Problems are a part and parcel of daily human life. Without them, life would be mundane and monotonous. But what happens to a student who encounters problems in his lessons?
Does he still enjoy having them? The answer would probably shock you because it is affirmative.
Yes, a student does find problems in studies interesting, if the only subconsciously. They are enjoyed as part of the learning process and cannot be side-lined. Challenges form a part of the student’s life and they must learn to enjoy them. But are these challenges welcome if they come in the form of a theoretical question? Probably not. They remain to be hated as they are not understood easily.
If the interpretation part is made easier then the solutions pave a creative way for themselves and that too quite effectively! But how to understand a problem correctly? What is the criterion?
Below we have listed some tricks that can be used by the students and are quite effective in the daily interpretation of problems as well. Mostly, it is perceived as an innate quality but can be inculcated through practice as well. So, what are you waiting for? Go straight ahead!
Harbour genuine interest in the topic from which the question will be asked.
Don’t learn just because you have to. You need to be genuinely interested in the topic. If it doesn’t fit in your category of fascinating stuff, read about it until you start to get captivated by it. Understanding a problem from that topic will be much easier if you are drawn to the topic and have already studied it in depth.
Deeper thinking and building up logical sequences will always help get rid of the distracting thoughts that are unrelated to the topic of engrossment. When you are leaning intently towards the abyss of interest then there’s little that can stop you from getting connected to the essence of the challenge extended.
Opt for creative approaches.
When a problem is examined from different points of view, it can be interpreted differently. Problem-solving skills need to be full of creativity and only then the solutions can be clear as water. No perception is incorrect; it is only different from the other.
The ingenuity of the human brain plays a major role in deciding the level of understanding of that individual regarding the problem. When every viewpoint has been analyzed, then coming up with solutions is quite easy. Hence, you need to be diverse in not only your approach but also your assessment of the produced challenge!
Identify the root of the problem and hack away at it.
Every massive tree has firm roots set deep into the soil. You burn the roots; the tree will wither away in a matter of time. You need to acknowledge the presence of the problem before trying to find out about the solution.
Which lessons are related to this problem?
What was taught in those?
Which is the main enacting principle?
Once getting past these hurdles, it is important that you attack straight at the main point. What is asked and what should be my approach?
Sorting through the given components will help you identify the challenge specified. It has always been mentioned, “Read the question twice. The answer is always present there, in the form of a riddle.”
Form a picture of the issue in your head and let it swirl.
It has been proven that pictures and images are more effective in the learning process than the actual words mentioned. The same is true in the case of solving a problem. Form a mental image of the question asked and look at it with a realistic perspective. A solution will definitely pop up! Our brain is able to connect the dots easily with a picturesque scene already set up. It instigates certain chemical processes in the brain and thus allows for faster transmission of signals via the neuronal pathways.
Hence it is easier to learn via gadgets like TV and computer as compared to traditional classroom settings. Talk about mental imaging!
Be well versed in the theory part.
Prevention is better than cure. So is studying before the exam rather than crying after one. To understand the question, it is important that you have allowed your brain to go through its theoretical aspect at least once. The mind is a wonderful player. It juggles information to and fro and doesn’t forget anything.
The only thing that matters is the intensity and focus with which you have studied the thing. If it has been read with the least bulbs of concentration lit, it is at the back of your head, waiting to be explored more. With the maximum number of focus inputs, the topic becomes well versed and questions can be answered easily, however difficult they may seem. So, sketch out your daily plan today and start studying sincerely!
Hence, these are some of the techniques that one can follow to understand a question easily, might be in an exam or in life. Life is a game of challenges, those who understand it perfectly are able to live it creatively and build something unimaginable.
Problems on exams are not too different – They are the simplified version of realist problems. Once determined to be solved, they don’t stand a chance against the waves of grit and passion! Apply the above-mentioned techniques in solving them and establish the pattern of wonders that follows!