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Can copper ore extraction be equalled to whipping up an omelette? What’s the best way to get rid of exam fears?

Published: 31st January 2012 12:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:26 PM   |  A+A-


Dr C Sylendra Babu, IPS, IGP (North Zone) interacting with the students of Zion Matriculation HSS during the career counseling session.

Can copper ore extraction be equalled to whipping up an omelette?  What’s the best way to get rid of exam fears? Questions such as these were posed by Dr C Sylendra Babu, IPS, Inspector General of Police (North Zone), to the aspiring engineers and doctors of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Selaiyur.  The students responded eagerly  to his thought provoking questions during the career counselling session held at the school on January 24.

About 1,355 students from the school’s branches in Selaiyur and Madambakkam were glued to the absorbing session held to boost the confidence levels of Class 12 students who are now gearing up to face the board exams in a couple of months.

Sylendra Babu encouraged the youngsters to improve their memory and analytical skills to ace their exams. He threw light on the PQRST (Preview, Questioning, Reading, Self-analysis and Testing) technique that could be used by students to shed their exam fear.

He shared easy-to-remember analogies for complex scientific processes with day-to-day examples to help them recollect concepts. He also emphasised the need for consistent revision to tackle exam-related anxiety. The event concluded with an interactive session.

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