Peaceful early morning study- My key to success.
ACPM dental college, Dhule
IV 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.Thank you. Hi I am Mamta P. Ladhe from Muktainagar,dist. Jalgaon.
In 2012 I got admission in ACPM dental college,Dhule & there my dream journey began.
Cons & Endo-161/200
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.I have always been a person who likes to read a lot of books. Apart from that I was always inquisitive to know more about any subject other than what I was being taught in the class.I always started reading clinical topics & the ones which I found interesting to me.This always boosted me to complete reading the whole subjects.
While reading highlighting the texts and preparing short notes about it proved to be beneficial.
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.Being a dental student I also know the physiological and psychological working of a person(just a joke). So I took it easy on me and never forced myself through the impermissible schedule and time tables.
Another important thing to be mentioned here would be, I never studied against my will and mood.
So to sum up, it would be about 4 hrs of reading each day with small refreshing breaks after an hour or two.Hey but this was only during regular working days.
The preparatory leave was a complete different scenario.
4.Did you have a different methodology of tackling the subjects? Any special notes that you prepared?
4.Yes definitely. I prepared notes as mentioned before bit there was no particular method of tacking any subject in special.
As I knew it was not possible for me to revise the complete subject just a day before exam. So, then these notes were very helpful.
5.Do you have any special pointers for specific subjects? The do’s and don’ts of it?
5.Give equal importance to all the subjects.
“Someone had once told me, it is very useful to read synopsis for each subject from the mcqs books for pg entrance.
6.Was there any help that you acquired while exam preparation? 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.
6.Someone had once told me, it is very useful to read synopsis for each subject from the mcqs books for pg entrance.
This made easier for me to solve mcqs and it is always better to watch videos of surgery before reading about it to make it more understandable.
The professors know better about what to read and from where.I read different books that too not just for different subjects but for different subtopics also.
7.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?
7.I firmly advice thorough reading of the text. It will never be a good option to keep your knowledge too confused to the precised questions given in the question bank.
I would recommend all my fellow pupils to have this question books read only after you are confident to know the subject very well because not just sticking to the question books has helped me to solve the mcqs better but also to answer the questions that weren’t mentioned in these question banks.
8.How do you propose the students study and what kind of discipline should be followed during exam time?
8.”Peaceful early morning study- My key to success”.
Abraham Lincoln quoted- “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe” Keeping this in mind I always gave more importance to regular studies than to drain my brain all at once during the tedious exam period. I have a strong belief that one should be completely stress free during final performance.
9.Could you give some important pointers on Exam writing skills? And also how should one prepare for a practical exam?
9. I am not saying that handwriting should be like pearls to the eyes but who would not like to read stuff that are readable and presented well.
Always try to highlight the keywords by underlining or puting them in a box.
And don’t worry much about practical examination, prepare very well for the theory exam and during the posting, we are well versed with our practical knowledge to comfortably appear for the same.
10.Any special tricks and tacts for the students of your college who would be reading this?
10. Do study regularly and avoid more casual nature and misbehavior in the professional college.
11.So, do you have any parting thoughts? Like disclosing that secret mantra that you chanted or that special brand of energy drink you savoured? Just kidding. Seriously though, anything at all?
11.” Amhi ani amcha baap” a book by Dr. Narendra Jadhav ,ex-vise chancellor of Pune university spoke about his father’s advice to him-” I don’t know exactly what you are doing, but just remember whatever you do you have to be one amongst topmost in it” My father inspired me for the same and then on I didn’t wish to look back unless I was satisfied with the success.
And ha! the reversed osmosized drinking water of my college would be the branded special drink.Just kidding!… I have read and experienced myself that water helps alot to being refreshed.
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