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The Traps in High School Subjects

In learning, it is inevitable to meet and sometimes even hard to notice some traps. In last week, A Plus Pal has summarised the traps in English, Math and Foreign Language. Then, what about Arts and Science? Have you already been caught by their traps? Here is the answer.

Traps in Science: Learning Physics, Chemistry and Biology with the same method. A majority of science students feel puzzled about the following problem: In Physics, Chemistry and Biology tests, they can get High scores, but in Comprehensive Science tests, they suffer a drop in grades. To overcome this problem, they need to know that the Comprehensive Science papers check the students’ ability of thinking transformation, mastery of knowledge points and completeness of knowledge bank.

Due to the differences among those subjects in learning method and test-taking skills, it is hard for students with insufficient knowledge bank and poor knowledge mastery to shift their thoughts flexibly. What’s more, since the Comprehensive Science papers contain far more questions than the individual test, students do not have enough time to think, which leads to the breaks in their train of thought. Therefore, in Comprehensive Science learning, though the similarities among the three subjects are important, the characteristics of each one deserve more attention.

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Traps in Arts: separating textbook knowledge from practice. Many arts students are troubled by this problem: their answers are long enough, but their scores turn to be unsatisfactory. To tackle this difficulty, they should notice that their answers need to include relevant knowledge points. In art subject learning, many students tend to shift between two extremities: only reciting textbooks or only doing exercises. However, it is necessary for them to balance reciting and practice.

Many students like to read textbooks first, and then do intensive exercises without a reflection of what they just learned. Such a habit impedes the thorough mastery of the knowledge points. Therefore, those students need to go over textbooks in time to review the knowledge points related to the exercises.