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.

Make songs out of terms that should be remembered. It helps a lot in memorizing!

      Sivi, Student, 9th grade  -  Finland

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

"Be Active Studying" Active studying is as simple as asking questions before, during, and after study time. Not only does this help to give me study session direction, but it also helps keep me on track and reflect on how to improve for my next study session! "EatProperly" Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach is growling. Have healthy snacks while you study, but make sure they’re prepared in advance so you don’t spend too much time away from your work. More time away means more opportunity to be distracted!

      Christine cano, Student, 11th grade  -  Philippines

I like to learn by listening looking it up things online , and i like to do puzzle because it helps me.

      Chloe, Student, ex 11grade  -  North Carolina

One study tip I recommend is writing down on Monday what you have to get done that week or at least all you know. That way you can organize it and not be overwhelmed.

      Emma Garner , Student, 9th grade   -  Missouri

Don't copy anyone elses method of studying. Highlighting the whole textbook might work for Jimmy next door, and making up a song with the keywords and dates might work for Caroline, but unless you find a way that works for you, you'll end up wasting your time, only for it not to even work. Secondly, make sure to get enough sleep and read a few articles on the best times to study. If you are studying at the least productive time of day, when you are hungry/tired/easily distracted, you won't get much done. Lastly, don't spend too much time staring at a book or screen. Studying comes in all methods. Go for a walk and listen to a recording of yourself saying the words and definitions. Or watch some videos explaining a topic. Or write out flashcards and hang them by your bed. GOOD LUCK!! I believe in you. Nikki x

      nikki, Student, 10th grade  -  Australia - Western Australia

Try to free your mind of things you need to do while studying, Always to remember to take a break and refresh yourself and never try to take a quiz without going over your material before taking that quiz and don't try to study while doing other things stay focused.

      Natalie, Student, Some college  -  North Carolina

Go to a calm space, ( not your bed) get your supplies, listen to music and study!

      Sophie, Student, 6th grade   -  

If you feel exhausted, take a nap to refresh your mind.

      Earl Faith, Student, college  -  Philippines

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

Best way to study is also making notes(picking out important points) instead of reading from your notebook.. If possible you can also study before you go to sleep it helps your brain only take in the information and even dream about it and end up remembering it❤ Study smart...and good luck to all of you guys out there..

      Regina Mulundileni , Student, 8 grade  -  Namibia

it's very important to know what kind of learning style you have, it'll make studying easier for you!

      ana, Student,   -  

As a tactile/kinesthetic learner, I find that it helps to tap my own leg to keep myself active without it being as loud as, let's say a pencil.

      Matthew, Student, 9th grade  -  New Hampshire

You can write down agendas and daily planners to help out with your day.

      Nyla, Student, 9th  -  Missouri

Make a scheduled time table and short breaks because it promotes energy to your mindset...

      Beatrice, Student, 3  -  Alaska

For Asynchronous lecture based courses, make sure that you have previewed your textbooks and readings before watching the recorded lecture files in order to make the best out of your time watching the lectures.

      Ali, Teacher, Higher Education  -  New York

First I read the question and find out that’s meaning. if I am not understanding the meaning I always finding meaning from google or ask to teacher or friends and also I correct the spelling which I am going to write.

      Kalpana, Student, Cert 4  -  Australia - South Australia

When learning a new English word, try to remember the pronunciation first, this is more important that spelling. And try to use prefix and suffix to learn the vocabulary as much as possible.

      Eddie, Student, Certificate 4  -  Australia - South Australia

When learning a new English word, try to remember the pronunciation first, this is more important that spelling. And try to use prefix and suffix to learn the vocabulary as much as possible.

      Eddie, Student, Certificate 4  -  Australia - South Australia

My study tip is to set time for each task you need to do or do a study plan like you'll spend 30 minutes on the math assignment and then 45 minutes on the History assignment with a 10 minutes brain break in between each work assignment. I have used this and it has worked for me really well especially since my brain just jumps around from one thing to another and its easier for me to get off task.

      Makayla, Student, 9th  -  Missouri

One of my important studying tip is to organize my studying space. Another studying tip that I would like to share is to give myself breaks every 15-20 minutes because otherwise I could not stay focused.

      Ban, Student, 10th grade  -  Iraq

I recommend taking study breaks for about 10-15 minutes constantly. Every 30 minutes is a good estimate. It helps relax your brain and calms yourself down for a bit. Having to cram study hours with no breaks just makes focusing no good. Also try taking notes your style. You can make symbols or doodlings that comes with a key on your own. It makes things more fun and probably something you'll enjoy doing.

      Michelle, Student, 7th  -  California

When you have a study guide answer the questions you know from memory and circle the ones you don't, so you know which ones to focus on.

      Hannah, Student, 9th Grade  -  Tennessee

Stick your new words in you bedroom's wall, review it every day and that is how you can memorize hundred of words after some weeks.

      Arian Parandoush, Student,   -  Australia - South Australia

1.I will write it down on a paper of what ever I am going to be tested on. 2.Practice the words or the things you need over and over again. 3. You can make flashcards and study it like that and then some one you could test you.

      Ester Madoian, Student, 7th Grade  -  California

When learning a foreign language watch a show that is originally in that language. If you have subtitles make sure they are in the language you are learning. You won't understand much at first but over time you will understand more. Even just 30 minutes a week can help.

      Hannah, Student, 9th Grade  -  Tennessee

Always make sure to give yourself a reward after studying, it will keep you going, I promise :)

      Kiera, Student, 5th grade  -  Pennsylvania

You should sit in a secluded place when you start studying, it's also better to write important informations in a notebook and it should take every hour and another half an a hour to rest so that you can complete the study concetrated.

      Abdelrahman , Student, Grade 11  -  Egypt

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

review and take notes on old test to help on on new test.

      Teara, Student, 6th grade  -  Colorado

Whenever you don't know a question,try to do it first.If you really don't know,ask a parent,friend or teacher.

      Wang, Student, 4th grade  -  Singapore

Try to take your time. Don't be in such a rush. Go out for a run or do something that will help you focus . Trust me it will really help in the long run.

      Anonymous, Student, College Freshman  -  Massachusetts

Choose your goal for your learning at first step, then you can do whatever you have not done before.

      Arian Parandoush, Student,   -  Australia - South Australia

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