Setting a target for day and working on it is the basic mantra for me.
Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion
I YEAR Topper
1.Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat. Tell us a bit about yourself. Please also tell us your individual marks in each subject.
1.Hi, my name is Anuj Singh. I am from 1st year.
2.So, when all of this is new and the rest of us are still busy figuring the head and tail of the subject,how did you tackle and master the syllabus?
2.It’s only the interest in subject that keeps you going.
3.Did you have a set schedule, a time table that you stuck to? What were the daily hours that you put in self study ?
3.Yes, around 4 hours of which every one hour I take it as one session .In every session I study 45 min .10 min of rest and last 5 min revision of the previous session .
4.Is there any particular way in which you study or any special notes that you make? Maybe a different approach than what students normally do?
4.No nothing special. I make notes and revise it again and again.
5.Do you have any tips on the Do’s and Don’ts of it? How do you manage to keep yourself motivated when studies start taking a toll on you? Are there any ‘distractions’ that actually help you in the process?
5.Setting a target for day and working on it is the basic mantra for me.
- Also how important do you think is attending lectures in college? Considering half of the students are either busy on their phones or sleeping, does it really help?
6.Lecture are extremely important .They lay down concepts which on can be build strong on one or two reading.
Things can be managed by planning.
- Was there any help that you acquired while preparing for the exams? Like any visual aids any professional guidance? Or those little tit bits that the professors tell us but none other than the toppers pay attention to? Please share with us.
7.Yes for concept building you can watch Dr Najeeb’s lecture video
8.How vital is the Question Bank during exams? Does it come highly recommended or you advice thorough reading of the text and having confound knowledge of the subject?
8.Extremely important gives you an idea like how and what questions are asked in exams
9.Could you suggest a method of studying or kind of discipline that should be followed during exam time?
9.Study imps first
10.What do you do to keep yourself kinda stress free? Go for a swim, go for a walk or just wiggle under the blanket and fall asleep or what?
10.Yeah, I usually exercise and listen to music
11.Are you involved in any extracurricular activities, be it sports, cultural or academics? How do you manage it along with your routine academics?
11.Yes cricket, things can be managed by planning.
12.Could you give some important pointers on Exam writing skills? And also how should one prepare for a practical exam? Any special tips for the people of your college who would be reading this?
12.Write your answer in points.
For practical exams do read journal twice or even thrice.
13.What is the one major thing that you would like to change in today’s curriculum?
13.Exams should be purely on mcq format to rule out subjectivity of correction.
14.So, do you have any parting thoughts? Like disclosing that secret mantra that you chanted or that special brand of energy drink you savored? Just kidding. Seriously though. Anything at all?
14.Believe in yourself. No one knows everything in Medicine.