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Understanding and Memorizing, separating two crucial aspects of preparation
When attempting problems of a newly learnt topic for the first time, it can often become daunting to apply new concepts to more and more complex problems. An inefficient approach, which many students follow, is to read the theory, try to memorize as much stuff as they can, and attempt problems. Any formula they can’t remember, they go back...
Tips and Tricks to Solve Multiple Choice Questions in IIT JEE
Often the marking schemes for exams is set in such a way that guessing randomly will not earn you any marks. For example, it there are four options in an MCQ, and only one is correct, the marking scheme is (+3, -1), or some multiple of that (+6, -2 etc.). In such cases, if we can eliminate some options, it becomes profitable to guess.  ...
Should you guess? - Smart and Sensible 'how to guess?' tips to crack IIT JEE
This is a point on which I have seen a lot of people are divided. If you do not know the answer to a particular question, should you guess the answer, or leave it alone? I have met many people who oppose guessing purely based on principle, but I see nothing ‘morally wrong’ with guessing the answer to a question. Also, there are ways ...
Should you take a year drop to clear IIT JEE
The announcement of results is almost exclusively all about the toppers, the top performers; the winners. There are however, only a few who succeed in this cut-throat competition of grabbing a prized seat in one of the top engineering colleges of the country. Sadly, most of the aspirants come nowhere close to achieving the goal they had set out ...
Book Review: Solomons and Fryhle Organic Chemistry for IIT-JEE
The goal of the book is to present organic chemistry to students in the most interesting and comprehensible way possible. The approach taken in the book is to emphasize the relationship between structure and reactivity. The structural aspect shows students what organic chemistry is mechanistic aspect shows how it works.   An emphas...
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