Study Tip Archive - October 2009
"I'm an auditory learner who can learn best when I listen to something. When I read textbooks, I have a small tape recorder and I record what I think is the most important information. Then I listen to it over and over. This helps me remember the information for when I have a test."
Student, Grade 10
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
""When you go to study, read over the material several times. Read all of the notes you have taken within the same day. Try to repeat what you have read. Study for one subject, take a break, then go on to another.""
Student, 10th grade
Lemoore, California, USA
"I try to manage my time schedule. Every time I don't, I don't have a time to study. "
Mohd Saad Rozita
"1) Attend school regularly
2) take down notes
3) revise notes within 24 hours of writing them
4) set small goals like 2-3 chapters at a time
5) take small breaks of 5-7 minutes between study hours
6)get help from friends if possible. "
"I study best with music on with my headphones. This blocks out unwanted noise. "
Student, 6th Grade
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
"Highlight all the necessary information and write it down in print form. This will help you remember what each section is about and you can always rewrite it in your own way."
Student, 11th Grade
Johannesburg, South Africa
"Here is what I do when, for example, I study Human Resource Management. I use a size A4 sheet of paper (about US 8.5" by 11"). I write HRM in a circle in the center. Then I draw a line from the center for each chapter and write the name of the chapter on its line. Then for each chapter I draw 10 lines and write an important point on each. Then it's very easy to visualize the whole subject.
"It is better to study a particular subject intensively in a day rather than studying up to five subjects in one day. Focusing on one subject at a time will enable you to cover more instead of putting too much stress on the brain. Secondly, if you study at night, avoid sitting in a very comfortable position, studying in bed, or lying face down."
"Sit at a table by yourself and make sure it's quiet so you can concentrate. Make sure the tv is OFF!"
Sydney , Nova Scotia, Canada
"Reading out loud as you study can help you to focus on the information."
"Always study something over and over."
St.Matthews, South Carolina
"Write down questions. I try to make questions about the subject I want to learn. These questions will help me to formulate answers. That is a great way to master a subject. "
"Whenever you study make sure it is quiet and you can focus entirely on what your doing. Also, when you have a big test coming up try to study a little bit each day, rather than coming home from your date Thursday at 12 and remembering you have a huge biology test the next day!"
Student, 10th grade
Raleigh, North Carolina
"If you have questions and you really don't understand something, ask your teacher to help you individually on any day that you both have time."
Student, 6th grade
Charlotte, North Carolina
"This is how I make sure I concentrate when I study. As soon as I sit to study, I draw a square on a sheet of white paper. I say to myself what I am going to do - read 30 pages for example. My mind does wander when I study. Every time it does, I put a dot in the square and write the thought that distracted me. I try to get less dots each time I study.
"If I feel that I'm procrastinating too much, I just sit down, take some deep breaths, and begin to write a detailed schedule of what I'm going to do and when I'm going to do it. It helps a lot and after every task I feel satisfied once I cross it out as completed. Between long tasks I take a 5 minute break."
"Make sure you have a good and quiet place to study. If you need help ask an adult. Don't just guess the answer cause that's how you fail."
New Mexico, Ohio, USA
"Never procrastinate. If you do, you won't be able to turn in work and you'll get bad grades."
South Ogden, Utah, USA
"Establishing a good study environment is the basic component for good studying.
Student, Undergraduate/ Bachelor
"While studying, make sure you are well fed and well concentrated. Try to meditate and calm down before reading anything."
Student, 12th grade
Sandy, Utah, USA
"I find that I know all the words to songs I like and listen to over and over again. So if I can set the information I need to know for a test to a song or a ditty, then I will recall the information, especially during a test...sing to yourself though!"
"Remember to look over your notes before you do an assignment; it really helps me when dealing with hard homework problems."
Student, 10th Grade
Madison, Alabama, USA
"When I study or am taking a test I chew on peppermint gum. I was once told by an eighth grade teacher that the mint stimulates something in your brain to help you remember."
Forks, Washington, USA