“One day, all your hard work will pay off.”
Are you a night owl or morning lark? Whether you are pursuing an online course or on-campus degree program, we all know that studying before the exam is not an enjoyable task. Improve your memory and brain power. These study tips might come handy.
Prepare in advance
Be informed on what’s to be included on the exam. Try to focus on what’s needed and mostly clear your schedule so there will be no distractions. Take regular breaks if needed, focus on your goals, have a good sleeping hour. Aim to plan at least a month or so.
Practice and take notes
Writing down while studying is a great method thus improving your skills
It also clears your head and lets you focus on what’s important.
Separate bigger concepts and smaller ones
Creating big and small goals and studying based on lessons helps you be organized,
thus helping you remember important notes, lessons and other academic lessons needed.
Don’t study when you are too stressed
Avoid high tension activities when you are stressed, allow yourself to devote some time to relax first and get rid of stress before reading, opening textbook or so. It gives you an ample time to clear your mind, and it helps you be effective in your studying skills.
Don’t limit yourself to what’s traditional
Studying methods are all different to each student and learners. Each has its unique method on how to study lessons, learning curves are not the same. Try to innovate on how you prepare for the exam. Flashcards, sticky notes, ebooks, textbook markings and study apps. To ace anything, there are no shortcuts, just choosing the right way of what really works for you.
Clear your head and write down notes
Organize your thoughts. Jot down ideas, notes from previous quizzes, marked texts from book chapters and so on. When we clear our mind, it’s easy to memorize and focus on what is important. Make an idea book, a diary notepad or anything that you really love. Create mental notes and reward yourself a treat after studying.
Whether you plan to study alone or in a group, always adjust your study techniques and format based on what works for you. Ace that exam, aim high and hit the mark.