Economics being a vast subject requires a lot of attention, understanding and love for the subject. It is also a complex subject, spilling over to many other subjects like finance, sociology, environmental science, etc.
If you do want to do well, but are not able to because you can’t understand many topics, the complexity bogs you down, you can’t manage your time well or simply you dread the subject, there are ways to enhance your performance.
5 ways to ace JC economics
- Overcome your fear
The biggest reason of underperformance is our fear of the subject. Don’t approach the subject with the most difficult topics. Start with the relatively easier/interesting ones and once you start to get a hang of it, slowly approach the difficult topics. The moment you start grasping the concepts of the easier ones it’ll give you the confidence to tackle the difficult topics. However, despite this if you are still stuck on difficult topics, the best thing to do would be to enrol in a good JC economics tuition centre.
- Create a timetable
The moment you are able to organise your schoolwork, you’ll automatically start feeling lighter and the dread towards economics will diminish. Create a general schedule and a daily schedule where revision time and assignment time are included. If you have a general revision time every day, rather than right before tests and exams, tests and assignments won’t seem that difficult. Creating a timetable also allows you enough time for your social life so you don’t grudge your studies
- Take short breaks every hour
When you sit down to study make sure you have at least a 10 minute break every hour. Grab a bite, listen to music, do anything that helps to relax you and rejuvenate you. However, don’t extend the break as then you’ll get too distracted and will find it difficult to concentrate
- Keep your phone switched off
Phone, IM on the laptop, should all be turned off. Phones are the easiest distracters and when you’re anyway tackling a difficult subject like economics, the more distracted you get the more difficult it will be to concentrate and understand concepts. It’ll take you a long time to grasp the topic, which will frustrate you.
- Enrol in a tuition centre
If you’re not able to manage time despite creating a schedule, or still can’t grasp concepts, you should enrol in a good JC economics tuition centre. You will be able to see the drastic difference in your performance in class. However, all the four points should still be followed even if you enrol.
Performance pressure is one of the most common reasons for underperformance. If that is tackled, you will surely be able to ace JC economics.