8 Tips for More Effective Study Time
With school coming up, we need to get back into the routine of studying. I know, it’s not easy! Here are some great tips for studying after a long summer.
Tip #1: Aim to think positively when you study and remind yourself of your skills and abilities.
Tip #2: Avoid wayward thinking. Instead of thinking, “I’m a mess, I’ll never have enough time to study for this exam,” look at it like, “I may be a little late to study as much as I’d like, but since I’m doing it now, I’ll get most of it done.”
Tip #3: Instead of thinking “I always mess things up,” the more objective view is, “I didn’t do so well that time, what can I do to improve?”
Tip #4: Avoid comparing yourself with others because you usually just end up feeling bad about yourself.
Tip #5: Some people find that connecting similar concepts or ideas together makes it a whole lot easier to remember when the exam comes around.
Tip #6: Memory games are a great way for remembering pieces of information using a simple association of common words. Most often people string together words to form a nonsense sentence that is easy to remember.
Tip #7: Studying with a friend is a common way to help. Studying with friends helps you relax and sometimes even improves your memory.
Tip #8: Too many people treat studying as the thing to do when you get around to it or have some spare time. If you schedule study time just as your class time is scheduled, you’ll find it becomes much less of a hassle in the long run.