Study Tips From Our Visitors

Below are some of the recent study tips that have been submitted by our visitors. To see more study tips, click on any year from the Study Tips Archive at the left. We encourage you to submit your own study tip. Click on SUBMIT A STUDY TIP below if you would like to do so.


If you are a visual learner draw or find a picture of something that is related to what you are studying. If you are a written learner write something down in relation to what you are studying. If you are a listening or speaking learner, listen to someone saying or say what you are studying out loud.

      Jenna, Student, 10 grade  -  North Carolina


It is always best to study with a clear mind, also be sure you are in a quiet area with limited interruptions.

      Markita, Student, College  -  Ohio


My study tip is to have a clear mind and calm music on while studying.

      Nell Williams-Mcfadden, Student, 6th grade  -  Maryland


put yourself in a no distraction zone and make sure you use your time wisely. Don't rush it. when studying you should study at a 15-minute minimum for every section you study. For example, study in the morning and then test yourself in the evening and if you don't like the results then you can always study more.

      samuel, Student, 9th grade   -  Missouri


Try the pomodoro technique , its really effective. Study for 25 minutes and then relax for 5 minutes. relax means close your eyes or go for walk or do anything except studying.

      Sahil, Student, 12th grade  -  India


My tip is to listen to teachers. Teachers let slip a lot of extra information, and sometimes listening to someone explain something is easier than reading a textbook. You'll probably understand better and faster. If the teacher uses slides and lecture, then all the better. Listening to someone and seeing the information they are giving you at the same time is a great way to remember information better, especially if the slides are well-organized.

      Nobody, Student, 7th grade  -  Taiwan


stay in a nice calming zone with no distractions

      liam, Student, 6th grade  -  Idaho


I like to study in morning it makes me fresh and makes my day

      Madhu, Student, 11  -  India


Study while you're in a good mood! I find that positive emotions will help a phrase or a part of my notes that I need to memorize stick much better in the long run.

      Noah, Student, 10th Grade  -  Ohio


Don't pressure yourself! Try to stay calm and take breaks often. Listen to some music, make a snack, go online... whatever relaxes you after an intense study session.

      Olivia, Student, Year 9  -  Australia - Victoria


Put yourself in a no distractions situation or reread the material at a different time to catch any missed information if you can not avoid distractions. A common method to get the most information from your reading is called the PQR system; Previewing, Questioning while reading and Reviewing.

      Manuel , Student, College   -  Florida


When studying math, you learn the most when you actively read the textbook. That means try the examples out and really focus in on understanding the steps. Practicing math builds muscle memory, and you will become more confident when solving math problems.

      Christina, Teacher, Middle School  -  California


If you feel unmotivated to study, you should try to tell yourself that you will only do that particular activity for 2 minutes (or 5-25mins) and then continue on as it is just starting that is difficult. Or if you are in a motivational runt to study, you should also try something that boosts your mind such as you are prepared. For example you could eat a light snack with glucose (it helps with brain function) or a math problem (as it helps with giving you momentum).

      Aritro, Student, Year 8  -  Australia - New South Wales


read and understand more and moreļ¼Œdo some exercise and text

      fuxia, Student, 6  -  


If you take a nap, either take a nap that's not longer than 20 minutes or a nap that one to two hours long, otherwise you will be in a stage of sleep from which it will be really difficult to wake up (trust me, a psychology student here :))

      Alise, Student, Undergraduate  -  Latvia


when you wake up, do your work to get it out of the way for the rest of the day.

      Brandon, Student, 9th grade   -  Missouri


I work in 30 to 45 minute increments and then take a 10 minute break - study for any longer and I no longer absorb information. It's necessary to relax as otherwise I'm just wasting my time. I recommend finding a study length time that works for you and sticking to it. Don't try to exceed the amount of time because you won't get anything done!

      Kylie, Student, 9th grade  -  Australia - New South Wales


Have your own work space or place to study. Make sure its quiet and nothing around you is distracting you.

      cristian , Student, 11th grade  -  Oklahoma


Stay focused and work your hardest. Its easier to have a one and done assignment and not have to redo it later

      Tip, Student, 8th  -  Idaho


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