How to Study Effectively

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This is particularly goes to students that are looking to make the most of their...

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This is particularly goes to students that are looking to make the most of their study time and get better grades at school/universities/college (Thats me and you and you and you too). Do you ever wonder why you could not excel in your studies and getting some good grades/results? So here comes the help that will boost your ways of studying prepared by yours truly.

Make study goals - Never underestimate the power of identifying to yourself the things you want to achieve. Just make sure to ask yourself some key questions like these, am I setting realistic goals? Will I need to work harder to achieve those goals? Those kind of questions you need to ask yourself.

Make a study plan/schedule - Time is precious. Nobody is more aware of this than the poor student who has not studied a thing until the night before an exam. By then, of course, it is too late. The key to breaking the cycle of cramming for exam is to create an effective study plan. Not only will this help you get organised and make the most of your time, it will also put your mind at ease and eliminate that nasty feeling you get when you walk into an exam knowing that you are not at all prepared. As the old saying goes, fail to prepare and be prepared to fail.

Take a break from studying - None of us are superhuman, so it is important to realize that you need some time to recover from the work you have put in. This can take the form of a ten-minute walk, a trip to the gym, having a chat with a friend or simply fixing yourself a hot drink in a cafe. 

Embrace new technologies/new ways to study - Studying no longer means jotting things down with a pen on a scrap of paper. Whether it is through online tools, social media, blogs, videos or mobile apps, learning has become more easy and convenient. 

Healthy balance of lifestyle - Take this opportunity to evaluate yourself both physically and mentally. Is your engine running on low? Instead of  complaining “I never get enough sleep” or “I’m eating too much junk foods” take control and do something about it. 

Turn lessons into stories - You can apply this to your studies by weaving important details or facts into a story – the more outlandish and ridiculous you can make it, the better (since you will be more likely to remember a particularly crazy story).

Do a study routine - Your study routine is comprised of more than planning what to learn and when. One of the main concerns is your study environment.

Consult teachers/lecturers - Any questions you have about the exam, the best you can do is go to the teacher/lecturer of the subject and expose your doubts. Not only is the person best suited to solve your questions, but you will show good attitude by demonstrating that you are interested in their subjects.

Be positive - Lastly, focus your mind on positive outcomes and on how you can use your own individual strengths to achieve them. When you think positively, your brain will show greater activity, thereby making you feel less anxious and more open to new study tips.

Love, Syfka