Hello Students, Today we are sharing some tips and tricks about How to Study Effectively? below we are giving 10 steps which you have to follow for effective study. so lets begin.
Step 1: Prepare your study environment.
Your study area must be set up for concentration and complete focus.
Clear all distractions such as your phone, TV, and media away from your study area. If you need to use your computer, make sure to not browse the Internet. Browsing wastes time and energy. It will make you extremely inefficient, even if its just for a minute once and a while. A key component for successful studying is to solely focus on your work with little to no breaks in concentration.
Step 2: Use every spare minute to study.
If you have only a 5-minute break between activities you should get out your books and study as much as you can. It may not seem like a lot, but 5-minutes of complete focus will count towards your study time. You don’t have to wait for that perfect “time” to study. Study whenever you get a chance.
Step 3: Don’t flit between tasks.
Give yourself a certain amount of time to completely study one subject, then move onto another subject. When planning your study time always give yourself extra time in case studying takes longer than you thought. Once you have become more experienced in estimating study times, you will become much better at knowing how much time you will need to set aside for homework and studying.
Step 4: Always prioritize your study tasks in order of importance.
Put due dates and test dates on a calendar to help you know which assignments you should complete first.
If you know that one test, quiz, or assignment is closer to being due or will take more time than another, you should probably complete that first. Make sure you complete the more important tasks when you start your studying so you have the most brainpower.
Step 5: Take Notes
Good note taking skills maximize your studying efficiency. Take neat, clear, and to-the-point notes. You will also need to write these notes quickly and concisely to keep up in class. Focus on writing down and understanding the main details and concepts. After you understand the big ideas, you can go back and learn the smaller facts.
Step 6: Ask your teacher
Always get answers to your questions. Your teachers are an excellent resource for information. You should write down important questions in class and bring them to your teacher after school. If you don’t understand even small details, then you won’t understand a concept fully. When you do not understand an important and prominent concept, don’t be afraid to ask your teacher during class.
Step 7: Test yourself before your teacher tests you
Test yourself before your teacher tests you. Sit down with a classmate or parent before the test and try to explain it to them in full without looking at your notes or the textbook. Once you can explain a concept clearly, you will know it well enough for the test.
Step 8: Get plenty of sleep.
This is crucial before a test. A well-rested brain has been proven to maximize test performance. Staying up late and cramming is a common trap. A tired brain can’t learn. Some nights you may need to stay up a little later, but don’t make this a habit. You will have less energy and less ability to study productively and retain information.
Step 9: Studying for too long without a break is not healthy.
Take one or two 5-minute breaks in the course of your studying. Relax, take deep breaths and don’t use your phone. Go outside and relax in the fresh air to clear your brain. This prepares you to study with more focus.
Step 10: Take your test with confidence
Don’t get caught up in the pre-test hype and craziness. Take your test with confidence. If you have prepared well then you will do your best on the exam.