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 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


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


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


Study while you are motivated to study. I find that studying while actually wanting to study is very helpful since you feel like you're getting something done. It also doesn't hurt to turn on some music and throw in some snacks. Just don't get to distracted.

      Asia, Student, 8th Grade  -  Texas


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


I find taking notes during the lectures helps me to visualize and learn while looking at the words.

      Denise, Student,   -  Arizona


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


Find a place that allows you to ¨zone out¨ or disconnect from everyone around you so that you can concentrate on your school work.

      Gustavo , Student, 9th   -  South Carolina


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

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


When you are in a test get a separate piece of paper and write down everything you remember from that unit. It's like your own "cheat sheet"!!

      Maggie, Student, Gr 8  -  Canada - British Columbia


If i cant find the answer i ask the teacher for help or i look at other assignments I have already completed.

      dennis , Student, 9th  -  Iowa


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