how to clear backlog if i am suffering from backlog due to some health issue in my past and now i started very late how to manage all subjects with revision
Better late than never. The pros here is that you have started. So do not stop now. Work hard till the last day. Do not overwork. Health is the most important. Nothing else matters. But do not make it an excuse to not study. Do give your best shot but don’t be to harsh with your self.
Find your ikigai in studies .you will stay mentally healthy which will eventually make you physically healthy as well. Focus on your diet. All the best
Every aspirant has concerns in mind if they are a school-going student or someone preparing for competitive exams. And if they face difficulty in completing the targets then they must know that they are not alone.
A Backlog is a workload that develops when students are unable to finish their topics on time. There can be multiple reasons behind the increasing backlog. This could be due to problems in preparation strategy, delaying schedule, procrastination, health, or some other reason. With time, this backlog keeps on increasing and starts creating a burden on the students which develops the Fear of missing out (FOMO).
Types of backlogs:-
- One where you didn’t study any particular topic.
- Second when you didn’t get the conceptual clarity.
- The third is when you are unable to complete the chapter.
Now don’t panic when you have a backlog because you are not the only student who has it. Almost all students, including Toppers, have backlogs but what’s important is how to address the problem of backlogs. The very fact that you have identified it as a problem shows your seriousness and intent to solve it. I often say if you are struggling/ facing challenges, facing problems assume your preparation is going in the right direction. Usually, an easy path leads you nowhere.
Tips to cover Backlogs
PRESENT IS MORE IMPORTANT: Focus on topics that are being taught in present. If you leave the present topics and start studying for previously taught chapters, you are not resolving the backlog issue but further aggravating it. Your backlog list will keep on increasing. You will not be able to cover your backlogs with this strategy.
Remember the first step to cover backlogs is to ensure that no new backlogs are created. Whenever you are studying any topic and you get a doubt, make sure that you clear the doubt then and there itself. This will ensure that there is no creation of backlog in the first place and revise the topic otherwise you’ll forget it and a new backlog will be created.
Which topic to cover first in Backlog?
Divide and Conquer – Devote 2–3 hours each day to complete your backlog. The rest of the time should be exclusively reserved for present homework. Make a list of backlogs and decide the sequence.
Keep following things in mind when you start covering your backlogs.
- When the topics are inter-related, then start afresh topic that is not connected to previous topics.
- Start with the topics which seem interesting to you.
- Start with the topics which have higher weightage (Refer to the trend of past years).
- Don’t be in a hurry – Don’t think that you can complete your “huge” backlog within a month. It will take time but if you will keep believing and follow things properly, it will get covered soon. Remember, No hadbadi. Focus your energies on activities that increase your level.
- Don’t try to complete everything- Sometimes it is a good strategy to take something off your plate.
- If you are studying an interconnected topic and the time is less-
- Give preference to notes rather than the modules.
- Solved Examples are more important than Exercises.
- Focus on theory+ Solved Examples+ Previous Year Questions.
- Last but not least the reason for backlog can be solving too many questions/ watching too many YouTube videos/ studying the chapter from multiple sources. So SAY NO to random stuff and ensure no deviation from the plan.
In a nutshell, the focus should be on resolving the problem of backlogs and not grieving on the fact that you have backlogs. Remember if you focus on your goals, you will hardly get bothered by your problems but if your focus is more on problems, you will lose sight of your Goal.
1. Focus On What’s Currently Going On In Class
If you have a backlog of a few different topics and subjects, meanwhile the chapters that are currently being discussed in your class are different, you won’t be able to focus on any. It is better to concentrate on what is going on in the present rather than trying to study everything at once. Doing so will only increase your backlog, and you will only regret it later.
2. Divide Your Days & Make a Schedule
Do not study two subjects or two chapters in a day, instead make a weekly or monthly schedule along with dedicated hours. Devote 2 – 3 hours to each chapter or subject. You can also divide the subjects into weeks and clear all backlogs subject-wise. If you can’t give 2-3 hours each day to backlogs, we would suggest you at least.
3. Patience Is The Key, Trust The Process to Prepare for JEE
Thinking you can clear your months-long backlog in a few days? Just think realistically, it took months to pile up, you won’t be able to finish it in days or weeks. Don’t lose hope in the middle, and drop the idea rather promise yourself that no matter how you will do it.
4. Avoid Group Studies During Your JEE Preparation
Group studies are a great way to widen your horizons and clear your doubts. But if they’ve covered more chapters or topics than you, you will eventually feel left out and lose confidence. So, it’s best to avoid them if you are not at the same pace. You can start group studying once you have cleared your backlogs.
5. Divide Topics into Categories
We know that diving topics into categories might seem daunting but you will thank us later. Firstly list the chapters along with a detailed list of all the topics which have been covered in those chapters. Then divide them into categories, first the topics you are aware of, then the topics you have a gist of followed by the topics you have no idea about. Now you can either sit with your tutor or teacher and ask them to mark the most important topics on the list.
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How to Clear Backlogs During IIT JEE Preparation?
Focus On What’s Currently Going On In Class. …
Divide Your Days & Make a Schedule. …
Patience Is The Key, Trust The Process to Prepare for JEE. …
Avoid Group Studies During Your JEE Preparation. …
Divide Topics into Categories. …
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