The dream of studying in an IIT calls for immense hard work and also looking for a mentor who uses exceptional teaching methodologies to help understand every topic with finesse. All these efforts just double up when you are aiming for IIT JEE preparation in 1 year. Yes, you read it right! To complete the vast syllabus in 1 year, you need to have a robust plan with a great schedule that allows ample time for revision as well.
While everything mentioned above is manageable, the real challenge comes when you decide to move away from your city to chase the engineering dream. The only roadblock that can keep you away from cracking JEE is homesickness. We at Aakash, understand how difficult it is to stay away from home and all the comforts. Hence, we have devised this brief guide that will never let you miss home. Take a look!
Understand That It’s Normal
This perhaps is the most important message. In the first few weeks, you will feel a little out of place, however, as time passes, you will undoubtedly get used to it. Also, keep in mind that there isn’t anything wrong with you. Homesickness is normal and happens to everyone. It is a part of the learning curve, so instead of being hard on yourself, figure out ways in which you can learn to live with it, without compromising on your preparation.
Don’t Keep Yourself Locked in the Room
Most IIT aspirants have this habit of keeping themselves locked in their room before and after the coaching class. If you are also following the same approach, stop it now. Isolating yourself will make the situation even worse. Try finding out new locations to study and help yourself in breaking the monotony. You can also pack your books and study in a library to keep yourself away from isolation.
Try Getting Accustomed with the New Surrounding
The earlier you get accustomed to the new surrounding and the people, the easier it will become for you to focus on your studies. If you are living in a PG or with a relative, make a point of giving yourself a break for an hour and walk around. Explore the area and scope out alternate study spots when you get tired of the four walls of your room. The more you feel like the city belongs to you, the faster you will get accustomed to it.
Stay Connected with Your Parents
One of the best ways to tackle homesickness is by being connected with your parents. However, try not to overdo it. If you are on the phone with your parents and siblings for most hours of the day, it will only make the situation worse and also affect your preparation. Dedicate a time of the day for your video and phone calls with parents and stick to it.
We understand it might be a little hard in the beginning to stay positive, but you don’t have to give up. Make rigorous efforts to stay positive and you will see that with time you are able to combat homesickness in a major way. Not only this, a positive attitude will make you a happy person, and it will become more comfortable for you to make friends. A happy mind will be able to focus better on studies and more friends will make you miss home a little less.
Opt for Alternate Study Methods
Last but not the least, opting for alternate study methods that are as effective as traditional learning is another great way to crack JEE without leaving your home. Our online learning platforms like Aakash Live and Aakash iTutor offer study materials that are as effective as that provided in classroom learning. With these online learning platforms by your side, you will no more have to stay away from your home and learn as effectively as possible. From recorded video lectures to live interactive classes and eBooks, our online learning platforms offer study material in all possible formats. Not only this, all the study material is prepared by experienced Aakash faculty.
So, follow these tips and give your IIT JEE preparation in 1 year the best shot to crack the examination with flying colours. All the best!
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Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.