Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2007 Archive

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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, Student, 9th Grade - Minnesota  05/31/2007


We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts.

      Ravi, Student, 11th Grade - India  07/22/2007


Try learning from your mistakes. Control yourself to become a good student for now and for the future.

      Michael, Student, 1st Year - Philippines  11/06/2007


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, Student, University - Australia  08/12/2007


The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound.

      Kenzie, Stud ent, 8th Grade - California  10/14/2007


Music triggers memory. Listen to your favorite tunes while studying. Just keep the music low!

      LJ, Student, 7th Grade - Ohio  05/31/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Ontario, Canada  05/19/2007


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, Student, 12th Grade - Sri Lanka  08/21/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - India  06/29/2007


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, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada  10/15/2007


When you have brothers and sisters close your bedroom door and maybe turn on some music if music doesn't bother you. Then just focus on your work and study for at least an hour and then take a half hour break. Then go back and study for another hour and so on.

      Jessica, Student, 9th Grade - Michigan  04/17/2007


Study with the TV or the radio off.

      Sabrina, Student, 2007-2008 - New York  10/15/2007


You must take your mind off the TV and more on the books so you can go to high school.

      Bridget, Student, 3rd Grade - New Jersey  05/27/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Nevada  04/25/2007


You should never watch TV when you are studying or you won't be able to concentrate on your academic work.

      Sabrina, Student, 7th Grade - California  10/03/2007


Study days before the test or quiz.

      DaMonique, Student, 12th Grade - Tennessee  04/10/2007


Don't highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that.

      Katheryn, Student, 9th Grade - Wisconsin  08/29/2007


Eat a well balanced breakfast and have enough sleep. This will help you stay more focused.

      Stephanie, Student, GED (2008) - North Carolina  12/07/2007


Morning time is a very fresh time and our mood is also very fresh, so when we read in fresh time we will never forget it. So always do study in morning time. Really it works. Best of luck.

      Minal, Teacher, 12th Grade - India  08/29/2007


Study smart and study hard, and pay attention when you are in class.

      Qifah, Student, Diploma In Science - Malaysia  09/05/2007


Write down or underline all the points. Don't be lazy!

      Yong, Student, Year 15 - Malaysia  08/17/2007


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, Teacher, Middle And High School - India  06/02/2007


Plain and simple. A quiet environment with a comfortable chair and table, and a 24 ounce monster energy drink.

      Bayani, Student, Senior - California  06/05/2007


Study in a quiet place.

      Gabrielle, Student, 6th Grade - Ontario, Canada  04/05/2007


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, Student, Year 13-7th Form - New Zealand  08/27/2007


When doing experiments, labs, or activities in a classroom, teachers will often ask for a report of some sort. These reports are almost always good study notes, especially if you put a lot of effort into them. Therefore, it is important to put as much detail into these (and other assignments) to make sure you understand the topic. It is very likely that some teachers will move on to other material once the reports have been handed in.

      Katherine, Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!

      H., Student, 6th Grade - Illinois  11/07/2007


I prepare a MINDMAP to remember and visualize the relations which helps me not to forget key parts and linkages to each other.

      Saurav, Other, Researcher Cum Trainer - Nepal  07/20/2007


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, Student, 10th Grade - California  08/11/2007


I study doing a lot of review.

      Nicolas, Student, 1993 - Chile  07/05/2007


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, Student, College Freshman - Mississippi  08/30/2007


It's always good to have a dictionary, a thesaurus, and other references in your study area. There are often copies of these books in school already, so it generally isn't necessary to be leaving them in lockers when they are more useful at home.

      Katherine, Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


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, Student, High School - Trinidad and Tobago  08/29/2007


Study with an open mind.

      Princess, Student, Freshman - Florida  03/21/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Michigan  12/18/2007


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, Student, Freshman - Michigan  04/14/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Great Britain  04/25/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Pennsylvania  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, Student, 10th Std - India  07/02/2007


Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school.

      Mike, Student, 2007 - Nevada  11/28/2007


Write things you need to know.

      Sara, Student, 9th Grade - Wisconsin  09/25/2007


Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies.

      Mary Jane, Student, 1st Yr College - Philippines  10/25/2007


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, Student, Diploma In Science - Vermont  08/27/2007


Sticky Notes are a really good way to organize notes in a binder. You can rearrange them, use them as tab dividers or flag important information.

      Katherine, Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you.

      Gloria, Student, 2007 - Kansas  06/04/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Oklahoma  04/19/2007


Study English.

      Le, Student - Vietnam  04/12/2007


With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction.

      Parnini, Student, 8th Year - India  05/09/2007


A great study habit is to get out and away from any distractions and do your work. One thing that helps me is to take my school work and go somewhere outside and work on it.

      Angela, Student, 2007 - California  11/27/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Colorado  08/14/2007


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, Student, 5th Grade - Maryland  03/27/2007


Read to your mom and let her time you. You should not stop studying because if you stop you will never learn more.

      Ashly, Student, 5th Grade - Michigan  05/07/2007


If anyone offers to help you study, always consider it. Don't put off studying to a later and closer time to the test!

      Jada, Student, 6th Grade - North Carolina  09/10/2007


Concentrate on what is important during class.

      Azman, Student, Year 3 - Malaysia  05/05/2007


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, Student, College - Hawaii  08/30/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Connecticut  12/14/2007


You should breathe deeply before you start to take the BIG test like the SAT or ISTEP. Take a lot of notes about the test. Ask your teacher if she can help you get a tutor to help you study for the test.

      A., Student, High School Senior - Indiana  04/07/2007


If you listen to music when you do your homework or your work always seems rushed,then instead of listening to rock or hip hop try listening to classical music it will slow you down and you will be able to concentrate better.

      Katherine, Student, 4th Grade - California  12/03/2007


Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying.

      Alok, Student, 2nd Year B.tech - India  07/31/2007


The problem of when to study is critical. A good rule of thumb is that studying should be carried out only when you are rested, alert, and have planned for it. Last minute studying just before a class is usually a waste of time.

      Alex, Student, 9th Grade - South Dakota  04/30/2007


Eat a good breakfast, fruits, and vegetables. Then you can learn a lot!

      Mike, Student, 6th Grade - Tennessee  04/24/2007


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, Student, Doing Graduation - India  05/21/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Texas  05/20/2007


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., NULL - Ontario, Canada  05/04/2007


Always focus. Never be distracted.

      Sam, Student, 7th Grade - USA  04/03/2007


Try listening to music, it really helped me.

      Katheryn, Student, 9th Grade - Florida  08/28/2007


Study after you wake up in the morning. Your mind is relaxed and still fresh. Therefore you can easily recall what you have read or studied. Then review your notes before the test or exam.

      Eric, Student, 1st Year College - Philippines  10/17/2007


Go to the library, pick up a book, and read.

      Stephen, Student, 6th Grade - Louisiana  04/20/2007


I study every half an hour for ten minutes. This gives my brain a good workout but does not let it become too tired.

      Abi, Student, 8th Grade - Dominican Republic  05/08/2007


Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break.

      Andrew, Student, 2nd Grade - USA Military  07/08/2007


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, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia  09/26/2007


I like to listen to peaceful or motivating music when I study. It helps me to stay focused, stay awake, and remember my goal.

      Charles, Student, Junior In High School - Nebraska  08/24/2007


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, Student, 10th Grade - New York  07/30/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Michigan  04/06/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Canada  05/18/2007


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, Student, Grade 11 - Alberta, Canada  08/18/2007


In studying your lesson you must be in full concentration so that it is easy for you to analyze and understand.

      Merla, Student, First Year - Philippines  10/16/2007


Throughout the academic year I make short notes on portions studied. As exams near, these notes will help and lighten the process of review. To memorize figures I always try to connect them with personal events so that they automatically become part of my memory.

      Parameswaran, Teacher, Post Graduate - India  05/20/2007


Study in a place that is quiet (or without distractions or TV).

      Daviauda, Student, 5th Grade - Pennsylvania  11/01/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Alabama  10/18/2007


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, Student, 2007-2008 - New York  08/21/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Australia  06/20/2007


While you study,you need a quiet place to read and to answer all your questions from your reviews.

      Jasmine, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada  11/03/2007


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, Student, Year 12 - New Zealand  06/25/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Texas  10/03/2007


Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts.

      Ian, Student, LCCB 1st Yr - Philippines  10/12/2007


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, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia  06/28/2007


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, Student, College - Michigan  03/26/2007


Don't talk during class!

      Shelby, Student, 6th Grade - Texas  08/13/2007


Record yourself reading the notes that are needed for the test or quiz and relisten to it over and over again.

      Lily, Student, 9th Grade - New Jersey  09/06/2007


I usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet.

      Massod, Student, 10th Grade - California  05/14/2007


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, Teacher, College - Maryland  12/10/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Australia  07/01/2007


If your teacher gives you a study packet to fill in the answers, take a blank one the day before the test to fill in the answers as a pretest. This will help calm your nerves and it really works!

      Brianna, Student, 5th Grade - New York  06/04/2007


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, Student, 12th Grade - Australia  06/17/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Texas  12/28/2007


Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!

      Taylor, Student, 9th Grade - Indiana  03/21/2007


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, Teacher, Middle School - New Jersey  07/24/2007


When I study, I go on AIM and review things with my friends. It's a really fun way to study. It also can be a lot more fun than studying by yourself.

      Holly, Student, 8th Grade - Missouri  04/12/2007


Whenever you won't feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic.

      Chandan, Student, 1990 - India  07/18/2007


I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying.

      Samantha, Student, Grade 9 - British Columbia, Canada  09/17/2007


Take the time you need when you do a test.

      Rob, Other, Info Needer - Illinois  10/25/2007


Success is nothing but 99 percent adjustment and 1 percent perspiration. Adjustment means adjustment to the surrounding in which you are studying.

      Aditya, Student, Eleventh - India  07/23/2007


Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!

      Simon, Parent - New York  04/25/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Florida  09/09/2007


When studying in groups instead of keeping the music on and talking about irrelevant stuff quiz each other before you start and then read out loud material to one another and then quiz again.

      Guy, Student, 8th Grade - Texas  09/13/2007


When you take notes in class and the teacher says something interesting put it in quotation marks so you may remember it easier.

      Lauren, Student, 8th Grade - Maryland  10/03/2007


Studying is good. Use your resource books and your notes, but don't let studying take over all your time!

      Mercedes, Student, 5th Grade - Missouri  05/01/2007


I read the book I am studying and do any research needed.

      Abby, Student, 4th Grade - Illinois  08/16/2007


Self-trust is the most important thing.

      Meiling, Student, 10th Grade - China  04/26/2007


Always come into your class with a smile on your face and be ready for all the information that your teacher has to offer to you. Yeah it can get hard sometimes but keep going and you will make it through the class!

      Amber, Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher - Colorado  05/29/2007


I review my notes quickly in every subject every night. This little review helps to remember facts easily, not by cramming.

      Faith, Student, 2010 - Ohio  05/29/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh  08/30/2007


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, NULL - Malaysia  05/29/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - California  07/18/2007


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, Student, Freshman - Philippines  04/15/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Colorado  05/22/2007


Write the thing to study repeatedly on a sheet of paper about 25-40 times.

      Joan, Student, OLJH - Michigan  04/01/2007


Make a little quiz for yourself of all of your notes and see how you do. Now get studying!

      Brade, Student, 9th Grade - Ontario, Canada  11/26/2007


You should always try to study at home so you're smart at school.

      Alina, Student, 3rd Grade - USA  07/10/2007


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, Student, 10th Grade - Ontario, Canada  06/24/2007


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, Postgraduate Physician - Egypt  04/03/2007


I think you should make some flash cards and study the night you are assigned the work all the way until you take the quiz/test. You should also find a friend in your class and study with them. Eating also helps. Study groups help a lot.

      Othello, Student, 10th Grade - Rhode Island  09/21/2007


Read your notes!

      Hana, Student - Ireland  04/26/2007


When you study make it into a game. I learn better if it is fun. So try having fun but studying at the same time.

      Mekayla, Student, 7th Grade - Arkansas  05/23/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - Colorado  06/10/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Texas  08/01/2007


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, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia  06/08/2007


I think the best way to study is to give yourself a pep talk before you start studying. Say things like 'I can do this' really helps me a lot. And if you get low marks, don't be discouraged to study, you should be more aware because now, you know what you don't know before this! Good Luck! I know it's not easy.

      Sharifah, Student, For m 4 - Malaysia  08/09/2007


When studying, if you're getting distracted remember that education is the key to success.

      Natalie, Student, 5th Form - New Zealand  09/20/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Connecticut  06/13/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - Nevada  11/28/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - California  06/05/2007


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, Student, LCC-B/ CHM 1,1st Yr - Qatar  10/10/2007


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, Student, 5th Grade - Massachusetts  04/14/2007


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, Student, 10th Grade - North Carolina  09/17/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - Netherlands  05/16/2007


Stay on task.

      Madelyn, Student, Fifth Grade - Louisiana  10/24/2007


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, Student, Eastern Michigan University - Michigan  04/11/2007


A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you'll pay more attention.

      Kyle, Student, 8th Grade - Alberta, Canada  04/30/2007


Take you study guide and think that it is the real test or quiz.

      Ashley, Student, 6th Grade - Connecticut  12/05/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - New York  04/25/2007


Don't leave everything off till the last minute. You'll never succeed like that.

      Christa, Student, 7th Grade - Virginia  09/27/2007


I just want to study to get a better life!

      Victor, Student, 9th Grade - Illinois  12/04/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - United Kingdom  05/31/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Georgia  07/24/2007


Patience and perseverance are the essentials for success in an examination.

      Raja, Student, Second MBA - India  04/01/2007


Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can't get rid of them.

      Alexis, Student, 9th Grade - South Dakota  05/07/2007


Set up a reward program. Say if you like to play games, then be like if I get a B on this test then I will play games for an hour or so. Make sure it's realistic! Most importantly know were you are headed in the future. If you have an aim in life you tend to work harder at trying to achieve that.

      Terry, Student, First Year - British Columbia, Canada  11/20/2007


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, Student, 11 Grade - Egypt  08/06/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Illinois  03/21/2007


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, Student, 8th Grader - Michigan  06/16/2007


Study hard with no distractions.

      Mario, Parent - Puerto Rico  11/20/2007


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, Student, Graduate 2007 - North Carolina  05/28/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - California  09/30/2007


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, Teacher, High School - India  07/03/2007


While you are studying, concentrate on what you are studying. Don't think about T.V. or music and while you are studying, close your cell phone and organize your time to study.

      Marwa, Student, 6th Grade - Oman  09/07/2007


Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do.

      Monique, Student, 5th Grade - Michigan  04/23/2007


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, Student, Freshman in College - Indiana  10/02/2007


Use picture clues.

      Alex, Student, 2007 - British Columbia, Canada  10/22/2007


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, College Student - Philippines  04/18/2007


I find it easier if you spread out your studying. You can never start studying too early!

      Nicola, Student, 9th Grade - Great Britain  03/26/2007


Always try to read in a comfortable place. If you read in a uncomfortable place you'll lose attention and that won't help you study. While taking notes choose a big table. I myself use a computer table with big space and shelves. Play music if it helps you to concentrate but not on high volume.

      Justinian, Student, O level - New Zealand  04/01/2007


Study with a clock!

      Justin, Student, 11th Grade - Kentucky  04/24/2007


I try and make up my own test, and then take it. It really gets things into your mind.

      Katie, Student, 6th Grade - California  04/16/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - United Kingdom  06/27/2007


If you want to learn something by heart, record yourself saying it and then hear yourself saying it over and over again.

      Stacey, Student, 10th Grade - Colorado  05/10/2007


Studying well during your free time.

      Nathanael, Student, 2nd Year College - Philippines  10/26/2007


If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!

      Julia, Student, 7th Grade - Ohio  05/09/2007


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, Student, College 13th - Missouri  10/01/2007


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, Student, SEC 1 - Malaysia  09/16/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade/O'Levels II - Pakistan  05/26/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - NovaScotia, Canada  07/28/2007


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, Student, Year 11 (5th Form) - New Zealand  09/14/2007


Study in several small sessions. Don't cram!

      Alisha, Student, 7th Grade - Alberta, Canada  09/11/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - United Arab Emirates  09/16/2007


Believe in yourself! Take action! Never give up! Do your best!

      Bob, Student, Year 4 - Singapore  05/07/2007


Set a timer for a designated amount of time, say 15 minutes. While the timer is on, you can only study the one subject you have chosen. When the timer goes off, you can then get up and stretch, get a drink, eat a snack, take a nap, etc., but the only thing you can do while the timer is ticking is study! Then mark down how many segments you studied for each subject (how many times you set the timer). This helped get me through graduate school.

      Charles, Psychologist - California  09/12/2007


If you sit next to somebody who is distracting you, then ask the teacher if you can move.

      Kendra, Student, 2006-2007 - Oklahoma  05/24/2007


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, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada  11/28/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Jordan  07/18/2007


Firstly, keep away from all distractions such as cell phone, iPod, and TV. Then use a technique in which you visualize what you are studying, then imagine what it actually is, then try to make an answer in your own words. Then use your textbook to improve your vocabulary. Note: This technique only in theory subjects.

      Zaheer, Graduate Student, Ramaiah Institute of Technology - India  04/25/2007


Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic.

      Shamika, Student, Form 4 - Barbados  09/24/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - Colorado  05/25/2007


Try to remember the key points in the book. This helps you to review more quickly and effectively. The most important thing is, you need to take notes in class. Some of the things that the teacher talks about in class are not in the book.

      Chan, Student, 7th Grade - Hong Kong  05/11/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - New Zealand  10/07/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - New Jersey  12/07/2007


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, Student, 12th Grade - Canada  07/23/2007


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, Student, Secondary Year 1 - Singapore  05/04/2007


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, Student, A level - Mauritius  04/13/2007


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, Student, 2nd Grade - Kansas  06/21/2007


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, Student, 6th Grade - Louisiana  05/10/2007


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, Student, 11th Grade - Jamaica  04/12/2007


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, Student, 5th Grade - Maryland  03/21/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - Louisiana  04/24/2007


Concentration is the key to success while preparing for an examination.

      Raja, Student, Second MBA - India  04/26/2007


This may sound weird but pretend you are teaching someone what you are studying. Say the words out loud! If you are able to explain it you know your stuff.

      Laura, Student, 11th Grade - Ontario, Canada  11/05/2007


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, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia  05/01/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - USA  06/24/2007


Stay focused and be determined. Listen to light music. Take breaks. Make flow charts to remember information.

      S. T., Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh  10/17/2007


Do not omit anything while studying. Go through the whole lesson. Explain it to yourself like a story. Understand the concept and concentrate.

      Sashaank, Student, 2005 - India  07/01/2007


Utilize the time you spend waiting for the bus for example to study or revise parts of a subject your studying.A smart way is to write important notes of a subject on small cards, where you can keep them with you, and whenever you are just have a look at them, this will lock the information in your head!

      Nora, Student, Junior - Qatar  10/22/2007


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., Student, 9th Grade - Australia  10/10/2007


Don't bother your children when they are studying.

      Kayla, Parent - California  05/10/2007


I find it very helpful and useful to write information down on a bit of coloured card and cut to size and stick in on my wall. The reason why I find it helpful is because the colour attracts my attention and also helps remind me of the bit of information I need to remember. Try it girls and boys. It might be very helpful.

      Sarah, Student, 11th Grade - United Kingdom  06/12/2007


Before you study, eat so you will concentrate more. For example, if you're studying biology, read a passage and write questions and answers related to the passage and read them over and over again. Then do a small test to see if you got them into your head.

      Julia, Student, 11th Grade - Malta  08/19/2007


If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great.

      Ashton, Student - Tennessee  04/24/2007


Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted.

      Shannon, Student, 6th Grade - Michigan  11/07/2007


Get lots of sleep.

      Janay, Student, 6th Grade - Tennessee  08/20/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Ohio  07/25/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Virginia  08/31/2007


Either practice more or close your eyes and think about the last time you saw what you are trying to learn.

      Jaimee, Student, 4th Grade - Austria  08/07/2007


Around the beginning of your school year choose any classmate. Tell them that you would like to be their study buddy. Explain that this means that if you are absent or vice versa they can call you so that you know what was for homework. That way you don't get in trouble with your teacher. Especially when you are in Junior or Senior High! Now you can get your homework on time and not get in trouble.

      Nathanial, Student, Grade 8 - Canada  09/02/2007


I try to study in short blocks with breaks in between than to study for long, undisturbed periods at a time. I remember things much better and I can concentrate really well!

      Aaron, Student, Year 12 - New Zealand  09/22/2007


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, Teacher, College / University - Maryland  12/15/2007


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, Student, S.A.I School - India  06/03/2007


You need to study every day of the week if you expect to pass to the next grade and go on to college. No college will accept you if you don't have the grades. You need an 'A' average to get into college. So it's important to study, study, study, study.

      Stephen, Student, 6th Grade - Louisiana  03/27/2007


It's hard to resist a phone call from a friend when you're studying something boring, but chances are, your friend should be studying at about the same time you are. Reminding them of this during free time may help to keep them on track and from interrupting you as well.

      Katherine, Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


Make sure the place you study is always quiet.

      Frank, Student, 9th Grade - Rhode Island  09/12/2007


Find a good place to study free from distractions.

      Anthony, Student, 12th Grade - New Mexico  09/10/2007


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, Student, 7th Grade - California  08/10/2007


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, Administrator - Sweden  04/25/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - North Carolina  05/21/2007


When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information.

      Taylor, Student, 11th - Florida  12/18/2007


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, Student - Great Britain  04/25/2007


Get something to eat and drink before you start to study. Then after you eat take a bathroom break. Once you're done with that get your books together and start studying.

      Stacey, Student, 9th Grade - Texas  07/30/2007


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, Student, 10th Grade - California  04/05/2007


Make sure you are somewhere that no one will disturb you and unplug the phone so no one will call you when you are studying.

      Shana, Student, 2007 - Virginia  05/15/2007


If you have a hard time comprehending a certain subject, turn to other resources such as magazines, encyclopedias, etc. Also, a full-time schedule helps you stay on track, and it can help you go to bed at a decent time (if you have a decent time on your schedule, of course.)

      Alicia, Student, 8th Grade - Texas  04/28/2007


I have to study with nothing but my study material around me. So, I go somewhere with nothing on the walls.

      Kristen, Student, 8th Grade - Arkansas  05/09/2007


Be a good listener in class and pay attention.

      Taylor, Student, 8th Grade - Maryland  10/03/2007


Practice with as many past papers as possible. If you don't know the answer, look for it your textbooks and notes.

      Safa, Student, 12th Grade - Sri Lanka  04/13/2007


Just forget everything, all problems. Just keep aside everything that's happening in your life. If you are having stress issues, just drink a glass of water, take a nap with no one bothering and wake up and study with a positive mind.

      Asad, Student - Texas  10/25/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Pennsylvania  11/25/2007


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, Student, 12th - India  09/04/2007


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', Student, 11th Grade - Texas  08/24/2007


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, Student, Year 12 - New Zealand  11/21/2007


Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!

      Brynna, Student, 9th Grade - Pennsylvania  11/25/2007


Have one of your parents make out a fake test on a computer and take it like you would the real one.

      Jeremy, Student, 2007 - Mississippi  12/20/2007


Don't study for a test or quiz at the very last minute. You don't learn and you forget a lot of the info you tried to cram. If the teacher assigns a test or quiz, immediately start studying. It will help a lot! Did you know that 1 out of 4 students cram until the last minute? If you don't cram, you will find yourself knowing the information, and not just memorizing.

      Fred, Teacher, 10th Grade Social Studies - Australia  09/15/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Georgia  06/26/2007


Not only study very hard, but study smart.

      Anjali, Student, Form 4 - Malaysia  11/14/2007


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, Student, Bachelors Of Science In C.S.I - Washington  09/23/2007


Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

      Terance, Student, 6th Grade - Indiana  04/16/2007


Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick - it really helps!

      Shriya, Student, High School - India  09/03/2007


Be sure to highlight important concepts in your textbooks. Make flashcards to review them and take the flashcards with you everywhere.

      Keladry, Student, College - Quebec, Canada  05/13/2007


Make Flashcards.

      K., Student, 6th Grade - Nebraska  05/10/2007


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, Student, 8th Grade - Tanzania  03/22/2007


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, Student, 4th Grade - Illinois  04/09/2007


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, Student, 9th Grade - Colorado  09/12/2007