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.

When teachers ask questions in class, write them down in a notebook so you have an idea of what could be on the test.

      Riley, Student, 9th grade  -  Pennsylvania

I make effective notes while studying

      Sthembiso, Student, Grade 10  -  South Africa

The internet has a variety of resources free of charge, such as Khan Academy and Academic Earth. There are also offline applications that don't cost anything, such as Study Stack and other Flash Card Makers. There are additional references that don't require technology at all, such as library books and Spark Charts. In summary, the key is having access to a variety of study tools just in case technology becomes inoperative.

      Jenae , Other, Secondary   -  Florida

Use index cards. Write down the most important information then read it for at least 10 time. You'll surely get it! 😊

      Ashantie , Student, 11th grade  -  Jamaica

I review my notes when I get into bed at night. This way my notes are the last thing I think of and the first thing when I wake up.

      Victoria, Student, high school junior  -  Kentucky

Be respectful and quiet and do not disturb others.

      Joseph, Student, 7th  -  North Carolina

Quizlet is a free online tool that can be used for multiple subjects, even foreign language! You can create your own flash cards on the site or use sets that are already created by students and teachers. Sets of flash cards can be studied online or printed out. There are multiple games which can help you memorize information, and you can even create a test for yourself when you're done. If you're an auditory learner you can turn on the audio component and it will read the information to you. It's an awesome resource!

      Karen, Teacher, High School  -  New York

Having someone to read the notes out loud to help me to remember the information I may need.

      Toriabn, Student, 10th  -  North Carolina

If you still don't understand your notes, don't be afraid to ask your teacher.

      Sabrina, Student, 6th grade  -  Texas

Go for a bike ride to take a break, and go over what you have learned in your head.

      Sally, Teacher, College  -  Tennessee

Use notecards for vocab and then each vocab word you don’t know, put into a pile (or star if using an online feature). Later go back and look at each one of these in your notes, the teachers notes, or your textbook and write down 3 sentences about the term. It really helps!

      Alina, Student, 10th  -  Illinois

chewing gum helps you study, it helps me a lot

      cienna, Student, 6th  -  Idaho

write things down when u think of them or take notes. when you write things down multiple times its easier to remember them because it will make u think of them more.

      Morgan, Student, 9th Grade  -  Missouri

What I like to do is make my notes visually appealing, like writing extra information on sticky notes and using different title/subtitle designs as well as gel pens and highlighters. When something is black and white, I can never remember it, but with a little splash of color, well, that's a whole other story!

      Lulu, Student, 8th Grade  -  Australia

Read over what you are studying at least five times. Then have someone quiz you on the information.

      Twana, Teacher, 9-12  -  Mississippi

Takes notes, and review what things you do in class.

      Khua, Student, 9th Grade  -  Indiana

What I do is when I have a complex math problem I make sure to write down everything so then I can access that information right when I need it. This saves a lot of time when studying for a test.

      Katharine, Student, 6th  -  California

If you're in a class like English and you have 'study words' take out some note cards and write them down, and if you listen to all your teachers during class you'll get it.😁

      Jaydyn, Student, 6th grade   -  Idaho

chewing gum helps you study, it helps me a lot

      cienna, Student, 6th  -  Idaho

Like to get comfortable in my bed then pray before I start to study

      Aneka, Student, Territory   -  Jamaica

Focus on the class when teacher teaching you ,if you don't know something or can't understand about it ask your teacher or your friends,is very important for you to understand the subject.most important is you need study and do some quiz to test youself.

      Previna, Student  -  Malaysia

I turn off all my mobile devices when I start to study. It's tempting, but I say no to friends who want me to go out go with them for some fun.

      Vince , Student, College   -  Colorado

Pay attention to everything your teacher says and when they repeat something it's important and may be on a test

      Hamza, Student, 7th Grade  -  Massachusetts

Copy your notes for whatever you will be tested on. This works really for memorizing vocabulary or any processes you need to know.

      Marissa, Student, 9th grade  -  Colorado

I like to listen to classical music while I'm studying, because it helps me stay focus on my notes.

      Jacqueline, Student, 12th grade  -  Indiana

Use flashcards and go over them whenever you have time. Sort out the ones you don't get right, and go over them until you understand it. It also helps to repeat the information during the day to make it stick. Ask a friend to test you.

      Crystal, Student, 6th grade  -  New York

Data dump everything you know about the topic of your test in the margins. Of course, the only way to do this is to review your notes from your classes 5-10 minutes each day. For students that have no job, school is your "job" and your grades are your payment. If you do a great job in school, you may get a bonus payment...a scholarship!!! Find yourself a mentor in each subject that you take (you can do this by asking your teacher to suggest a great student of theirs from the past). The student will likely have tips and guide you through how the teacher likes certain systems ran in the classroom and could never hurt to know!

      Andrea, Teacher, 9-12  -  North Carolina

When I need to study, I use an extension that blocks gaming and social media websites for 25 minutes while I work. Then, I get a 5-minute break, and I use that break to stretch while taking a break from my computer.

      Reese, Student, 7th grade  -  Virginia

Going over a problem or a fact over and over again helps me a lot in finding a solution to the problem or critically understanding the fact.

      Abdullahi, Student, Diploma   -  Nigeria

I find distractions are a killer! Banish your phone/IPad from your study space.

      Daniel, Student, 1st Year  -  Ireland

My study tip is to never talk back to the teacher when you are doing the work, you could get an F on the assignment. My 2nd tip is to listen to the teacher the whole time you have that teacher.

      Jackson, Student, 9th grade  -  Indiana

making a home-made matching game with vocab cards helped me a lot.

      jaiden, Student, 9th grade  -  Indiana

This is not what to do, but what not to do. Don't keep switching around from one assignment to another.

      Josh, Student, 10th grade  -  Wisconsin

Study hard for each quiz, then when the test comes, you don't have to cram. This is an easy way to long-term study.

      Joy, Student, 11th grade  -  Rhode Island

I like to sit in my bed and get comfortable to focus before going through my notes

      Gary, Student, 9th grade  -  Indiana

Be proud of what you are doing and always amuse yourselve while focusing. It is a sort of a game !!!

      Arnau, Student, 7  -  Belgium

When studying, I listen to the instrumentals to some of my favorites musicals and songs. The music is familiar and fun to listen to, without words to be a distraction.

      Lillian, Student, 8th Grade  -  Iowa

A study tip I frequently use is when I am either studying science or math. I draw certain diagrams and scenarios in the air. It helps when you have to remember some type of picture or diagram.

      Kat, Student, 10th  -  New York

Try long-term studying. That way, you won't cram up the night before a test.

      Trishia, Student, 7th grade  -  

Do not have any extra tabs on your device open if using the internet. For example: if you are using YouTube to find videos to help you with the material, it is fine to use; otherwise, videos such as vlogs, music videos, or compilations of some sort will most likely distract you from studying.

      Bennett, Student, 10th grade  -  Indiana

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