Study Tip Archive - April 2009
"Don't put off today's work for tomorrow. You never know for sure what tomorrow will bring."
Polokwane, South Africa
"I stopped using a yellow highlighter pen when I read my textbooks. I realized I was highlighting almost everything and paid almost no attention to what I was reading. Now I take written notes instead. This makes me really focus on what I am reading. Also, I write only the most important information so my hand won't cramp up."
Student, College Soph
San Francisco, California, USA
"From my experience, reading in and of itself is theoretical. The student must also write what he understands from his reading. This is the only practical way for a student to apply his reading in his student life."
"Hi,with my personal experience,I want to share some basic points as mentioned below:
A----- NEVER TRY TO CRAM FOR A SUBJECT .
B----- TRY TO CORRELATE THE SUBJECT BEING READ WITH SOMETHING PRACTICAL - IT WILL THEN BE MEMORABLE THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFETIME.
C------STUDY WITH YOUR FULL CONCENTRATION.
D------USE MNEMONICS IF THE SUBJECT IS DIFFICULT - THEN IT WILL BE EASIER TO REMEMBER THE INFORMATION.
SURREY, British Columbia, Canada
"Assume that studying at home is like a job. Give it your full concentration. Get the counsel of a more experienced student when needed. If you lose your concentration, try listening to light classical music for 15 minutes to get your mood right."
Daniel Nadeem Akram
California and Delhi
"Some of my teachers don't make our assignments clear. I don't want to waste time doing the wrong thing. I'm not shy to ask a question if I'm not sure what I am supposed to do."
Student, HIgh School
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
"I practice my handwriting every day so my writing is neat when I take a test. Then my teacher can read what I write and I get a better grade."
Student, 8th Grade
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"When you feel like you have to do something, sit down in front of the TV for around 10 minutes or more (set an alarm if you have to) to give your mind a break. Forget about all the work you have to do until it is time to start to work. Work for about one an a half hours and then go back to the TV or put on some music and sing along. I sing songs I make up for French, history, and geography. Then go back to your studying and you'll remember a lot more and you will also have it stuck in your head. GIVE IT A TRY!!! AND DON'T FORGET!!"
Student, 2nd Year
"You need to take a break every hour and drink some water. Study with some interest. Fix a timetable and go according to that. I find morning study best because the surroundings are fresh. Study with an aim of scoring good marks. Have a dictionary with you and check for the pronunciation and the meanings of words that you don't know. Frame some rules for yourself and stick with them always. Have a fixed time to study and keep your studying up to date. Clarify any doubts with your teacher as soon as possible. You are sure to get good marks if you follow these tips."
Student, First Rank Holder
"Each of my professors has a different teaching style. I try to identify that style and then adjust my studying and work to that style as much as possible. In short - be flexible."
"Just 4 golden rules- 1. Write on white paper what you forget easily and paste it on a wall with tape. It will not take much time. I have over 100 papers stuck onto my walls 2. Focus your work on the syllabus 3. Make some short-term goals. 4. Do what your goals require."
Student, 12 Commerce
"I don't worry about selling back my textbooks. That way I can mark them to help me understand and remember the information. I can also go back and review them to help with other classes."
Student, College Sophomore
New York, New York, USA