Study Tip Archive - February 2009
"I learned to Be Prepared when I was a boy scout. I learned this again when I almost flunked out of college my first year. Unless I prepared for a class, I got nothing out of going to class. Read what you have to before class so what your professor says in class makes sense."
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
"When I get graded work back from my teacher, I make sure I don't make the same mistakes the next time. That's why we have the saying to learn from our mistakes."
"I put playing to the side and study or do homework."
Student, 5th Grade
Big Spring , Texas, USA
"After I write a paper I go over it very carefully to see if I have to revise anything. Before I hand it in I have someone else read it. They always find some things I missed and can fix."
Student, 11th Grade - High School
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
"Write the words you don't know in a book called word bank book. Study these often."
Student, Primary 6
"I try to keep to the time I have set aside for studying. For example if I decide to study for 2 hours first I do my homework and the time I have left in my two hour block I divide it between subjects I need to study for."
Big Spring, Texas, USA
"Take the most important information from each paragraph and write it down. If you write down symbols or doodle in the margins it helps you recall the information when you need it. I have actually sat down to take a test and could not recall any of the subject matter because of experiencing test anxiety. Once I calmed down and closed my eyes, I was able to visualize my notes along with the symbols and doodling. I actually made an A on that test!"
Galax, Virginia, USA
"I always carry a pocket dictionary with me. When I come across a word I don't know, I look it up. I write the word and what it means in a part of my notebook I call new vocabulary. I look at these whenever I can and I try to use the words. I think a lot of people judge you by your vocabulary and I want to look good."
Student, 10th Grade
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
"First of all, before studying think of a glorious scene such as sitting on the beach and water falling on your head. Then feel the wave of refreshment in your body and especially mind. Continue this for at least 2 minutes and then you are ready for any sort of hard studies."
Mohammad Rafay Dar
"I learn best when I see things. Whenever I can, I turn the information in my books into pictures and diagrams. I can draw pretty well but that really doesn't matter. When I look back at what I drew, the information comes into my mind."
Lubbock, Texas, USA
"I personally love flashcards when it comes to studying. However, lately it's been hard for me to carry them around because I travel so often. You can find amazing websites where you can make all of your own flashcards and store them online. I open one browser with the flashcards and skip between that and writing emails. It makes studying pretty easy for my busy life!"
Student, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York, USA
"Did you see the research about colors? Red makes you more accurate and blue more creative. From now on I'm going to use red index cards to make my flash cards and will use a blue pen to write on them. Then I'll be accurate and creative."
Student, 10th Grade
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
"Whatever you study, please study with all your heart. Always when you study never leave behind doubts. Note down the doubts on a piece of paper and stick it on the wall so that you can ask your teacher the next day!"
Dxb, United Arab Emirates
"When you choose a college major, pay attention to your interests, skills, and abilities. Go with your strengths. Also pay attention to trends in the job market. Look for areas that are steady or growing. Keep in mind that some career areas may require you to do graduate work."
Other, College Counselor
Los Angeles, California, USA
"Studying is easier when it is just review. Listen in class and learn as much as you can. Set goals for yourself such as learning one chapter and then take a break. Believe in yourself and you will achieve!"
Dallas, Texas, USA