique is same as above.
  3. Keeping fresh: 1 day per week (15% of revision time). The goal here is to make sure no subject is kept untouched for over 2 weeks. This means any subject that didn’t fit in the above 2 categories will fit here. In this section, student is focusing on quick revision. In this case, student will not go through notes, instead, use the “Deep Revision” feature (on revision page) to go through his/her weak areas.

Flashcards

Most students do not understand power of flashcards. Flashcards are designed to make sure students remember all the facts, and it takes consistency on students’ part to learn 100% of the facts. Learning through Flashcards will start slow, and it will seem as if there is no progress on daily basis, but over the span of a month, the learning will astonish the student.

To effectively use flashcards, make sure student never practices flashcards for over 10 minutes, ideal session length is 5 minutes. At the same time student should also re-visit flashcards 6-10 times a day, essentially, whenever he/she has 5 mins of time. When using flashcard use rating scale honestly, if done so, our algorithms will make sure you memorize every fact.

Feedback Scale (from left to right):

0 – No idea what this card is talking about.

1 – Knows other related facts, but no idea about the current fact.

2 – Faint idea about current facts.

3 – Not sure about the answer but would remember if comes in MCQ.

4 – Remembers the answer but had to put some effort in recalling it.

5 – Remembers the answer crystal clear.

If student uses the above scale appropriately, our algorithm will prioritize revising facts accordingly.

Most importantly, student should not try to go through over 50 flashcards in single session. The flashcards yield highest return on time investment as long as student give 30 mins daily to flash cards.

Daily Routine

1. 30 mins – 1hr Daily Revision: Student should start day by completing “Daily Revision”. This step is most important step, it will help them retain what they learned. E.g., students who do “Daily Revision” retain 40% more than students who skip Daily Revision after one month of preparation.

30 – 45 mins Daily Test: Take daily subject tests for subjects you have already prepared. This usually take 30 mins but helps you keep an eye on your competition.

2. 30 mins Flash Card: Go through flash cards 6-7 times a day, whenever you have 5 mins of free time.

3. 5 – 8 hrs. Deliberate Practice: Study at topic level according to schedule. Always spend 1.5 times more time on MCQ practice as compared to time spent studying.

  • Study notes/textbook: 2 hours (minimum)
  • MCQ practice of topics just studied: 3 hours (minimum)

This daily routine is for 7 hours of study daily, the more students go over this, the better, but 7 hours is minimum that’s expected if a student is serious about selection in NExT / NEET PG with 8-12 months of study.

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