Studying well is very necessary for test taking and getting high grades. You have to organize your life as a student and to follow certain study strategies and methods that can help you to take any test confidently and to get better grades. If you find it difficult to study on your own and do not know how to prepare yourself for the exam, you will need to look for different study strategies and methods that can be found in different sources and are followed by many students. We provide you with the following 15 study tips to make it easier for you to achieve your goal and become a successful student.
♦ Choose a study strategy that suits you: It is impossible to find that all the students follow the same study strategy because each student has his\her own circumstances that differ from others. In order to achieve the best study strategy, you will need to try different methods to decide what suits you and do not try to imitate your colleagues.
♦ Choose a convenient place for studying: In order to be able to get what you study, you have to prepare an environment that is appropriate for studying which means finding a quiet, well-lit and comfortable place that is away from any distraction.
♦ Get enough sleep: Choose the best and most suitable time for you to study. Try to get enough sleep in order to be able to concentrate while studying and do not try to study after the time at which you are used to sleeping.
♦ Make studying more interesting: Listen to any type of music that can help you to relax and get rid of the feeling of being bored.
♦ Keep away from your bed: Do not ever try to study while you are in your bed because you will unconsciously fall asleep.
♦ Study your lessons regularly: Studying immediately after the class will be more beneficial for you because you will find that you still remember what you had taken in the class and it will not take a long time to study which saves your time and effort.
♦ Avoid studying all the material in a hurry: It will be difficult for you to leave reviewing the whole material for the last moments before the test because it will increase your anxiety and will make you more confused. Dividing the material to study a little every day will help you to learn more and will make what you learnt stay in the long-term memory, but if you tried to study the whole material in a short time and in a hurry, then it will stay in the short-term memory which means that it will be easily and quickly forgotten.
♦ Collect all the study materials: Prepare all of the study materials that you have such as textbooks, guides , notes and other materials in the place where you study and make sure that you do not forget any other source of information which can help you to study.
♦ Specify the main ideas: Start studying with knowing the main ideas and after finishing them, you can move to the details.
♦ Concentrate on what is more important: When you study any subject, start with studying what is more important and cannot be ignored in order not to forget it when it is left.
♦ Take notes: Try to take notes while studying and write the main ideas and most important information that you find to help yourself to save your time when you decide to study again.
♦ Try to understand: Depending on memorizing only is not enough for you to learn and that is why you have to understand what you study to be able to quickly memorize what you learn and make it stay in your memory for a long time.
♦ Keep away from studying with others: It may be just a waste of your time to study with others unless they are serious and can encourage you to study.
♦ Find out the points of weakness: You can easily achieve that through testing yourself. Use the review questions and practice tests that you have to know what you need to study more.
♦ Take a break: Taking short breaks from time to time can help you to retain what you study and will allow you to rest your mind for a while.