Top 5 study tips! Tagged by studyingsenior.
- 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!
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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…