For NCERT’s I would recommend you ((In short), For detailed one scroll down):
1) give a quick ( novel like) reading to the chapter..
2) read it again.. and this time underline what seems important.
3) Now note down only what seems important even out of the underline ones..
Now what you will have is summed up notes and when you revise them just highlight the facts with highlighter which you forget again and again ..
And here you are.. allready with your to the mark notes..
You should move to reference books only after reading NCERTs. But its not any hard and fast rule. But it helped a lot in grasping the content of Reference books when I was done with NCERT.
With a stop watch, note down how much time you take to read 5 pages of any NCERT book. Find the average time and keep a note of it.
Now when you start reading any new class NCERT, then just note down the number of pages and multiply your average time and have a idea of time to complete the NCERT.
eg: SAY,my average time is 2-3 mins for one page, so if I read 100 pgs book, then I should devote 200-300 mins approx to it. So I know the time limit and I work to complete my task within time frame.
–Skipall the stuff written in image along the sides or cartoon characters speaking.
-Keep a Pencilin your hand while reading (if reading from hard copy) OR justHighlight(in case Soft copy) & mark all difficult / newwords as you read. Later, once the 1st reading is done then find the meanings and keep note of them. If you wanna save the meanings of the new words then please make separate sections for Economy, Geography etc etc. Can be applied while reading Hindu. Vocabulary is important, as per me, so don’t ignore on this one. But don’t do research work, do it in minimum time. Use Word Web software, its free and best.
– For now only answer the fill in the blanks or match the column questions orally and move ahead. Can help in tracking whether you remeber or not.
– To be done after a preferred gap of 2 days and at max 4 days after 1st reading.
– Before reading, try to recollect what all you remember from that chapter, talk it out to yourself as if you are telling to some one sitting in front of you.
– Mark the important areas or underline the lines which you feel are important.
– Do make a note of words which still bothers you. Once reading is done, find the meanings and keep a note of it in the respective section and revise it regularly.
– Now, after reading the entire NCERT of that particular standard, if you feel you know the contents of it well, then no needfor 3rd reading. BUTif you want to read it once more then,
– To be done again with gap of 2-4 days after 2nd reading.
– Time required for third reading will be very less, as you have already read the NCERT twice. So just do the skimmingof the chapters and finish it off.
– Underline, if you find some new important stuff.
– If you want, then you may also read those stuff written in image along the sides or cartoon characters speaking, you had ignored them earlier.
For your help the book list is:
· Class 6th
- History: Our Past
- Geography: The Earth Our Habitat
- Social Science: Social & Political Life I
- Science: Class VI
· Class 7th
- History: Our Past – II
- Geography: Our Environment
- Social Science: Social & Political Life II
- Science: Class VII
· Class 8th
- History: Our Past III – Part I & II
- Geography: Resource and Development
- Social Science: Social & Political Life III
- Science: Class VIII
· Class 9th
- History: India and the Contemporary World – I
- Geography: Contemporary India – I
- Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
- Science: Class IX
- Economics: Economics
· Class 10th
- History: India and the Contemporary World – II
- Geography: Contemporary India – II
- Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
- Science: Class X
- Economics: Understanding Economic Development
· Class 11th
- History: Themes in World History
- Geography:1. Fundamentals Of Physical Geography2. India- Physical Environment
- Science: 1. Chemistry: Unit 142. Biology: Unit 4 & 5
- Economics: Indian Economic Development
- Sociology: Understanding Society
- Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
- An Introduction to Indian Art
- Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)
- History: Themes in Indian History
- Geography: Fundamentals Of Human GeographyIndia – People & Economy
- Science: Chemistry: Unit 16Biology: Unit 8, 9 & 10
- Economics: Introductory Macroeconomics
- Sociology:Indian SocietySocial Change and Development in India
- Political Science: Contemporary World Politics