Having good study habits benefits kids in elementary school all the way up to young adults in college.
You should take studying seriously because it makes a huge difference in the kind of grades receive. Sometimes you may think that you know all the information and don’t need to study. I used to feel that way when I was in high school. But I found out the hard way that studying as often as possible was the best bet. I certainly didn’t like the low grades that I was receiving, so my advice to you would be to always study just to be on the safe side. Sometimes you don’t know how much you really don’t know until you’ve studied!
Ready to get stated? Follow the tips below to amp up your study habits!
1. Get some sleep. Never study while you’re tired. Make sure you are well rested before studying. If you’re already tired before you begin studying, take a nap first. After you awake, wait about 15-30 minutes before you begin studying. If it’s in the morning time, taking a shower can help wake you up. Afterward, you should be ready to study.
2. Eat something. If you’re hungry, you probably won’t be able to focus, so have a snack or something before you begin studying.
3. Have some leisure time. This may sound weird, but it’s hard to focus on your work when you’re so eager about “play”. This is why it is a good idea to have just a few minutes to unwind before you study. It’s a method that I personally use before I begin writing articles. I give myself a few minutes to do something like check my email and Facebook page, then I get started on my work without worryring about silly stuff. Those silly things can distract you, so get it out the way first. Keep this leisure time down to 30 minutes or less.
4. Start off small. Please don’t cram information into your head. Just take a small peice of information at a time and study it. We don’t learn in bulk. We learn little by little, so we must study little by little.
5. Stick with it. Don’t move on to new information until you’ve learned the part that you’re working on. If you do, you will be cramming. You may be able to memorize a large amount of information for a short period of time, but in the long run, you won’t remember it anymore. These tips are to help you actually learn everything you study so that you will always remember it–even after the test.
6. Take notes. Sometimes taking notes can help you learn the information. When you take notes, try to keep it short and simple so that you can memorize it better.
7. Review notes. Let your mind rest for a couple of hours, then review your notes. This time, the information will be much easier to absorb. You might even notice that you have memorized quite a bit of the information.
Studying is a great way to learn. I personally wish I would have done it more when I was in school. It could have made a great difference in my grades. But I want you to learn from my mistakes. Study as much as possible, even when your teacher doesn’t ask you to. Study a little everyday for that matter. Just keep those grades up the best way you know how. Good luck!