Study Tip Archive - October 2008
"Read the material over and over again."
Fort Eustis, Virginia, USA
"When I read I write down questions I think will be on the test. I make sure I know the answers before I take the test. This has helped me get good marks."
Student, 7th Grade
Highland Park, New Jersey, USA
"When you feel tired or bored, take a rest and then continue your studying. Don't forget to take some water and a sweet so that you can get enough energy for continued study."
Student, Price Unversity Of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"To make sure my students understand the directions for an assignment, I give the directions in writing and also verbally. Then I call on some students to explain what they have to do."
Teacher, 4th Grade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
"I just sit in my room, on a comfortable chair and read away. For math, practice questions from a textbook or do past paper questions."
Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
"If you want to be successful in your studying, in essence, you have to concentrate and ignore the surrounding noisy distractions. Secondly, you have to make connections between what you study. Do not only study that page and then ignore the previous one and turn to the next page. Last but not least, imagine in your mind what you study. You know you can do these things and read and memorize more than 10 pages in half an hour."
Student, Sophomore, Electrical And Electronics
"Read before class, take notes in class, and again read after class. This way you can have it in your mind fresh. Always rewrite the definitions of the words that are bold in the chapter so you can learn their meanings."
Student, Nursing Student
Pharr, Texas, USA
"Always try to study weeks before your exam,as it has been proven that...PERFECT PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE...studying the night before an exam is a no-no!"
Student, Law 1st Year
Mthatha, South Africa
"I prefer to study after midnight. I speak with loud voice teaching myself and walking. If I just sit, I won't study, so I keep moving here and there and nobody disturbs me."
Dharan, Saudi Arabia
"If you sit down and really put your head to it without any noise or distractions, what you are studying will go into your head more easily."
Student, 2nd Yr
"Creating a relaxing environment should help with a couple of healthy snacks by your side to keep yourself active in what you are doing. Don't let laziness take you over because you are much stronger than that."
Student, 8th Grade
Brooklyn, New York, USA
"Just relax and keep focused on your paper and on what you studied. Think back and try your best."
Davie, Florida, USA
"I find it best to study sitting in a supportive chair with a high backrest. It keeps the blood flowing properly, I also recommend studying at a desk rather than in bed."
Student, Grade 6, Standard 4
Cape Town, South Africa
"The most important thing to remember is, if you are lagging behind in your course...DON'T ignore the current topics being taught in order to complete the previous ones. This won't help..and you will eventually keep lagging on....complete the current topics...then you can sacrifice some of your extra time to go back and complete the previous things."
"Feel confident about yourself and study everything in detail. Don't delay."
Student, Senior High School
"Try finding the purpose of the test. What is the test about and what are the main things? Then think about what you learned and then what you think will be on the test. After you know all the major things, move on to the less important or unlikely things to be on the test."
Student, 8th Grade
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Every year I have more schoolwork to do after school. So I schedule more time in my day to do it. I even do some work on the weekend. Doing well in school is very important to me and I am willing to give up some other things when I have to."
Student, 10th Grade
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
"Make flashcards and you will suceed!!!"
Student, 6th Grade
Brookeville, New York, USA
"Study real hard and you can do anything you want in school Do extra work so you can understand what you are doing in class and always do your best on tests too."
Student, 11 Grade 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
"Ask your teacher or professor about when your next test is, and as soon as you find out, start studying. Study 40 minutes a day about 2 hours after getting home If you don't go straight home from school, wait 1 hour. Read the notes you studied twice right before you go to bed. After reading the notes put on some nice classical music to help you relax and get a good night's sleep."
Concord, North Carolina, USA
"Make your assignments interesting. With TV and the Internet there is a lot of competition for kid's attention. Catch their attention."
Mrs. Delores Johnson
Teacher, Middle School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
"Review your notes as soon after class as you can. That's when everything is freshest in your mind. Add to them if you left something out."
Student, High School
Vancouver, Washington, USA