I have decided to do a studying tips post, mostly because people are going back to school and I know from graduating High School, that studying is my number 1 problem because it’s hard to stay focused. So I hope these tips help you guys out and that you put it to use, have fun and stay in school guys!
Tip # 1: Go somewhere quiet.
Going somewhere quiet will make you focus more than being somewhere noisy because it can distract you. If you’re room isn’t quiet enough for you, try your kitchen or living room. But if your house is just too noisy try going to the Library or outside your house.
Tip # 2: Try listening to soft music or no music at all.
If I’m studying I like to either listen to classical music for example click here or I just don’t listen to music at all. But you shouldn’t listen to loud music or “your jam” because that could distract you as well.
Tip # 3: Make sure you are energized.
Make sure you get a good nights rest before you decide to fill all this information into your head, if you are too tired too study, try taking a nap before starting.
Tip # 4: Use Post-It’s to help you.
If you are trying to learn different subjects, use post-it’s to write down important information for each subject. (it helps a lot, trust me) I used probably 5 mini blocks of post it’s through out my senior year.
Tip # 5: Study a bit before sleeping and when you wake up.
I can not stress this enough, THIS ACTUALLY HELPS YOU. I have forgotten where I saw it but my teacher also gave me this tip, studying a bit before bed will help your brain review it as you sleep, it’s just like when you listen to a different language while sleeping will help you learn the language better. Also reviewing in the morning will help refresh your brain.
Tip # 6: Space out your studying.
Start to study as early as you can, do not wait last minute to study. So that if you have 2 weeks to study, you don’t have to study every day.
Tip # 7: Make sure you have breaks.
This is similar to tip # 6, but when I say breaks I mean like in a day. Instead of studying from morning to night, take hour breaks every 3 hours or so. If you go with no breaks, you get tired and bored and you’ll have a hard time to stay focused.
Tip # 8: If you are having trouble with something, ASK.
Don’t be like me my junior year, shy to ask for help. If you do not know something ASK, don’t waste time trying to figure it out on your own when someone is there to help you.
Tip # 9: Study in groups if it helps you.
If you can’t study alone, find someone who is willing to study with you. I recommend it’s someone that you know will actually study rather than your friend that likes to gossip and talk about other things than school.
Tip #10: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS, EAT A MEAL.
This is the most important one, please do not skip a meal. In order for your body to function including your brain you need to be energized aka sleep and eating right. Eat a healthy meal to get your body going, you will feel refreshed and ready to start.
If you’re in school, whether it be middle school, high school, college, or studying for something else, I hope these tips have helped you. Enjoy and don’t quit on school! Education plays a big part in our life. Be educated!
Love you guys <3