How To: Study More Effectively

There’s a lot of pressure to do well in college, and exams tend to be a stressful reminder of how much work is actually involved in getting your degree. Relax! We put together our best study tips, so you can make the most of your study sessions.

 

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Choose the right time.

Everybody has a certain time of day when they’re the most focused. Some people feel most productive at the start of their day when they’re full of energy, while others prefer evening study sessions because research suggests sleeping after learning helps you retain information. Keep in mind, the keyword here is sleep – pulling an all nighter, or even just losing hours of sleep, will have the opposite effect!

 

Choose the right location.

This sounds obvious, but the amount of students that study from their dorm room bed says otherwise! Stick to studying at a desk or in the library. If you have no choice but to study in an area that’s a little bit on the busier side, pop in some headphones so that you won’t get distracted.

 

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Choose the right method.

Simply rereading your notes or textbook isn’t the best way to retain the information. Add some variety to your studying by trying out one of the methods below:

Outlining your notes.

Creating a written outline is effective because it forces you to come up with the most important information from each lesson. You’ll actually understand the material better, rather than just memorizing it. Not to mention, the act of rewriting the information is also a method of studying in it’s own.

Quizzing yourself.

Some psychologists argue that quizzing yourself is the best method of studying. Forcing yourself to recall the information over and over will help train your mind to recall the answers during your actual test.

 

Choose the right intensity.

As much as we all want to put off studying for as long as possible, cramming the night before isn’t helping you. Make sure to start ahead of time so that you’re not stuck with one intense study session. Here’s some news you might like – it’s beneficial to take breaks! Next time, study your materials in intervals over the course of a few days or a few weeks.

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With these insights, you should be ready to tackle your next study session! Tell us your favorite method of studying in the comments below or on Twitter!

 

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