My dear students of BHUTAN,
Hope you all are fine and getting ready for the final examinations of 2014. Some of you know me, but many not. I was in teaching profession in your heavenly kingdom from March 1987 till February 2013. I had taught in Tsebar Pry School, Pemagatshel,( ten years), Nangkor Higher Secondary School( eleven years) and Wangchhu MSS, Chukha (five years). I also looked after the Girls’ Hostel of Nangkor HSS for all the years. In March 2013, I left the Kingdom.
My profession of teaching in Bhutan has now turned into a passion of serving the students. This is why I am writing this letter for your bright results in the coming examinations. By virtue of God’s blessings, recently I was privileged to attend a motivational workshop conducted by a world known motivational leader named Mr. Matindra Debnath. I have learned some wonderful techniques of scoring high marks in the examinations. I think the techniques will be very useful for you at this juncture when your examinations are knocking on the door. I am sharing some of the techniques hereunder for your benefit. Kindly spend a few minutes to read them. If you love them, you may practice in preparation of your exams. Good luck!
1. SLEEP LEARNING – THE GREATEST LEARNING TECHNIQUE. Everyday go to bed an hour before your sleeping time and recall all the lessons you studied during the day. If you are not able to remember something, instantly refer to your NOTE book or TEXT book and revise that particular point or portion.
2. Upon every completed hour of vigorous study, you must relax for five to ten minutes in order to supply OXYGEN to your brain, renew your energy and to enhance your learning and retention capacity. For that, you must drink a little lukewarm water, visit urinal or toilet and practice deep breathing (inhalation and exhalation) as it is taught by your teachers at the school.
3. You must stay away from T.V, Mobile and Computer while studying. Because according to U.S. scientists, they consume our energy and make us less efficient in learning. Scientific research shows that if we keep a functioning Mobile within 15 feet radius from us, our mental and intellectual capacity gets reduced by 80%. It was demonstrated at the workshop by the expert using a sophisticated mobile. In Japan, use of mobile for school children has been restricted during their study hours.
4. DRINK WATER PROPERLY. Dr Masaru Emoto extensively researched on water and found the following benefits of water:
- Our body constitutes with more than 90% water. Any shortage causes uneasiness, dizziness and lack of vitality due to the lack of supply of vital fluids in different parts of the body---most importantly supply of OXYGEN to brain for better memory and concentration.
- Weight loss/gain, younger look and healthy skin.
- Better productivity at studies/business/work/profession.
- Better exercises and workouts.
- Helps in digestion and reduces constipation.
- Flushes out toxins/nicotine/caffeine/thein /tannin.
- Less muscle cramps and sprains.
- Relieves stress, fatigues and pains.
- Keeps in good mood.
- Reduces risk of many illness including cancer.
BETTER WATER DRINKING HABITS:
1. Drink always in sitting posture.
2. Drink from round shaped containers.
3. Drink one sip at a time mixing more and more with saliva.
4. Take time…..drink water in a relaxed state of mind.
5. No cold water…..Lukewarm water is the best for our system.
6. Fruit juice/milk/other drinks cannot substitute water.
7. Normally 1/12 of body weight is the amount of water intake.
8. Time/gap…….of drinking water…..morning……before bath and meal…..
5. Create a Time Table, Plan your time wisely to cover all topics in the exam.
6. Studying till late night reduces retention power and causes a drop in the performance next day. It is better to get a good night’s sleep before exam.
7. If you get stuck on one question, move on to the next question and then get back to it later.
8. Don’t talk to friends & discuss on things that you don’t know. This adds to unnecessary stress.
9. Don’t study lying on your bed. Study with upright posture at chair & table. Sit on hard chair. Avoid sofa. When you sit on hard chair your mind power and concentration becomes stronger.
10. If 9 out of 12 chapters are easy & can be finished fast , do them first, so that you can spend quality time on the difficult chapters.
11. Eat balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. Avoid spicy, oily fast and junk food. For religious, spiritual and scientific reasons, you should avoid non-veg food (meat, fish, egg) during the exam days.
12. Take great care of your handwriting & overall presentation of the answer script. Good handwriting and neat and tidy answer script are crucially important.
13. If you want great results, never be selective. Cover the whole syllabus.
14. Your answers must reflect UNIQUENESS to score highest marks.
15. Avoid cold drinks, ice cream. They lack oxygen and are harmful for brain.
16. Before starting your examination, relax through deep inhalation and exhalation. If you feel nervous, stressed or strained during exams, practice the breathing exercise for a few rounds -- long and deep inhalation and exhalation. Thus you will get back your balance and strength of mind and brain.
17. If you fall in any personal or domestic problem, seek help from your school counselor immediately.
18. Meditate whenever you can. Scientific research report says 10 minutes of perfect meditation is equal to four hours of sleep.
19. Eat light food for dinner in order to have a good sleep. Eat early dinner for better digestion. Late and heavy dinner will disturb your sleep.
20. At all costs you must avoid attending any party during exams. Wrong eating or drinking at the party might upset your stomach which will adversely affect your mind and brain.
21. Increase frequency of eating, but decrease the amount.
22. You must sleep well. Sleep is energy and mind power rebuilder.
” EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE
MAKES A PERSON
HEALTHY WEALTHY AND WISE.”
Respect your teachers, parents and elders. Always keep your head low before them.
AN EXAM IS ONLY AN EXAM. IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. DON”T WORRY ABOUT THE RESULTS. GIVE YOUR BEST IN HAPPY MOOD…….YOU WILL DO YOUR BEST.
ALL THE BEST IN YOUR EXAMS! MAY GOD GUIDE YOU AT EVERY QUESTION-ANSWER! MAY I BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN THE EXAMS!
Mr. Matindra Debnath’s Profile:
BE (BESU, SHIBPUR), NLP (IFCNLP-UK), SMCBLS(SLL,LAREDO,TEXUS,USA).
FORMERLY: WBCS (EXE), DY MAGISTRATE & DY COLLECTOR
UNO CONSULTANT (UNICEF), KFO,INDIA.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, IIIT ENGINEERING COLLEGE.
MANAGER (SECL) & SO (BCCL), CIL, GOVT. OF INDIA U/T.