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"To read faster, read first with your eyes. If you want to enhance your vocabulary, read aloud clearly and slowly. Analyze what you read too."
     
  Lara Guevarra  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"When you take notes in class and the teacher says something interesting put it in quotation marks so you may remember it easier."
     
  Lauren Lewis  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Sparrows Point, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"Make index cards with notes that you take in class."
     
  Meghan R.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Darien, Connecticut, USA  
  11/20/2007  
     
"Never have personal electronic devices such as a cell phone or Mp3 with you while you study. Focus on your topic and repeat the questions or answers you are reading."
     
  Jasmine J.N.S.L  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  10/15/2007  
     
"We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts."
     
  Ravi Malhotra  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  7/22/2007  
     
"Study in a place that is quiet (or without distractions or TV)."
     
  Daviauda Dl  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/1/2007  
     
"The best thing I've done is write information onto coloured paper (different colours for different subjects) and sellotaped them to the outside of my glass shower wall so while I am having a shower I read the information. It's amazing how much you take in without realizing."
     
  Catherine Gerrie  
  Student, Year 13-7th Form  
  Feilding, New Zealand  
  8/27/2007  
     
"I think before I start to study. Please get ready by mind and body. Relax when you start to study. Get enough sleep. In the morning, start to study 1 hour in each subject otherwise you will get bored. It works for me."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, Sec 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Eat a good breakfast, fruits, and vegetables. Then you can learn a lot!"
     
  Mike D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Greeneville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Always pay good attention in class so you could take good notes so you could have them if you are going to take a test and you could study the notes too."
     
  Rickey Smith  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Evanston, Illinois, USA  
  4/9/2007  
     
"Stay focused and be determined. Listen to light music. Take breaks. Make flow charts to remember information."
     
  S. T. Abedin  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  10/17/2007  
     
"The worst place to study is on your bed. You can get too comfortable and not pay attention to your work. It is also not good to study around electronics such as computers, televisions, and radios. This is because you might get distracted and again pay more attention to the electronics than your work. Also before a test or exam eat a healthy meal and get plenty of sleep the week of the test so your body is used to going to bed at a specific time. Follow these tips and good luck!"
     
  Samantha Rocha  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  7/18/2007  
     
"What I do to study is I use note cards. I find this a lot easier than any other way possible. If you are a visual learner this is for you. You can use different colors so that you remember things from the colors. I don't know if this will work for you but it works for me."
     
  Brittany Thornton  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Dayton, Ohio, USA  
  4/10/2007  
     
"Studying is good. Use your resource books and your notes, but don't let studying take over all your time!"
     
  Mercedes Mooers  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"Study at least two weeks before the exam. Buy exercise books for all the subjects you are preparing for and for each topic. Create mindmaps -- they really help! I also suggest getting plenty of rest before the big day. If it's a high school maths exam, I suggest doing as many past papers and textbook work as possible. The more questions you do, the better you get."
     
  R. T.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/10/2007  
     
"Notes are vital for studying. A great tip on writing notes is to write in colourful pens as it would attract your attention to read. But, keep to a few colours. Make sure you leave S P A C E S so it's not messy. It's also very helpful to draw diagrams in your notes so the page wouldn't look so dull. Lastly, and the MOST important, READ your notes regularly!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/26/2007  
     
"If you are studying for finals this is what you have to do! Pick up a pencil or pen and look at your study guide or packet if you have one. Get excited about what you are about to learn, then it is interesting. When you have studied for an hour or more, take a 15-20 minute break. Then study again. Trust me, it works!"
     
  Minnie Chareles  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Denver, Colorado, USA  
  6/10/2007  
     
"To study you have to concentrate on what you're doing and have soft music in the background. For me, to study I have to have medium type music because that's what I'm used to. Must people have different styles of studying! But really if you want to study you mostly have to get away from all the noise in the place/room you study and study in quiet."
     
  Ebony M.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
  5/19/2007  
     
"When it's time to play, you play! When it's time to study, you study. Most important is that you must have a study plan. Just like Jackson Ng wrote, 'If you do not have a study plan, then you are heading for failure."
     
  Edith Lee  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuching, Malaysia  
  5/1/2007  
     
"Research has shown that studying at 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) will give you the best results... Try it... I tried it and it works!"
     
  Jojo Chua  
  Student, Secondary 1 Of 2007  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  8/1/2007  
     
"When you are studying, review your notes and then close your eyes to remember and also understand them. Make sure that on a test or quiz that you try your best. If you don't get the grade that you expected, then study the test your didn't do so well on and you will do better the next time you try."
     
  Camille M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Orlando, Florida, USA  
  9/5/2007  
     
"You should never watch TV when you are studying or you won't be able to concentrate on your academic work."
     
  Sabrina Gonzalez  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  El Monte, California, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"Make Flashcards."
     
  K. S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Omaha, Nebraska, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Read your notes through at least twice to get the full understanding. Then from what you have read try putting it in your own words. That way you can easily remember the information you have read."
     
  Chrissonia Clarke  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Portland, Jamaica  
  4/12/2007  
     
"When you have a big test such as an exam, have someone make up some questions for you that might be on the test. I had my grandma ask me questions about my history and i do struggle in History and I got an A- on my test."
     
  Jessica B  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/6/2007  
     
"Always focus and know what is ahead of you. In whatever you do you must always keep in mind that your career comes first and that to achieve your goal you have to study very hard."
     
  Samuel Wallace  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  6/17/2007  
     
"I find that I remember things well if I draw them down (diagrams) and use a dry erase marker and write down the notes once I have studied them to revise or remember them. It then seems to stick in my head. Most importantly, review your notes, otherwise you will tend to forget what you memorized fairly quickly. Hope this helps."
     
  Pamela A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
  7/23/2007  
     
"A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you'll pay more attention."
     
  Kyle J.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  4/30/2007  
     
"As soon as you get home and situate yourself at your desk, dive right into your assignments. Sitting and thinking about them is a waste of time AND will allow you to look for excuses not to do them. Complete the most difficult and/or boring tasks first."
     
  Lauren W.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  New York City, New York, USA  
  7/30/2007  
     
"We all have our own style of learning, try to find your way and then stick by that! A good Study Technique is usually based on the trial and error process. Always remember that study techniques are very subjective, what might work for your friend might not work for you and vice versa."
     
  Adam Abderisak  
  Administrator  
  Gothenburg, Sweden  
  4/25/2007  
     
"I chew gum while I study. I know it sounds weird, but I did a science project on it and chewing gum helps more oxygen to flow to your brain, allowing it to increase memorization."
     
  Laura' E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Read your notes!"
     
  Hana Kaleb  
  Student  
  Dublin, Ireland  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Music triggers memory. Listen to your favorite tunes while studying. Just keep the music low!"
     
  LJ Jackson  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Berlin, Ohio, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Study in a very quiet place. You may listen to music or put flowers in front of you while you are studying as this might help you to relax and concentrate more!"
     
  Heba El Mohandes  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Cairo, Egypt  
  8/23/2007  
     
"Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies."
     
  Mary Jane Sevelleno  
  Student, 1st Yr College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/25/2007  
     
"Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?"
     
  Terance Smith  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"I like teaching methods of studying. I imagine that I am teaching someone. Usually what I do is I look in the mirror and teach my own reflection. I teach not what is given in the book, but what I understood of it."
     
  Chippy Devasia  
  Student, Doing Graduation  
  Kotayam, India  
  5/21/2007  
     
"Sometimes use a perfume (not too strong) and spray it while you are studying for a test. Then the day of your test, use that same perfume and you will remember what you studied! IT WORKS FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS!"
     
  Lola T.W.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brazil  
  4/16/2007  
     
"When taking a test, I believe that you should read the directions, relax, and take a deep breath. Go through every question thoroughly and completely. Skip a question if it doesn't come to you. Pace yourself. Don't think too hard. DO YOUR BEST!"
     
  Maddy S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Lenox, Illinois, USA  
  3/22/2007  
     
"Always focus on your target by studying for about 4 hours a night. At least 4 hours of sleep is also suitable. Trust me it works."
     
  Mika Kelly  
  Student, University  
  Glen Waverley, Australia  
  8/12/2007  
     
"If you find it hard to start with a topic, just drink two glasses of water and then start reading aloud and keep reading until you think you can concentrate. Then you can stop reading aloud. This works even with practical subjects like mathematics where you can read the theory part. Since we generally ignore theory in math (at least here we do), the concepts we are trying to learn are clear. Try this out and you will see you have a stronger foundation."
     
  Don Matai Natraj  
  Student, Final Year College  
  Delhi, India  
  5/15/2007  
     
"Make a study timetable for after-school hours. Make sure to include free time and favourite tv shows, social things and sporting commitments to make it easier to stick to. I find it gets your parents off your back when you show them the timetable so they don't nag you to study all the time!"
     
  Sally Parker  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Tamworth, Australia  
  11/25/2007  
     
"1. Before you study do meditation for 10 minutes. This increases your concentration. 2. Leave your books 2 hours before an examination. This makes your mind fresh and you can do well on the examination."
     
  Monika Insan  
  Other, Computer Professional  
  Sirsa, India  
  7/8/2007  
     
"Record yourself reading the notes that are needed for the test or quiz and relisten to it over and over again."
     
  Lily H.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Tenafly, New Jersey, USA  
  9/6/2007  
     
"Play lots of sports and go to lots of parties. Then the night before you have a test have an aroma therapy massage along with some therapeutic music. Have the masseuse read aloud some notes you made. Then when you are taking the test, think of the music and the information will come flooding back to you. Well, it works for me and all my friends and all their friends. We do it together as a fun night out!"
     
  Jane Hoggins  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Make sure the place you study is always quiet."
     
  Frank Catanzaro  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Cranston, Rhode Island, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"In studying your lesson you must be in full concentration so that it is easy for you to analyze and understand."
     
  Merla Lynne O.  
  Student, First Year  
  Bacolod, Philippines  
  10/16/2007  
     
"The best time to study is in the night, so make sure you have a nap when you come home from school. Then in the night, when the place is cool and quiet, you can then concentrate soley on your work. Always have writing material with you while you study so you can write down necessary questions and information."
     
  Travis S.  
  Student, High School  
  Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago  
  8/29/2007  
     
"I review my notes quickly in every subject every night. This little review helps to remember facts easily, not by cramming."
     
  Faith R.  
  Student, 2010  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"Turn on a bright light and sit in a comfortable chair. When you find yourself daydreaming, stand up and turn around. This will get you to realize when your mind wanders and get you back on track quickly."
     
  Lucinda S.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Cleveland, Ohio, USA  
  7/25/2007  
     
"When you are trying to study make sure you are calm. If you are studying or cramming things at the last minute make sure you are calm or else you will forget everything when you are doing your test."
     
  Andre Abraham  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"Get lots of sleep."
     
  Janay Clark  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Memphis, Tennessee, USA  
  8/20/2007  
     
"To study well: (1) Don't think about the outcome of studying, continue studying even if it is very hard to understand or practice; (2) Read this website carefully and do it now."
     
  Hasan Lanka  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bandaragama, Sri Lanka  
  8/21/2007  
     
"If you are like me and get distracted easily, turn some music on quietly and study. Also, turning off your cell phone helps. But again, if you are like me and can't bear to turn it off, put it somewhere like under your pillow."
     
  Katherine F.  
  Student, Year 12  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  6/25/2007  
     
"With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction."
     
  Parnini Goswami  
  Student, 8th Year  
  Rourkela, India  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted."
     
  Shannon D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Dearborn, Michigan, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"Study English."
     
  Le Quocduy  
  Student  
  Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  
  4/12/2007  
     
"Study with an open mind."
     
  Princess Jefferson  
  Student, Freshman  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Have one of your parents make out a fake test on a computer and take it like you would the real one."
     
  Jeremy W.  
  Student, 2007  
  West Point, Mississippi, USA  
  12/20/2007  
     
"It is scientifically proven that chewing gum whilst working improves your concentration, so chew away!"
     
  Ashleigh A.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Tests, Quizzes, and Exams are normal for classtime. Study at least 30 minutes per day. It can help you so you don't need to cram for a test."
     
  Jasmine Ligacion  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/28/2007  
     
"Concentrate on what is important during class."
     
  Azman Farhana  
  Student, Year 3  
  Ampang, Malaysia  
  5/5/2007  
     
"Just go to your teacher and say to her/him what you really don't get! Do not be afraid if you he/she does not like you. Just go up to them and say what you don't get."
     
  Stevie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Eastchester, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Always make time to study and do your homework."
     
  Angela Fan  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Woodland, California, USA  
  10/19/2007  
     
"You could take notes in class and use them to study. Also you could ask somebody at home who understands what you are learning and ask them to help you study for whatever you need to study for. Those are great study skills."
     
  Sabrina Lindemon  
  Student, 07-08  
  Baltimore, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"Always look over your materials more than once! It definitely helps you get a better grade in every and any subject."
     
  Bree M.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Lehi, Utah, USA  
  7/23/2007  
     
"You have to solve as many questions as you can after studying your lesson to help you keep information in your mind as long as you can. I know it is so boring but it works."
     
  Fatma H.  
  Student, 11 Grade  
  Cairo, Egypt  
  8/6/2007  
     
"You should listen to whatever your teacher says. Write it and then go back and highlight the important details."
     
  Kam Watts  
  Student, 2007  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/16/2007  
     
"When it is time to study you need to turn off your cell phone or anything else. When you are studying, you need your own personal space and no one to interrupt you. For example, if one of your friends comes to your house asking if you can play, don't stop studying. Tell your friend 'No, I can't. I'm studying for a really important test. Talk to you later.' Tell your friends you are studying and need quiet time."
     
  Mercedes Young  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"I find that concentration in studying, or any academic activity, for that matter, is key. In order to get studying, writing an essay, etc. done, I make sure I do not get out of my chair. This gets rid of all distractions, like getting to up watch TV or get food, and almost always guarantees that I will focus on what I am supposed to do and get the job done."
     
  Chris F.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  4/15/2007  
     
"Read to your mom and let her time you. You should not stop studying because if you stop you will never learn more."
     
  Ashly Sims  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Det, Michigan, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"I always study in the same surroundings. Same place, same time, with or without music, etc. It helps me to remember what I learned."
     
  Kirsten R.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA  
  4/19/2007  
     
"One of the things that helps me is to make flashcards using index cards. Not only do I have a handy study guide but I can pull up important information very quickly. It helped me pull an A in Sociology."
     
  Cindy P.  
  Student, College 13th  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  10/1/2007  
     
"If you are taking big tests like the MSA or HSA, it's important to stay calm and not freak out. Make no stray marks on your test. Do not cheat or lie about cheating."
     
  Terra J.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Using things like index sheets, diagrams,pictures and colors to help organize your notes, may actually make studying seem more fun. If your work looks interesting to you, there is a greater chance that you will want to make the effort to remember it."
     
  Cait C.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  7/28/2007  
     
"You're smart, you're well-educated, but there's ALWAYS ways to improve. A good breakfast is one of the answers. Don't just snatch a chocolate bar or a drink can. Those who do that perform equivalent as average 70-year-olds. Plus, have a good sleep. You need some time to process - memories. Sure, you need to race time (to study), but stop once in a while. And I mean, ONCE IN A WHILE."
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/28/2007  
     
"Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying."
     
  Alok Kumar Mishra  
  Student, 2nd Year B.tech  
  Chennai, India  
  7/31/2007  
     
"I study at home to make sure I have self-discipline."
     
  Edrian Deocampo  
  Student, Lcc Bacolod 1st Yr.  
  Talisay City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"Write down vocabulary words on post-it notes and then post them up around the house or places in your house that you come to a lot. Then whenever you go by use the post-it note like you would a vocabulary notecard."
     
  Fleur P.  
  Student, 9th  
  PVE, California, USA  
  10/11/2007  
     
"When taking a test, if you get stuck, don't sit there and wait to think of the answer. Go on and see the other ones you can solve! If you don't, you may not finish the test."
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Burn a midnight candle now, see the future candles..."
     
  Nima Eghbaly  
  Student, Sophomore of English translating  
  Tehran, Iran  
  6/8/2007  
     
"I am a very visual person and when I decided to go back to school, I wanted anything I knew I would go back to often to be easily accessible. I found colored adhesive tabs for all of my books, including my notes that I could label in my words and get to easily during class and during tests. It has helped me tremendously."
     
  Cheryl Werkmeister  
  Student, Freshman  
  Troy, Michigan, USA  
  4/14/2007  
     
"Whenever you want to study, select the same place in your home and read aloud. This will help you avoid diversions while you are studying."
     
  Jack Selva  
  Teacher, High School  
  Chidambaram, India  
  7/3/2007  
     
"I am a student from Taiwan and I go to an American school. We have lots of tests there and I always study by going over my homework and doing it again. Or maybe I just look over my notes for a period of time."
     
  Jerry L.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Shanghai, China  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Take you study guide and think that it is the real test or quiz."
     
  Ashley K.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Glastobury, Connecticut, USA  
  12/5/2007  
     
"Try using pictures and diagrams in your notes to help put ideas together. If you do this in class, it is also a good idea to redraw these later to make sure they are accurate, neat and understandable."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition."
     
  Jinchao Sun  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  ChangChun, China  
  5/29/2007  
     
"Concentration is very important. If you are reading a book and your mind wanders someplace else, I think it is a waste of time. Try to clear your mind first before you start reading."
     
  Tommy Long  
  NULL  
  Johor Bharu, Malaysia  
  5/29/2007  
     
"Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 2007  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"You should always try to study at home so you're smart at school."
     
  Alina Khalid  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Palatine, USA  
  7/10/2007  
     
"1. Do homework right away so you don't worry about getting it done. 2. Do your best. 3. Don't slack off, it only gets harder. 4. Try to get your work done in class when you have the chance. 5. Always ask questions no matter what everyone might think, because they have the same questions."
     
  Kayla Stevenson  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA  
  8/14/2007  
     
"What I have found helpful is that if you are like me and can't get enough of your mp3 player, record yourself reciting the notes... and then put it on your mp3 player and listen to it. It really helps."
     
  Jazz S.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Sydney, USA  
  7/8/2007  
     
"Use picture clues."
     
  Alex F.  
  Student, 2007  
  Weston, Florida, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Flashcards are the MOST effective way to study for most people. The repetition of the information helps you to recall, and allows you to pinpoint what you know and what you don't. It's a good idea to keep your flashcards even after the test is over. Just store them away in a safe place. You never know when you'll need them again, especially for finals."
     
  Dea G.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  9/9/2007  
     
"DO NOT LEAVE STUDYING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! I cannot stress that enough. I often leave studying until the the night before and I always get a lower then when I start studying a week before. My best study tip is to get on computer and type up all your notes, then print them and study from them. By doing all this you get a lot more information in your head."
     
  Sophie B.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Mackay, Australia  
  6/20/2007  
     
"Always remember to reward yourself healthily after studying. Go for a walk or eat some fruit."
     
  Nicola Scott  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  5/27/2007  
     
"If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great."
     
  Ashton A.  
  Student  
  Greenville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Always focus. Never be distracted."
     
  Sam Dedes  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  California, USA  
  4/3/2007  
     
"Make your time manageable! My teachers are saying that if you are tired take a little rest so that you will not get too stressed."
     
  Melissa S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Davao, Philippines  
  6/11/2007  
     
"When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information."
     
  Taylor Kalister  
  Student, 11th  
  Parkland, Florida, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"Do not hold back. Ask for help!"
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"If you are in need to study vocabulary, flashcards are the way to go. Also, if you are a visual learner, flashcards help too."
     
  Madison A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charleston, South Carolina, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"Try learning from your mistakes. Control yourself to become a good student for now and for the future."
     
  Michael Vasquez A.  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Bacolod, Philippines  
  11/6/2007  
     
"I always make outlines for the reading material. It makes comprehension much easier. Plus you have notes to study with."
     
  Vanita V.  
  Student, Post Undergrad  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"If there is something you always like to do (e.g., watching T.V.), do it. You will totally be more focused. Because if you don't you'll be telling yourself you're bored and that's not good. Plus an elementary teacher or principal told my mother to do that for me. It Works For Me. Try it!"
     
  Kayla Covington  
  Student, College  
  Honoluu, Hawaii, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"When I study, I play classical music to keep me focused on my work (it really helps). Another thing that promises success is putting the most needed information on flash cards. and reviewing it over and over until i fully remember every piece of the information. Also I would stay away from the TV for about 2 hours so you don't get brainwashed and forget everything."
     
  Helen Harper  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Beverly Hills, California, USA  
  8/10/2007  
     
"Whenever you won't feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic."
     
  Chandan Rateria  
  Student, 1990  
  Raigarh, India  
  7/18/2007  
     
"If you have sisters or brothers that want lots of attention while you want to study try to play with them for 2 minutes. After that tell them that you need to study so they understand."
     
  Lara Guevarra  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"There are different abbreviations or symbols that you can use for taking notes: without -w/o, with - w/, number - #, government - gov. Use the first letter of the words to make your own abbreviation (Social Studies - SS, World History - WH)."
     
  Taylor Kalister  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Parkland, Georgia, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"We forget things we dislike. So to remember what you have studied, try to put in complete interest into it. We mostly never forget our favorite movie lines or the lyrics of our favorite song. Make studying something like that, in that way you can score really well!"
     
  Manasa P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  6/29/2007  
     
"Stop studying when you are no longer being productive. In an hour, study for 50 minutes then break for 10 minutes."
     
  Sheena Mann  
  Student, High School Year 1  
  Makati, Philippines  
  5/9/2007  
     
"When I want to study I say to myself, 'Mark, you don't want to be doing this ALL night.' I have ADD and it is hard to focus. Doing this reminds me of the reality of not focusing. You may want to try it. If you don't get it done, just be honest with your authority figure. They should or hopefully will understand and be human. We all have faults."
     
  Mark H.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Oceanside, California, USA  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can't get rid of them."
     
  Alexis Nachatilo  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"If you want to do well in an exam, you must study hard and regularly. Before an exam, you must check the problems first. Then you must remember not to panic. You must try to bring out the best of yourself. Keep faith in your own worth. Try to answer the best. Just think that you can do it."
     
  Justinian I.  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/11/2007  
     
"I read the book I am studying and do any research needed."
     
  Abby Asb  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Niles, Illinois, USA  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Take down notes,study in advance,balance my time in studying, and know how to prioritize my studies."
     
  Tara Mae Bejemino  
  Student, First Year College  
  Bacolod City, Arizona, Philippines  
  10/22/2007  
     
"A good way to study is to make CORNELL NOTES or C-NOTES. A C-NOTE is a note where you fold a paper 3/4 across. On the left side you write a question and on the right side you write the answer and you fold it and quiz yourself. And if you choose to, on the bottom you can write a summary on what you have learned about."
     
  Tigger M.  
   
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"I find it easier if you spread out your studying. You can never start studying too early!"
     
  Nicola Barnes  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Canterbury, Great Britain  
  3/26/2007  
     
"Hi, my name is Jordyn and one important tip everyone should do is never give up and study until you know it by heart."
     
  Jordyn Zeiba-Peoples  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Taunton, Massachusettes, USA  
  4/14/2007  
     
"Don't think that studying is a load on you. Always study with joy."
     
  Karan Chawla  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Chittorgarh, West Virginia, India  
  5/16/2007  
     
"Never take studies as a burden. Study once a day whenever you feel like it but with full concentration. Make up your mind to study the long and tough lessons first, and the short and easy ones at the end."
     
  Afshan Naz  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  
  9/16/2007  
     
"Whenever you think that you are not able to concentrate in your studies, never lose hope and have some time to relax. Study well."
     
  Dakshit Sampat  
  Student, 12th  
  Rajkot, India  
  9/4/2007  
     
"Everyone is different. Find out what ways are best for you and do these. You are not a fool if someone's tips are not working for you. Music is mentioned as an aid. It definitely is a no no for me. I end up performing."
     
  Liam M.  
  Student, College  
  Letterkenny, Ireland  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Effective study is most important. Pay attention to teachers. Don't be tense. Respect your parents. Have self-confidence. Do these things and success will be in your hands!"
     
  Maitreyee Joshi  
  Student, 10th Std  
  Pune, India  
  7/2/2007  
     
"It all depends on what kind of learner you are. Once you have this figured out you will be able to study in the most effective manor. I personally need to study in a space with no noise or no distractions (this includes food). Pictures also help me out a lot. Make notes on the topic you are studying and review them over a number of days. Don't wait until the last minute! Pace yourself!"
     
  Alex P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Calgary, Canada  
  5/18/2007  
     
"The best way to study is that when you study something in class, make notes of it when you go home. This will help you in the exams. You will be able to learn directly from the notes but make sure that you make the notes from the main points."
     
  Rida Mehtab  
  Student, 8th Grade/O'Levels II  
  Rawalpindi, Pakistan  
  5/26/2007  
     
"Write things you need to know."
     
  Sara Mann  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA  
  9/25/2007  
     
"Do all your studying 2 nights before a test. Then the day before the test, go to a movie. Trust me. It works for me."
     
  Cryton Fulk  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"Either practice more or close your eyes and think about the last time you saw what you are trying to learn."
     
  Jaimee Bayley  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  S.A, Austria  
  8/7/2007  
     
"You should be physically, mentally, and emotionally focused. Try to stay alert to what you read. Be positive and tell yourself 'This is fun and I will learn something from it.' Learning never hurts."
     
  Jennivie Rulete Peter  
  College Student  
  Philippines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"When you study a chapter for an exam, review it frequently until the time of the exam, even if the exam is a year away. You don't need to review the whole chapter, but you can review only the skeleton of the chapter. Use mnemonics to remember information presented in the form of numbers and other difficult information you frequently forget."
     
  Ahmad Solaiman  
  Postgraduate Physician  
  Mansoura, Egypt  
  4/3/2007  
     
"Study when you have free time. Just do it then instead of saying I have loads of time later. Something is sure to come up later and you will put studying off. Do it now and you will have extra time later!"
     
  Sima K.  
  Student  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"When I study, I make sure I have all materials needed and peace and quiet. If you're studying vocabulary, try to find words or phrases similar to the term to help you remember its definition."
     
  Brittany Smart  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Lumberton, North Carolina, USA  
  9/17/2007  
     
"Always Study in Quiet."
     
  Cari B.  
  Teacher, Master  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  8/15/2007  
     
"I find that if I write all of my weekly goals onto a whiteboard and cross them off as I complete them, it helps me to feel like I'm accomplishing something. I think of each task as a hurdle to jump over and think things like '5 more assignments till a bit of a break' to stay focused and work even harder on those 5 assignments. The idea of a break or another completed obstacle definitely helps me to stay focused and complete everything to the best of my ability."
     
  Nicole S.  
  Student, First Year University  
  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  
  8/10/2007  
     
"When you have a written essay and everything needs to be spelled correctly, read the essay/story BACKWARD. It will help you to not skip over words. Trust me, it has helped me."
     
  Peytin J.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Lexington, North Carolina, USA  
  5/21/2007  
     
"I try to keep a control over my diet before a few days of the test. This helps in my thinking process. I drink a lot of water and try to do meditation. I also discuss my study chapters and the main idea of the chapter with my family members, which helps me in remembering important information."
     
  Vibhuti Vaishnav  
  Student, Graduate 2007  
  Boone, North Carolina, USA  
  5/28/2007  
     
"I am only in year eight and have school every single day of the week. This means more homework than I can handle. My tip is practice, practice, practice, and more PRACTICE, trying to avoid TV and the computer. Buy books or ask for extra tutoring. It really helped me and I improved a lot. So just sit down and do work, work, WORK. If you are on holiday you might as well work too. But try to eat healthy and become active to have the strength to do the impossible!"
     
  Maria Zhang  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  4/17/2007  
     
"Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!"
     
  H. G.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Chicago, Illinois, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"I just want to study to get a better life!"
     
  Victor Vergara  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Waukegan, Illinois, USA  
  12/4/2007  
     
"Don't talk during class!"
     
  Shelby M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Combine, Texas, USA  
  8/13/2007  
     
"If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!"
     
  Julia B.W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Use different study methods for different parts of each subject. For example, use flash cards to remember words and dates, draw a mind map linking important points, write practice essays and do practice questions, highlight your notes, rewrite your notes, and keep everything for review later. Listen to classical music, it has been suggested that one studies better while listening to quite relaxing classical music, especially Mozart. His music has been suggested as raising your I.Q."
     
  Hannah P.  
  Student, Year 11 (5th Form)  
  Wellington, New Zealand  
  9/14/2007  
     
"Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic."
     
  Shamika Foster  
  Student, Form 4  
  Bridgetown, Barbados  
  9/24/2007  
     
"I study EVERYDAY for about an hour and a half. This helps me a lot, it helps me retrace the steps I took when I wrote my notes. That is a big chunk of the reason why I'm an 'A' student. If you stay smart and take your time, you will have an 'A' grade within a semester."
     
  Nicole Pankelli  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Mokena , Illinois, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Make flashcards and study using them. First try without studying to see what you know and then study what you don't. Then go from there."
     
  Heba Khalil  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Seymour, Connecticut, USA  
  6/13/2007  
     
"If you're at home recite what you're trying to learn to a parent over and over again until you get it right."
     
  Lenny Pockay  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Savanna, Georgia, USA  
  6/26/2007  
     
"If you find it hard to get down to study clear your desk so that you have an empty space. When you sit down to work clear your mind and you will be able to start afresh each time without studying whilst being stressed and you are more likely to work harder and see the results of your efforts!"
     
  Andrea Bowen  
  Other, Mature Student  
  Doncaster, United Kingdom  
  9/4/2007  
     
"If you have an abnormally hard time concentrating on your work, it can be worth it to consult a doctor. Sometimes undiagnosed medical conditions can create symptoms similar to an attention deficit disorder."
     
  Stephanie E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/22/2007  
     
"When studying, if you're getting distracted remember that education is the key to success."
     
  Natalie F.  
  Student, 5th Form  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  9/20/2007  
     
"One of the best study tips I have is to quiz yourself on the night before a quiz or test, right before you go to bed. Just cover up the answers so you can remember them easier. Not only do they stay in your mind when you go to bed, but you will remember them when you wake up, so chances are, you'll do better on your test."
     
  Ariella Bailey  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Rochester, Minnesota, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"You must take your mind off the TV and more on the books so you can go to high school."
     
  Bridget Sweney  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Bayonne, New Jersey, USA  
  5/27/2007  
     
"Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you."
     
  Gloria G.  
  Student, 2007  
  Witchita, Kansas, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
"I prepare a MINDMAP to remember and visualize the relations which helps me not to forget key parts and linkages to each other."
     
  Saurav Joshi Sr.  
  Other, Researcher Cum Trainer  
  Kathmandu, Nepal  
  7/20/2007  
     
"I read and make some cards to study. In some cases, I make a summary. For math, I go over most of the problems I saw in class."
     
  Jose Lopez  
  Student, Eastern Michigan University  
  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts."
     
  Ian Capuyan  
  Student, LCCB 1st Yr  
  Talisay, Philippines  
  10/12/2007  
     
"Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break."
     
  Andrew H.  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Jamestown, USA Military  
  7/8/2007  
     
"If there are too many distractions at home, go to your city library. When you are in the library, use ear plugs to block out sound when studying by yourself. This will increase your concentration and you will not be frustrated when people are talking aloud."
     
  K. M.  
  NULL  
  Toronto, Ontario, USA  
  5/4/2007  
     
"Always keep a schedule for your homework and try doing everything step by step. Also, don't go to school before checking that you have everything in your bag including books!"
     
  Natasha Shahwan  
  Student, 2007-2008  
  Newyork, New York, USA  
  8/21/2007  
     
"Plain and simple. A quiet environment with a comfortable chair and table, and a 24 ounce monster energy drink."
     
  Bayani Reyes  
  Student, Senior  
  Pomona, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"To study you need to be in a quiet room alone. That means no TV or radio or even talking on your phone to friends. Study for at least 25 minutes a day until that big, scary test comes. Good luck."
     
  Joe P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Canton , Michigan, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"My father said the ideal time to study is around 7.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. I think it's because our mind is usually more 'fresh' and alert in mornings. The foods you take also determine how much your brain acts like a sponge to absorb things you've studied. So, maintain a healthy diet and try to reduce your junk food intake. Good luck!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/8/2007  
     
"I'm going to give you the shortcut to good results - Read, Read, Read (in a systematic way). This year I got super hit A plus and all I had to do was read. When you read, even if your mind is flying try to concentrate. Even if you find it hard to focus, just sit with your book. Eventually you'll find out that you are extremely attentive. Also, don't waste much time. It's very unwise."
     
  Justin Junaid  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  8/30/2007  
     
"Keep a notebook to write down all assignments and homework with their due dates. As you finish with an assignment mark it off your list. You should also keep a handy snack nearby when studying, such as an apple or plum."
     
  Tyronda Jackson  
  Student, College Freshman  
  Durant, Mississippi, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"I have to study with nothing but my study material around me. So, I go somewhere with nothing on the walls."
     
  Kristen D.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  El Dorade, Arkansas, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Study in a quiet room. The room should not include distracting objects. Make sure you have good, complete notes. Now you are all ready to study! Good luck!"
     
  Cathryn A.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA  
  12/7/2007  
     
"To remember something, firstly I form a sentence with the word(s). Then I draw a picture. For example, to remember the 4 gods Isis, Osiris, Horus, Bastet, I think of something disgusting. That makes me remember it better, and then I draw it. That's my way of studying."
     
  Lily M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Utrecht, Netherlands  
  5/16/2007  
     
"When I am trying to take notes for a class that I don't like or can't seem to concentrate on, I get out different colored pens so that my notes end up color-coordinated. When I come to the end of a section, I change colors."
     
  Hilary Daniel  
  Student, Freshman in College  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  10/2/2007  
     
"My study tip is to not schedule anything the night before a test or quiz. It's much better to stay home and study than to fail a test or quiz that is probably a big part of your grade."
     
  Kayla Mendiola  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Ft. Carson, Colorado, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!"
     
  Simon Mann  
  Parent  
  New York City, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Some people call it coloring or doodling. The technical term is annotation. The reasons for marking up a hundred-dollar book are sound, however. Use colored pens to make fine underlining, circle key words, and to color code. Jot important notes in the margins. Use curly brackets and stars. Add study hints at the start of each chapter. Come study time these highlights are the quickest comprehensive review."
     
  Laura Swiggum  
  Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08  
  Marshall, Saskatchewan, Canada  
  8/6/2007  
     
"If you have younger brothers or sisters you can't get away from, go to the library. Or, play you MP3 or iPod or stereo. BUT keep the volume low so you can concentrate. Highlight the information you really need."
     
  Sarah D.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  London, United Kingdom  
  6/27/2007  
     
"Studying well during your free time."
     
  Nathanael Talaban  
  Student, 2nd Year College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/26/2007  
     
"When you need to remember something, draw a silly picture.The sillier it is, the better. Incorporate words if needed. A cartoon mouse with a sour lemon making a face will help you to remember the French word for mouse (souris). Write 'Souris' on his t-shirt too and have him saying 'This lemon IS SOUR!"
     
  Nancy P.  
  Teacher, Middle School  
  Montclair, New Jersey, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"When writing a research paper, it is always best to have a large flat surface to work on so that you can spread out your sources. The kitchen table works well for this. Also, book stands (like cookbook stands) are great for holding up large textbooks while reading or studying. That will save your neck and back from a lot of pain."
     
  Rose G.  
  Student, Graduate School UCLA  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  3/31/2007  
     
"Instead of waiting until the last minute to start on your report, the day you get the assignment brainstorm and write a rough draft to give to your teacher and have him correct it. Then ask another teacher to correct over what your teacher corrected and then rewrite your paper using the help of the two different teachers. I guarantee you will get a good grade. It worked for me and it will sure enough work for you."
     
  Shaqwana Lipscomb  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Adelanto, California, USA  
  8/11/2007  
     
"You have to organize and manage your study time."
     
  Jamar Kelly  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"The best way to answer multiple choice questions is to read the questions first. Then you can understand. I read the questions first so I can understand what I'm looking for."
     
  Tamika Walker  
  Student, Adult level  
  Richmond, California, USA  
  7/20/2007  
     
"I take notes during class and review them every night so that when a test comes, I don't have to cram my brain and not get enough sleep for the test."
     
  Samantha S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"When you're about to take a test make sure you relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself it is just a test and you have been doing it all year or month. All a test is a homework sheet with all the studies you have learned. So make sure you are calm and relaxed. Then you will know that you can finish it."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"Find a good place to study free from distractions."
     
  Anthony Gutierrez  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bernalilo, New Mexico, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"When I have to study for a science, spelling, math, or social studies test, I make a song out of my test. It really helps if you always sing the test song over and over while you study. I got an A on my last science test. GOOD LUCK."
     
  Jose Sanchez  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Hutchinson, Kansas, USA  
  6/21/2007  
     
"Do not learn by heart. You should understand first and you should also know the main points. Talk with yourself. Be the teacher yourself. I mean explain to yourself on a white board or on a paper. Work according to your syllabus."
     
  Suraj Motee  
  Student, A level  
  Long Mountain, Mauritius  
  4/13/2007  
     
"Success is nothing but 99 percent adjustment and 1 percent perspiration. Adjustment means adjustment to the surrounding in which you are studying."
     
  Aditya Gorde  
  Student, Eleventh  
  Nagpur, India  
  7/23/2007  
     
"If you want to learn something by heart, record yourself saying it and then hear yourself saying it over and over again."
     
  Stacey Lakson  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Boulder, Colorado, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"I like to study every day for one hour after school (homework doesn't count). I take 3 minute breaks every 15 minutes. This helps me concentrate and focus better. Studying helps for tests, homework, and even upcoming events."
     
  Jack M.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Redwater, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"Stay on task."
     
  Madelyn M.  
  Student, Fifth Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  10/24/2007  
     
"Students must study without distraction of mind. They must study a minimum of two hours to a maximum of four hours a day. They must make a habit of studying daily. They must have a definite place or a spot to study. Before studying they must meditate a minimum five minutes to maximum ten minutes. If they follow these suggestions, they will score very very good marks for sure. Try these and see the difference in you and your studies."
     
  Nityaa Anand  
  Student, A1 Grade In All Years  
  Chennai, India  
  10/19/2007  
     
"I study often and in the times I have vacant time. Studying is my habit for me to mature. This helps me to improve my reading/writing skills. For instance, I should really focus on my topic and just be relaxed or concentrate in my studying for me to understand."
     
  Gerald Abaday  
  Student, Freshman  
  Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines  
  4/15/2007  
     
"Have a clear mind and nothing else as important to do for the whole day if possible. When you need to take a break, do so. Don't force yourself to get everything done at once. Do what works for you when it comes to studying, a quiet room, low music, etc."
     
  Amanda Moffatt  
  Student, Bachelors Of Science In C.S.I  
  Pasco, Washington, USA  
  9/23/2007  
     
"Make flash cards . . . they help with EVERY subject! If you have a large pile, split them up into groups and study each group at a time. Then once all groups have been studied, practice the cards all together. Then separate the cards you properly know/understand from the ones that you still need to learn, and just focus on those. This way you make sure you know every one."
     
  Stephanie S.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  7/1/2007  
     
"If you want to study for a long time, make yourself feel relaxed. Not too relaxed. Like wear slippers and have a comfy chair!"
     
  Katy Groom  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  10/7/2007  
     
"Study hard with no distractions."
     
  Mario Vazquel  
  Parent  
  San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico  
  11/20/2007  
     
"My reading teacher taught me a great way to write paragraphs. Her study tip is to use the ROSES formula: R=Repeat the question that is given, O=give your Opinion, S= State 3 proven facts to help explain your answer, E=Explain your facts in 3 sentences, and S=Sum up your paragraph. If you use this tip it will seriously help you."
     
  Sara P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Enfield, Connecticut, USA  
  12/14/2007  
     
"To do well in every exam, the most important thing is to study regularly. It's not hard to do well if you study regularly, but you must remember to (1) not do anything entertaining within 30 minutes from starting to study; (2) read problems intensively; (3) note down any problems you have while reading; and (4) fill sheets of paper with things you often forget and read these before the exam."
     
  Justinian I  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  3/31/2007  
     
"Reread questions from a book or worksheet. Then write these questions and their answers on a separate piece of paper. Study these whenever you can."
     
  Cat R.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Del Mar, California, USA  
  9/30/2007  
     
"I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying."
     
  Samantha Barrett  
  Student, Grade 9  
  Vernon, British Columbia, Canada  
  9/17/2007  
     
"I always try to copy all my notes more than once and underline something if my teachers say something more then once. It really helps!"
     
  Jessica B.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Austin, Texas, USA  
  8/1/2007  
     
"Make Flash Cards. They're an easy, simple way to study various things."
     
  Abby P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fayetteville, USA  
  9/7/2007  
     
"If you are studying for your final exam, what you have to do is sit somewhere comfy, and organize your stuff. Then get to studying. What you have to do is read over what you have over and over aloud. It works. If you are stressed, study for an hour or two straight and then take a 15-20 minute break and get back."
     
  Nicole Penner  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New York, USA  
  6/24/2007  
     
"I like to read, underline and then make sketches... I hate to memorize words, because I find it difficult, but I have a very good visual memory."
     
  Alex Gher  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA  
  7/27/2007  
     
"Study in several small sessions. Don't cram!"
     
  Alisha K.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada  
  9/11/2007  
     
"Just read everything over first. After you've read it, go back and get the key ideas out, jot them down, take notes. Answer questions that are at the end of each idea if it's in your textbook. Never be around TVs or radios. Stay AWAY from your ipod and cell phone. These will only distract you and cause you to not be able to concentrate. Just focus and take notes on only what you need, not everything, and go over it all at least twice."
     
  Jordan Boliuam  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  12/28/2007  
     
"Your know it's important to study real hard. It can help you real good in school. It can help you so then you can go to college."
     
  Stephen Polk  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Build a study base of your own references. Make your own reference and use a notebook you can share with your friends. It is easy to go through these before an exam starts."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, Sec 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/13/2007  
     
"Be focused. Don't be distracted by a boyfriend because he is only for a time now. Your education comes first. Making your parents proud is the best thing you will ever do in your life to show your appreciation for their being there for you and always guiding you and paying your school bills, etc. Remember, be focused and speak out for your rights."
     
  Cassita Prince  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"Write in different colored pens/pencils. Put on some soft calm music so if you're going crazy you can just stop and be calm and then come back to studying after a song or two. Just be calm and make sure you've eaten before you start studying."
     
  Jen H.  
  Student, 8th Grader  
  Milan, Michigan, USA  
  6/16/2007  
     
"1. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. 2. Your brain can't work for more than 4 hours a day, so don't exceed this or you will tire too much and you won't be able to study much the next day. 3. Put aside a time for yourself to practice your exam papers. 4. If you aren't used to studying for a long time without getting up after 10 minutes, don't push yourself to sit for an hour all of a sudden. Gradually work your way up, adding a few minutes every day. This way your body will get used to this easily."
     
  Hilary Mohimani  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Birmingham, Alabama, USA  
  10/18/2007  
     
"Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do."
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"I study in a place that makes me feel at peace such as my sun porch or in a church. Sitting on the grass and putting a blanket on the nice warm grass, I get lots of reading done. Studying this way is peaceful and quiet, and nature has a way of making you feel good."
     
  Devon M.  
  Student, College  
  Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA  
  3/26/2007  
     
"If you take good notes, then you can study your notes instead of the whole chapter in a book. Most likely everything you need to know for the test or quiz will be in the notes you take. You don't need to memorize the whole chapter."
     
  Kate C.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"If you study a topic many times you can understand the topic and even remember the topic in your brain. I usually do this in the morning."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, SEC 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/16/2007  
     
"I use different types of graphic organizers and revise them as needed to study for my exams. I have also use graphic organizers to help my students improve their understanding and remembering."
     
  Hema Rajesh  
  Teacher, Middle And High School  
  Hosur, India  
  6/2/2007  
     
"I find that if you are bored with studying, you should make flashcards and go out and ride a bike or something and have someone come with you to quiz you on the flash cards. It is a great way to study without getting bored out of your mind!"
     
  Hayley P.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Chesapeake, Virginia, USA  
  8/31/2007  
     
"Just studying is not enough. Practice by answering questions related to what you have learned. This will help you get good marks. Further, you should review what you have studied at least once a month."
     
  Safiyan Mofti  
  Teacher, Secondry school  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/2/2007  
     
"When I am tired of studying, I would look back at my goals. This way, I can motivate myself again to reach them."
     
  Angel Lavidos  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  8/26/2007  
     
"When I do not feel like studying, I just start thinking about great persons like Albert Einstein who are examples of genius. This gives me inspiration to study."
     
  Vishwash Batra  
  Student, S.A.I School  
  Patiala, India  
  6/3/2007  
     
"I have taken many tests and here is a trick with word problems. Do not just add all the numbers up. You have to really read the problem. If you do not understand it the first time, read it over and over until you understand it."
     
  Terra J.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"Don't leave everything off till the last minute. You'll never succeed like that."
     
  Christa S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Richmond, Virginia, USA  
  9/27/2007  
     
"Start studying about half a year before the tests. But the week before the test, go on holiday and relax. After all, its only a test!"
     
  Tess Coopeey  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"I really like to work with my family because they really help me. I make sure I do not spend too much time revising my notes or doing my homework. My school ends each day at 12:30. Eight hours is always enough time for me to do everything and get to bed by 8:30."
     
  Hattie Beumont  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Don't get to stressed out. If you find that you are very stressed out then take a small break and then start again."
     
  Kelly S.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  London, Ontario, Canada  
  6/24/2007  
     
"I study my lesson in a place where I can focus, a silent place. I go to a place like my school library. I make sure I undestand everything I wrote in my notebook, and I always review my notes. I keep on reviewing everytime I arrive in the house and when I have free time I also study. There's always a time for study. Just study hard - it's for your education."
     
  Jennifer Joy Au ngon  
  Student, LCC-B/ CHM 1,1st Yr  
  Bacolod City, Qatar  
  10/10/2007  
     
"Sing study songs in the shower. For example, half the sum of the parallel sides, times the distance between them, is the way you calculate the area of a trapezium. Sing this to the tune of 'Pop Goes the Weasel.' Make up your own study songs. This way you are studying whilst having fun!"
     
  Susan Lippit  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Pay good attention to the teacher even if you don't get along with the teacher. Just be patient! Take notes for every little thing!"
     
  Ana Villafana  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Borrego Springs, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"If you sit next to somebody who is distracting you, then ask the teacher if you can move."
     
  Kendra Walsh  
  Student, 2006-2007  
  Lawton, Oklahoma, USA  
  5/24/2007  
     
"If you are studying for a test, please do not study the day before the test, because you will only know 5 percent of what you have studied... so study everyday at least half an hour a day. Good luck."
     
  Alice H.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  6/10/2007  
     
"If you need to memorize a lot of vocabulary words in a short amount of time, make flashcards. Read the definition lots of times so it sticks. Then mix all of them up. Its a great way to study for finals!"
     
  Megan P.  
  Student, Grade 11  
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  
  8/18/2007  
     
"I know this sounds weird, but when you study turn some music on, like the kind without any words, just piano like orchestra. Have you ever seen Baby Einstein's? They always have music like that because it helps children learn more. Trust Me It Works!"
     
  Jessica Cheek  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Blakely, Georgia, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"Go to a room where there are no distractions, like music or TV. Concentrate on what you are studying and try to not let your mind wander."
     
  Rachael Koteras  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Spring , Texas, USA  
  5/20/2007  
     
"Take the time you need when you do a test."
     
  Rob T.  
  Other, Info Needer  
  Genoa , Illinois, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"Study with a clock!"
     
  Justin M.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  London, Kentucky, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!"
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Wake up early before sunrise when the air is fresh and your mood is good. Open the window and read what you studied the day before and have a coffee if you like. This way you will remember everything you have studied all semester, and you won't be late for school."
     
  Leen Daoud  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Amman, Jordan  
  7/18/2007  
     
"Use colour! Different colours for different points and stuff like that. Colour makes things stand out so they're easier 2 remember! Also draw pictures. Use certain pictures for certain points etc. Be creative, make it as fun as you can."
     
  Anna H.  
  Student, Year 12  
  Dargaville, New Zealand  
  11/21/2007  
     
"Always push yourself and explore your limits. See if you can study harder, understand things faster, write faster and calculate faster. Try not to use the calculator. Prepare notes so that you can look at them easily and fast before an exam. At exam, always think that you're here to show the teachers what you've got, not the other way around. Best of luck!"
     
  Mohit Khan  
  Student, 2nd Year, Honours  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  12/29/2007  
     
"Read the subject carefully."
     
  Isha W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Vestavia, Alabama, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"Believe in yourself and that you can do what you are trying to do. Don't let anyone or anything distract you. Explain to family members that you are trying to study and want them to respect that! Don't stress! Stressing is the worst thing possible and will distract you from what you are doing. By the end of your study session you will have forgotten everything. Remember to take short breaks."
     
  Emma H.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Codsall, England, United Kingdom  
  5/31/2007  
     
"KSQ3RO: Know what you are to study. Survey what you need to study. Form questions to answer from studying. Read. Recite to yourself. Sit on your book so you don't peek. Review several times. Overlearn - Continue learning even after you know the material so you will be learning for the long term."
     
  James Bell  
  Teacher, College  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/10/2007  
     
"If you are lying on your bed and you are too lazy to work, then try to stand up, prepare your homework things, and start working because no one will be behind you to tell you do your homework ok get busy."
     
  Laura W.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  
  3/22/2007  
     
"I believe you should get a copy of your syllabus and then summarize according to the points needed to know. Why study what you do not need to know."
     
  Sherri I.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Canberra, Australia  
  4/13/2007  
     
"When you prepare to take a test or quiz, my study tip is to study about thirty minutes to one hour every single day. I usually read over my notes and study my vocabulary if needed. If you are stuck on how you can study, you can always count on how-to-study.com. Remember my tip: study at least thirty minutes to one hour each day and you will do swell and your mind won't be filled with anxiety and worry, but will be tranquil, placid, and serene."
     
  Triet Tran  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Katy, Texas, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"I study doing a lot of review."
     
  Nicolas Correa  
  Student, 1993  
  Rancagua, Chile  
  7/5/2007  
     
"When I'm at school, I just think about my studying and forget about what happened in my home. It helps me to focus with my study. When I'm being lazy, I tell myself that what I am is what I am supposed to be."
     
  Kelly Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kl, Vermont, USA  
  8/27/2007  
     
"I read a whole paragraph and once I understand it, I write small points about it and review them frequently. I solve as many problems as possible and review questions from past tests to make sure I will be able to answer questions on a test of a similar level. I try to cover all the topics. In case there is no time, I just read a few chapters one or two times."
     
  Lakshmi V.  
  Student, Professional  
  Hyderabad, India  
  4/8/2007  
     
"Revise what the teacher has taught for the day. Do not be laid off track just because your best friend scores better than you do. If this really happens, then it will spur you on to study harder."
     
  Shermine Chan  
  Student, Secondary Year 1  
  Tampines, Singapore  
  5/4/2007  
     
"Don't bother your children when they are studying."
     
  Kayla K.  
  Parent  
  Granite Bay, California, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Don't highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that."
     
  Katheryn S.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Kaukauna, Wisconsin, USA  
  8/29/2007  
     
"When reading a text, start with the table of contents. Frame the text's contents by first reviewing the outline of the work. Then read the preface, chapter introductions, and appendices. Understand the conclusions the author draws from his or her research and evaluation. Lastly, read the chapters you have been assigned. The text's details will make more sense and are likely to be better remembered if they are understood in context."
     
  David Murphy  
  Teacher, College / University  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/15/2007  
     
 
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