Top 5 study tips! Tagged by studyingsenior.


  1. Rewarding yourself.
    Yeah, haha, this is my number one tip! I believe in rewarding yourself for doing your best. Whether it be food or a new sweater or a cute pen - it’s nice. :D You deserve it. It makes studying great because you get even more out of it!
  2. Time management.
    Planning is key. Setting out how long you want to study for, when you want to study and what you want to study makes doing it all the more easier.
  3. Skimming.
    I always, always skim things I’m meant to study before studying. It helps me form a general idea of the content, so I can better decide what is most important and such. It also helps me to gauge how long I need to spend studying a particular thing.
  4. Silence.
    This is just a personal preference, but I need total silence to study. I can’t work in noisy groups or with music playing. I want my brain to focus completely on my work.
  5. Daytime.
    I prefer studying during the day, generally early in the morning or late in the afternoon. I think it’s nice to work during the day, especially since I don’t have to strain my eyes at night. Also, my brain is naturally “more awake” during the day.


  1. Don’t compete with anyone else.
    This is such a cliché but I stand by it, I used to think beating the rest of the class was the ‘main goal’, and if it works as a motivational thing when you’re younger and have academic goals to stick to and you’re working them out in a healthy way, then I’m all for it. But when it comes to life in general, everything you do, accomplish and learn is for your own good, so really you should be competing with yourself. 
  2. Get a planner
    A book/journal/smartphone application -whatever works best for you, use a system that helps you keep track of your daily/weekly/monthly tasks, because it doesn’t hurt to store this information somewhere other than your head.
  3. Routine
    Stick to a routine to keep you studying at the same times during a day, this will help you find the habit of studying instead of having to find the motivation to study. You just do it because it’s what you do.
  4. Keep hydrated
    A lot of times when I study I find myself getting terrible headaches, because I forget to drink water. Keep a bottle at hand and try making it a habit to take a sip every now and then.
  5. Find out what works best for you
    We don’t all study, learn and process information in the same way, find out what works for you- it will save you a lot of pain along the way…

Hello, we were tagged by study-ninja! Since Ashley did the tagged questions last time (check out her answers here!), I figured I would take this round. :o)

  1. If you knew that you couldn’t fail, what career would you pursue?
    My current career goal (novelist/writer/journalist).
  2. What motivates you to study?
    So many things! My family, my friends, my passions, my goals and my desire to always enjoy life. :D
  3. What is your favorite quote?
    I have so many… Omg… Um, one of them is probably from Epik High’s song 연필깎이 (Pencil Sharpener): “You’ve got a beautiful mind; colour the black and white world with your beautiful rhyme.”
  4. Do you have any learning disabilities? Any tips on how to overcome them?
    No, I do not. As for tips, I don’t know where to begin, as there are so many different ways to deal with learning disabilities. I think one of the best tips I have (in general) is having someone close by to lean on – having a friend, a parent or family member who you can draw strength and motivation from is important. It’s also really important to self-motivate yourself and trust yourself. I know it can be hard, but being patient with yourself is key.
  5. You find a lamp and a genie comes out and gives you three wishes, what would they be?
    I would wish for animal abuse/poaching to cease to exist, for world peace, and for my family to have whatever they wish! :o)
  6. What is your favorite book?
    The Alchemist by Paul Coelho and the Harry Potter series.
  7. How long do you study each day?
    Well, this really depends… I generally only study during the exam period because my university degree is assignment/essay based. Sometimes my courses don’t even have final exams! If I do have to study, it is mostly lots of literature reading – because I love doing that, I can study for hours and it won’t feel that way at all.
  8. What part of your studies do you like the least?
    APA/MLA referencing… :x
  9. What snacks would you recommend when one has cravings?
    Unsalted popcorn, greek yoghurt with sliced strawberries/raspberries/blueberries and wheat crackers. :3
  10. How many school supplies have you bought but ended up not using?
    Hundreds… Thousands… Millions… Why does no one stop me…?
  11. When you are having a hard time concentrating on studying what do you do?
    I stop studying. I do not force myself. If my mind is on something else, I will go and confront that thing and then return to studying. I believe it is too difficult to force one’s mind to focus on something that it doesn’t want to. If my brain needs a break, I give it one!

Eleven question for whoever wants to participate:

  1. What is your greatest joy in life?
  2. What is the one food you have always wanted to eat but have never gotten a chance to?
  3. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried and why?
  4. Do you reward yourself after a long day of studying? If so, how?
  5. What is your favourite book to re-read?
  6. Who is your role model and why?
  7. Do you like animals?
  8. When you were little, what did you want to grow up to be?
  9. What do you personally just love about your appearance?
  10. What kind of style (fashion-wise) do you have (if at all)?
  11. If you could take a gap year and go wherever you so please, where would you go?

Please check out Ashley’s questions too. ^_^ Thank you for reading. ♥