Class 11th and 12th are pivotal years in your lives. After preparing rigorously for class 10th board exams, you came into an advanced stage of your life. Now, you have chosen a biology stream for your future and want to become medico, for that studying Biology in a correct manner is critical.
However, as you are new in the field, you must have several questions in your mind like “how to study biology? How to remember scientific names? Does biology need only mugging up?” And many more.
To help you with your problems, we have compiled a list of eight effective tips for preparing for biology in class 11. These pointers will not only help you prepare for the class 11 exam, but they will also assist you in competitive exams.
So, let’s get right to the point.
Know your syllabus
Biology is your main subject, so you should enjoy learning it. However, when you get to class 11, you will notice that the biology you read in previous classes is not the same as the one you will read now. As of now, all topics will be covered in depth.
So, first and foremost, you should be aware of the syllabus, the topics that will come in the future, and so on. Knowing the overview of your syllabus will aid you in thoroughly studying it.
Study with interest
Biology is the study of living organisms, their environments, and how they communicate with one another, etc. And studying about these phenomena is very interesting. However, there are some topics that you may find boring, but you should never abandon them and try to develop an interest in them.
For example, there are several phyla in the classification of organisms, each of which contains several organisms that you will study.
And the chapter becomes boring; however, if you study any organism, look up pictures and videos of it on Google, and you will fall in love with it.
Consider NCERT as your holy book
When we get to class 11, many people will say that there is nothing in the NCERT and that it is pointless to read it. However, never believe anyone and read Class 11 Biology NCERT Books line by line, highlighting every significant statement, example, and definition, and thoroughly studying each diagram.
When you take competitive exams, the questions will be from the exact lines of the NCERT, and you will have to answer them. Though NCERT has indeed condensed information, making it difficult to read. But never abandon the book and read it by heart.
Don’t mug up the subject
You must have heard the phrase, “Biology has nothing to understand; you just have to memorize it to get good grades.” Many of your former classmates from different streams must have told you the same thing.
However, this is not the case because several topics cannot be mugged up like human physiology, plant physiology, etc. And these topics need thorough understanding. As a result, never attempt to learn a topic without first thoroughly understanding it. As if you memorize something without understanding its meaning, you will never be able to remember it for a long time. Even your concept will never be crystal clear.
Make short notes
The class 11 biology book contains several chapters that require not only a thorough understanding of the topic, but also a wealth of information to learn. Reading every chapter for exams is also not a good idea. As a result, always take short notes about a chapter and include all significant information in it.
Though several websites provide a summary of a chapter, never rely on them. Always make your handwritten notes because they will help you remember the chapter in the long run.
Make a note of all the significant lines and concepts from the NCERT. Additionally, make colorful notes because color attracts our eyes more and will increase your interest in the topic.
You have prepared colorful short notes by thoroughly reading the NCERT book and comprehending all of the concepts. It is now time to revise properly.
Biology is a subject that requires a balance of understanding and memorizing. As a result, after preparing notes, it is critical to revise them regularly.
Several chapters in biology are based on memorizing concepts such as cell structure, plant diversity, scientific names, and physiology cycles. So, timely revision of these topics is critical because you will not forget them quickly and won’t struggle much during exam time. So, try to strike a balance between revising old concepts and learning the new ones.
Prepare flow charts
When it comes to biology, a flowchart is essential. Several chapters contain continuous processes or cycles. For example, while reading plant physiology, there are several cycles in photosynthesis, respiration, and glycolysis that have several products and enzymes that you must remember. The same thing happens when studying plant physiology because it has several continuous processes like digestion, transportation, and so on that necessitate a thorough revision of the topic.
And by creating flowcharts for a subject, learning becomes simple.
In addition, while learning families in morphology, chart preparation becomes necessary because it is impossible to remember examples and properties of families without making flow charts.
Diagrams play a significant role in biology. Not only in class 11 and 12 exams but also in competitive exams diagrams are pivotal. Especially in physiology and morphology topics, diagrams play a crucial role. So, you should practice all NCERT diagrams and learn the labeling of them. As even in MCQ questions, labeling diagrams play an important role.
The majority of students face problems in biology and are unsure how to prepare the subject. They run into several issues while reading the subject. So, now you know how to prepare for biology in class 11 by reading this article. While reading the biology subject, you must follow all the above-mentioned tips. You will also notice a difference in your subject scores.