Studying is such a large part of the lives of students. We all want to get good grades but it can be hard to do sometimes. If you are struggling to motivate yourself to study, here are ten studying tips to help get you through the spring semester.
1. Study somewhere you know you’ll work
It doesn’t matter if it’s in the library or at home, study somewhere you know you work well. No matter where you work, keep your space clean. Have some inspirational quotes around your study space to help you keep motivated. Find a place which will help you keep motivated and mentally active.
2. Try a variety of studying techniques
You only remember a tiny fraction of what you read. By using multiple studying techniques, you’ll be able to remember more. There are some techniques that will work better than others. Try different studying techniques to see what works for you.
3. Re-write your notes
Use one book to make your notes during classes and another to re-write your notes. Make them neat, add colours and highlighters, make it your own and the way you like it. By writing notes down and adding colours, it will help you remember these notes, particularly if your a visual learner.
4. Take regular study breaks
Remember to take regular study breaks, it will help keep your mind fresh. Just remember not to take too long a break or study for too long.
5. Study every day
A little bit of revision everyday goes a long way. Revising every day will get you into the habit of studying every day and will help you feel prepared for the exams.
6. Eat and drink healthily
In order to ace that exam, your brain needs to be in the best form you want it to be. Drink plenty of water and eat foods with Omega-3 fatty acids such as certain fishes and nuts.
7. Test your knowledge
One of the previous studying tips in this article says about using different studying techniques and testing yourself is a great way to do this. Try to get previous exam papers to help test your knowledge and make you feel familiar with what you are expected to do for the exam. Quizlet is also a great app to use to test yourself too.
8. Make small study goals
Set achievable study goals each day to help you feel more positive about what you have learned. Start off with one then gradually increase the amount of goals each day to a few.
9. Avoid distractions
Turn off your phone and try to study somewhere you won’t be distracted. Turn your phone on airplane mode to avoid notifications from your phone.
10. Study in a group
If you’re better studying with people, set up a study group and help one another out. Who knows, you may even pick up some more studying tips from them too.