28 October 2016

6 tips on how to study better

It’s that time of year again, exams are almost here. The good news? You’ve got a week away from class before exams start, giving you some quality time with your textbooks. To give you a hand in getting the most out of it, we’ve scoured the earth internet to bring you some tips on how to study better.

1. Get organised
You’re probably thinking ‘well duh’, but being organised with everything you need in your chosen study space removes one excuse to leave it. We’re not just talking notes, pens and highlighters. Don’t forget some healthy snacks, a study music playlist and water to help get you through the long periods at your desk.

2. Remove distractions

You won’t like this one, but you and your iPhone (or smartphone of choice) are going to have to take a break. Knowing that another dog video is just waiting to be watched on Facebook can be hard to resist, so why not enlist the help of a website blocker like StayFocused? Removing temptations may be hard, but you’ll thank yourself for it later.

3. Don’t do it alone
No one said you have to do this by yourself, so grab your tutorial besties and organise a study session. It’s important that you actually get something out of it, so be sure to set out a list of what you want to cover during your time together and set some goals for the group to achieve. 

4. Break it up
Think cramming will get you the results you want? You’ll find breaking your study up into smaller sessions will yield a better outcome, 25-30 minutes on each task. Make sure you include some breaks – take your dog for a walk, grab a coffee with a friend or try cooking a new recipe!

5. Stay motivated
Don’t forget why you’re studying. It’s a necessary step toward achieving your long term goal – your degree! Liven up your workspace with some motivational quotes or posters. If you respond better to incentives, reward your hard work with some time to watch your favourite Netflix series or a 10 minute social media check.

6. Figure out what works for you
You might study best in the morning, or maybe night is a better fit. Some people prefer watching subject videos, others read lecture notes. Try some different options to figure out which works best for you. 

As a final tip – make sure you look after yourself. Stay hydrated, opt for some healthy snacks and get in some quality sleep. Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. The most tough thing to do is to stay focus and avoid procrastinating. We must never pursue perfection, instead first learn to complete the tasks on time.

    P.S: Love the Hermione Gif. :)