Tips on Smart Studying

Every student has a different method or strategy when it comes to studying their lessons. We parents always say to our children to study hard to do better in school in order to get good grades. Upon moving up to middle school, high school or college, most students practice on their own learning style which can make studying easier for them. However, more often than not they overlook the difference between studying hard and studying smart. 

Here are smart studying tips which can take up less time yet producing better results.

Inside the classroom

Pay attention in class. Sit close to the teacher.

Take good notes. Jot down important key phrases or highlight important notes in the book.

Participate in class discussion and raise questions if there is something you did not understand.

At home

Time management. Get into a daily routine, allocate time to both study and other activities.

Remove distractions because it will make it harder for you to focus. An effective studying takes place in a quiet and well-lit room and few interruptions.

Organize your notes in a way that makes it easier to recall. Do research for difficult topics, link gathered information and ideas together for better understanding.

Cramming is not the recipe for education success.  Avoid cramming by giving yourself time to read and review lessons for the entire term periodically. Habitual reading of notes can refresh your memory on what has been covered so far in the course as you integrate new lessons of the subject into your understanding.

Employ memory strategies like the use of mnemonics for easier memorization, study guides like writing down bullet points and mathematical formulas.

In order to function well during school days  get a good night’s sleep, at least 6 to 8 hours daily. Eat a healthy breakfast and consider brain foods such as nuts and foods filled with omega 3 that can boost a healthy brain function. Lastly, do some exercise to help improve blood circulation in your body and brain.

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