Study Tip Archive - January 2009
"Eat first before studying to get energy."
Forest Park, USA
"Stay organized. Keep your materials together so you don't waste study time looking for things. An organized mind is a great mind. I have a place for everything and everything in its place."
Birmingham, United Kingdom
"If you're having trouble in math, get help RIGHT AWAY. Everything builds in math. Once you fall behind in math you won't catch up without help. Ask your teacher for help and get help from a friend who's really good in math. You might even need a tutor."
Student, 11th Grade
Chicago, Illinois, USA
"I always study at a silent place with my friends. Always give a 2 1/2 hour gap between studies."
"While studying keep a bottle of water near you and drink a sip of water every 5 minutes. And while you are studying pull your ears every 5 minutes because it makes your brain active. Just pull 2 or 3 times."
"I find the multi-sensory approach works wonders! When I was in school I just used to read my textbook, but in university I made notes from the textbook weeks and weeks before my exam. Then I would study my notes. Talking out aloud makes it visual/auditory. I often used to pretend I was teaching the subject material to a class which helped me make sure I understood the material. I also thought up questions that 'my pretend class' could of asked and that I needed to explain. Talking to yourself and keeping things lively helps you to focus on your work and not become so tired. I also thougt of questions the professor could ask in the exam and prepared for them."
Teacher, Remedial - Grade 1 - 7
Welkom, South Africa
"I try very hard to complete and hand in all my assignments on time. This gives teachers a very favorable opinion of me. Also, you can lose points if you hand in things late. So don't delay. Get started when you have to and keep on going till its done."
Student, High School Junior
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
"Don't neglect short periods of time you have during the day. It would help to study then."
"1. Take notes When you take notes you will have more facts to study
2. Have a good workspace Try to have a nice quiet room away from any distractions
3. Have someone test you on what you have studied any be sure you know all of the answers."
Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
"Don't just start to study. Plan what you will study. If you don't, you will waste much of your time just sitting around figuring out what to do. Know what you want to do, have your stuff ready, and GET GOING."
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
"I kept finding that I got a headache after I studied for about an hour. I put in a stronger bulb for my desk lamp and that was it. No more headaches. So check to see you have enough light so you don't strain your eyes. Or maybe you need glasses or need to check whether your glasses are right."
Student, High School
Amarillo, Texas, USA
"I try not to just focus on my study but give enough time to me to take a walk.This to ensure that my body and my mind are always ready at the same time."
Kuala Langat, Malaysia
"When studying vocabulary you should understand the meaning of the word and do not memorize the definition word for word. A way to remember the meaning is to come up with sentences that use the word or another word that will make you think of the meaning."
Charoltte, North Carolina, USA