Rules of Language

It is said that rules are meant to be broken when it comes to language, yet there exist Grammar Nazis.
It is frequently suggested by experienced experts to keep it simple, yet simplicity is associated with amateurity.

Language is meant to be a means of communication, advice that it does not require to follow rules is something that is often suggested, but rarely appreciated. Sometimes people feel annoyed at the improper use of the comma or underwhelmed by the simplicity of language used. William Shakespeare did not invent half the words we use today by simply following the rules, the suggestive fact that this generation of laureates refuses to break the rules can effect the future of language.

But is that true? I mean the internet community sure does not follow any rules, it creates treads once in a while, and flips it around again when they feel like it. Change is inevitable in the internet community. Society as a whole is deeply influenced by the language it uses, although English is now being widely used other languages are not easily suspectable to change.

Rules and Regulations are required for keeping chaos out, but it should not prevent you from adding a pause when you feel like it using a comma.

P. S.  I don’t know if there is a word called “amateurity” I used in the first paragraph, maybe it exits maybe it does not. The thing is, nobody stopped me from using it!

Language has no rules.

The Passive Mindset for Learning

As many of you might know I am a student, and 11 & 12 are considered two of the most crucial career defining years. I am about to face these years and it all starts with a break. This summer break is considered different from all the other ones that led to this, the techniques used to get past 10th might not work any longer in the coming years. Afraid of being left behind, most students during this time go to crash courses and similar so called foundation courses.

All of us cannot do this and even if we try, most of us may feel underwhelmed by the basic concepts being taught. Keep in mind that a solid foundation on the basics is very necessary but it does not have to be rebuilt, it may perhaps require some reinforcement which may be fulfilled by simple revision. The point I am trying to make here is the fact that all of us as students will be offered breaks, and rather than taking them many of us try to attain an edge over others during this time.

The first thing to understand here is that – all of us need breaks. While I also do understand that hard work and dedication are essential to success, maybe we can tone it down for a while. I like to call this attitude a passive mindset for learning, although I am not really sure if its very effective if you maintain it for longer than needed.

But I personally need it and it helps me a lot. When you are offered a break, take it and then – maybe read a book, walk in a park, practice some football with a friend or two and passively just think about what your doing, what you want to do, etc-etc. Don’t over think all this stuff rather let your thoughts flow. If your reading a book let it all in, what you may read might help in the future and help your language. Its better if do not watch a lot of action movies and stuff but don’t hesitate if you feel like you really need to watch a movie. Most of all, let all of it inspire you.

Steve Jobs says that you need to believe in something, something like destiny or karma which enforces the belief that all that you do today – even instinctively, will eventually help you in the future.

I buy that.

A Solid Foundation for JEE

Before  I start giving you advice, you should know that I am a student myself. All that I have posted here is what I think is best for myself and others like me. That being said I should also mention that I have two years ahead of me to prepare for my JEE, so this is going to be a two year long crazy ride which may improve this resource as time passes by.

I have been told many times by several teachers that, basics are very important when it comes to competitive exams like JEE. So the first move for us should be to get the basics right.

For maths, this is what Google recommends:

http://orion.math.iastate.edu/dept/links/formulas/form1.pdf

and I think it is very well basic enough! I know “a + b whole squared” is not where you want to start, but one too many have told me that such simple algebraic results will be very helpful for us in complicated topics like trigonometry and integral calculus.(ignore the last few results in the document if you don’t understand them, you eventually will)

Other than that, I think keeping your calculation skills sharp enough will suffice for now in mathematics.

 

For Physics & Chemistry, I recommend the forever hailed Khan Academy –

www.khanacademy.org

It is always a good idea to download the syllabus of the exam you are going to write, here you go :

http://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/pdf/JEE_Main_Bulletin%202015.pdf

(don’t forget its 2015 now and I am to write in 2017 yet I really think that it will not change a lot in 2 years be free to search Google for the latest one) Its got all kinds of crazy information and the whole syllabus, really helpful document!

If you are really like me, you haven’t learned the periodic table yet, just do it by getting a print from here :

http://chemistry.about.com/od/periodictableelements/a/printperiodic.htm

One of my teacher apparently wants me to learn the elements with their atomic number and relative atomic mass form 1 to 30 and all the way back form 30 to 1. Now that I think of it, its a really good idea!

Since not a lot of physics is taught to us, I  think Khan Academy will keep you excited enough since physics is an interesting subject too. When it comes to chemistry I think its boring so here’s a really nice illustrated alternative –

Again, cross refer with a syllabus before you jump into each of these videos, but I sure do think all of them will be really helpful.

I haven’t recommended anything paid yet but this is good but also optional –

https://www.toppr.com/

 

Last but not least, if you are younger than me and have decided to choose engineering in India, I really recommend starting right away(even if you are 9 years old). For those of you like me – you overconfident idiot – we have to complete all of what I have recommended in this post within two months, accompanied by a foundation course or something of that sort if we want to get someplace.(just kidding, all of this isn’t mandatory but would certainly help)

Also buy a lot of books or a FIIT-JEE/[Other Mega institution] correspondence course as study material. Don’t completely depend on coaching institutions though, study and believe in yourself. If you are in a partly remote city with lesser coaching institutions like me, you should really get moving my friend and start getting stuff done. At the end try your best and don’t become unmotivated by fear or failure.(goes for me too!)

One fact for you to nimble upon at the end : –

NCERT – the guys who organize JEE only recommend the CBSE 11th and 12th textbooks. If you have a solid foundation and those textbooks, NCERT believes that it is all that you shall ever need to have a good JEE score!

Only the thing is none of us were practicing factorization in 8th class when they told us to. Basically no one here has a “Solid Foundation, lets at the very least try to improve all that we have in these coming few weeks and hope for the best while joining 11th class. 

Science & Maths! Why Are They Here?

Yes, I have a category called conventional sciences and mathematics with no posts at all, I know its dumb and people can’t help but ask – Why do you even have Science and Maths category on your blog? 

Well, the thing is I don’t get a lot of time to look into new and upcoming games. I am apparently preparing for IIT-JEE to get into the most prestigious engineering college of India. Obviously I shouldn’t be playing video games. Thus, I figured if I posted on what I am doing with my studies, it might just help a lot of others like me.

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As of now, there are no posts but I sure do hope I will be able to put many helpful ones accompanied by a tiny little bit of technology and games.