How NOT to study
“I’m going to start studying right after I’ve ______”…you won’t.
“Oooh, I’m going to highlight my notes with 49930 different colours to help me retain information” Highlight key words!!
“Everyone else has these amazing, expensive notebooks, pens and Macbooks. Maybe I need them too to be a good student.” Hint: You don’t
“There more I manage to cover during this hour, the more I’ll learn” Remember: Quality NOT quantity
“Revision is so unnecessary. I have a good memory and I know I’m going to remember this on the test I have in 2 months”… sorry to break this to you but you probably won’t remember a lot. Go through everything you’ve covered during the last week on the weekend.
“Oh boy, I’m so tired. I think I’ll just read this chapter in bed.” Hint: You’ll fall asleep
“Okay so I need to study this and this much to get a better grade than _____“ wth nonono. Study for yourself??
“Omg, I didn’t study today. I’m such a failure” You don’t have to study every day. You shouldn’t study every day!! Have at least one day a week when you do nothing school related, your brain needs the rest!
“I didn’t get a ____ in the test. I must be dumb idiot and a complete failure who won’t accomplish anything in life” One grade doesn’t affect your life one bit.
“I must study law, medicine or any other STEM subject to be considered a real hardworking student” Hint: Humanities and other subjects are just as hard, okay?
“My teacher is bad and that’s why I won’t ever learn this” Take your computer, open google, google the stuff you don’t get. Was it so hard? Don’t blame your teacher for not understanding something. They’re humans and not perfect. Be ambitious and try to teach yourself with the help of your friends, the internet, youtube, library books etc.