Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2007 Archive

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I read a whole paragraph and once I understand it, I write small points about it and review them frequently. I solve as many problems as possible and review questions from past tests to make sure I will be able to answer questions on a test of a similar level. I try to cover all the topics. In case there is no time, I just read a few chapters one or two times.

      Lakshmi V., Student, Professional  India  04/08/2007


Turn on a bright light and sit in a comfortable chair. When you find yourself daydreaming, stand up and turn around. This will get you to realize when your mind wanders and get you back on track quickly.

      Lucinda S., Student, 9th Grade  Ohio  07/25/2007


I study my lesson in a place where I can focus, a silent place. I go to a place like my school library. I make sure I undestand everything I wrote in my notebook, and I always review my notes. I keep on reviewing everytime I arrive in the house and when I have free time I also study. There's always a time for study. Just study hard - it's for your education.

      Jennifer Joy Au ngon, Student, LCC-B/ CHM 1,1st Yr  Qatar  10/10/2007


Stay on task.

      Madelyn M., Student, Fifth Grade  Louisiana  10/24/2007


Play lots of sports and go to lots of parties. Then the night before you have a test have an aroma therapy massage along with some therapeutic music. Have the masseuse read aloud some notes you made. Then when you are taking the test, think of the music and the information will come flooding back to you. Well, it works for me and all my friends and all their friends. We do it together as a fun night out!

      Jane Hoggins, Student, 8th Grade  Great Britain  04/25/2007


One of the best study tips I have is to quiz yourself on the night before a quiz or test, right before you go to bed. Just cover up the answers so you can remember them easier. Not only do they stay in your mind when you go to bed, but you will remember them when you wake up, so chances are, you'll do better on your test.

      Ariella Bailey, Student, 9th Grade  Minnesota  05/31/2007


Keep a notebook to write down all assignments and homework with their due dates. As you finish with an assignment mark it off your list. You should also keep a handy snack nearby when studying, such as an apple or plum.

      Tyronda Jackson, Student, College Freshman  Mississippi  08/30/2007


Have one of your parents make out a fake test on a computer and take it like you would the real one.

      Jeremy W., Student, 2007  Mississippi  12/20/2007


If you have a hard time comprehending a certain subject, turn to other resources such as magazines, encyclopedias, etc. Also, a full-time schedule helps you stay on track, and it can help you go to bed at a decent time (if you have a decent time on your schedule, of course.)

      Alicia Adams, Student, 8th Grade  Texas  04/28/2007


I read the book I am studying and do any research needed.

      Abby Asb, Student, 4th Grade  Illinois  08/16/2007


Study at least two weeks before the exam. Buy exercise books for all the subjects you are preparing for and for each topic. Create mindmaps -- they really help! I also suggest getting plenty of rest before the big day. If it's a high school maths exam, I suggest doing as many past papers and textbook work as possible. The more questions you do, the better you get.

      R. T., Student, 9th Grade  Australia  10/10/2007


A good way to study is to make CORNELL NOTES or C-NOTES. A C-NOTE is a note where you fold a paper 3/4 across. On the left side you write a question and on the right side you write the answer and you fold it and quiz yourself. And if you choose to, on the bottom you can write a summary on what you have learned about.

      Tigger M.,   Texas  05/25/2007


Study in a quiet room. The room should not include distracting objects. Make sure you have good, complete notes. Now you are all ready to study! Good luck!

      Cathryn A., Student, 6th Grade  New Jersey  12/07/2007


Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition.

      Jinchao Sun, Student, 5th Grade  China  05/29/2007


If you find it hard to get down to study clear your desk so that you have an empty space. When you sit down to work clear your mind and you will be able to start afresh each time without studying whilst being stressed and you are more likely to work harder and see the results of your efforts!

      Andrea Bowen, Other, Mature Student  United Kingdom  09/04/2007


Don't bother your children when they are studying.

      Kayla K., Parent  California  05/10/2007


Make sure the place you study is always quiet.

      Frank Catanzaro, Student, 9th Grade  Rhode Island  09/12/2007


I find that concentration in studying, or any academic activity, for that matter, is key. In order to get studying, writing an essay, etc. done, I make sure I do not get out of my chair. This gets rid of all distractions, like getting to up watch TV or get food, and almost always guarantees that I will focus on what I am supposed to do and get the job done.

      Chris F., Student, 11th Grade  NovaScotia, Canada  04/15/2007


When reading a text, start with the table of contents. Frame the text's contents by first reviewing the outline of the work. Then read the preface, chapter introductions, and appendices. Understand the conclusions the author draws from his or her research and evaluation. Lastly, read the chapters you have been assigned. The text's details will make more sense and are likely to be better remembered if they are understood in context.

      David Murphy, Teacher, College / University  Maryland  12/15/2007


When trying to remember a long list of information, the best way is to visualize a scene and associate the things in the scene with the information. Do the association in the scene such that each object in the scene leads to another object/information.

      Siti Aisyah, Student, High School  Singapore  07/30/2007


The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound.

      Kenzie Maylins, Stud ent, 8th Grade  California  10/14/2007


The best way to study is that when you study something in class, make notes of it when you go home. This will help you in the exams. You will be able to learn directly from the notes but make sure that you make the notes from the main points.

      Rida Mehtab, Student, 8th Grade/O'Levels II  Pakistan  05/26/2007


Wake up early before sunrise when the air is fresh and your mood is good. Open the window and read what you studied the day before and have a coffee if you like. This way you will remember everything you have studied all semester, and you won't be late for school.

      Leen Daoud, Student, 11th Grade  Jordan  07/18/2007


The best thing I've done is write information onto coloured paper (different colours for different subjects) and sellotaped them to the outside of my glass shower wall so while I am having a shower I read the information. It's amazing how much you take in without realizing.

      Catherine Gerrie, Student, Year 13-7th Form  New Zealand  08/27/2007


Study with a clock!

      Justin M., Student, 11th Grade  Kentucky  04/24/2007


A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you'll pay more attention.

      Kyle J., Student, 8th Grade  Alberta, Canada  04/30/2007


I am a student from Taiwan and I go to an American school. We have lots of tests there and I always study by going over my homework and doing it again. Or maybe I just look over my notes for a period of time.

      Jerry L., Student, 6th Grade  China  04/11/2007


Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick - it really helps!

      Shriya Joshi, Student, High School  India  09/03/2007


Either practice more or close your eyes and think about the last time you saw what you are trying to learn.

      Jaimee Bayley, Student, 4th Grade  Austria  08/07/2007


When you are studying, review your notes and then close your eyes to remember and also understand them. Make sure that on a test or quiz that you try your best. If you don't get the grade that you expected, then study the test your didn't do so well on and you will do better the next time you try.

      Camille M., Student, 6th Grade  Florida  09/05/2007


I think before I start to study. Please get ready by mind and body. Relax when you start to study. Get enough sleep. In the morning, start to study 1 hour in each subject otherwise you will get bored. It works for me.

      Rilwana Farveen, Student, Sec 1  Malaysia  08/16/2007


Study smart and study hard, and pay attention when you are in class.

      Qifah Livy, Student, Diploma In Science  Malaysia  09/05/2007


If you are taking big tests like the MSA or HSA, it's important to stay calm and not freak out. Make no stray marks on your test. Do not cheat or lie about cheating.

      Terra J., Student, 5th Grade  Maryland  03/21/2007


If you study a topic many times you can understand the topic and even remember the topic in your brain. I usually do this in the morning.

      Rilwana Farveen, Student, SEC 1  Malaysia  09/16/2007


Read your notes!

      Hana Kaleb, Student  Ireland  04/26/2007


I study in a place that makes me feel at peace such as my sun porch or in a church. Sitting on the grass and putting a blanket on the nice warm grass, I get lots of reading done. Studying this way is peaceful and quiet, and nature has a way of making you feel good.

      Devon M., Student, College  Michigan  03/26/2007


Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!

      Brynna Tebbe, Student, 9th Grade  Pennsylvania  11/25/2007


Take you study guide and think that it is the real test or quiz.

      Ashley K., Student, 6th Grade  Connecticut  12/05/2007


You should listen to whatever your teacher says. Write it and then go back and highlight the important details.

      Kam Watts, Student, 2007  California  05/16/2007


Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic.

      Shamika Foster, Student, Form 4  Barbados  09/24/2007


Study after you wake up in the morning. Your mind is relaxed and still fresh. Therefore you can easily recall what you have read or studied. Then review your notes before the test or exam.

      Eric Rodriguez, Student, 1st Year College  Philippines  10/17/2007


I study often and in the times I have vacant time. Studying is my habit for me to mature. This helps me to improve my reading/writing skills. For instance, I should really focus on my topic and just be relaxed or concentrate in my studying for me to understand.

      Gerald Abaday, Student, Freshman  Philippines  04/15/2007


When you study make it into a game. I learn better if it is fun. So try having fun but studying at the same time.

      Mekayla Stockbridge, Student, 7th Grade  Arkansas  05/23/2007


Study with the TV or the radio off.

      Sabrina Vasques, Student, 2007-2008  New York  10/15/2007


When taking a test, if you get stuck, don't sit there and wait to think of the answer. Go on and see the other ones you can solve! If you don't, you may not finish the test.

      Brynna Tebbe, Student, 9th Grade  Pennsylvania  11/25/2007


When studying in groups instead of keeping the music on and talking about irrelevant stuff quiz each other before you start and then read out loud material to one another and then quiz again.

      Guy Ellen, Student, 8th Grade  Texas  09/13/2007


I always study in the same surroundings. Same place, same time, with or without music, etc. It helps me to remember what I learned.

      Kirsten R., Student, 9th Grade  Oklahoma  04/19/2007


If you listen to music when you do your homework or your work always seems rushed,then instead of listening to rock or hip hop try listening to classical music it will slow you down and you will be able to concentrate better.

      Katherine Barnes, Student, 4th Grade  California  12/03/2007


When you take notes in class and the teacher says something interesting put it in quotation marks so you may remember it easier.

      Lauren Lewis, Student, 8th Grade  Maryland  10/03/2007


Study in a place that is quiet (or without distractions or TV).

      Daviauda Dl, Student, 5th Grade  Pennsylvania  11/01/2007


Study must come first!

      Chen C., Student, 12th Grade  China  04/08/2007


Create your own workspace.

      Mike Pender, Teacher  California  04/20/2007


To do well in every exam, the most important thing is to study regularly. It's not hard to do well if you study regularly, but you must remember to (1) not do anything entertaining within 30 minutes from starting to study; (2) read problems intensively; (3) note down any problems you have while reading; and (4) fill sheets of paper with things you often forget and read these before the exam.

      Justinian I, Student, O level  New Zealand  03/31/2007


Start studying about half a year before the tests. But the week before the test, go on holiday and relax. After all, its only a test!

      Tess Coopeey, Student, 8th Grade  Nevada  04/25/2007


If you have sisters or brothers that want lots of attention while you want to study try to play with them for 2 minutes. After that tell them that you need to study so they understand.

      Lara Guevarra, Student, 5th Grade  India  06/11/2007


I prepare a MINDMAP to remember and visualize the relations which helps me not to forget key parts and linkages to each other.

      Saurav Joshi Sr., Other, Researcher Cum Trainer  Nepal  07/20/2007


To study you need to be in a quiet room alone. That means no TV or radio or even talking on your phone to friends. Study for at least 25 minutes a day until that big, scary test comes. Good luck.

      Joe P., Student, 7th Grade  Michigan  12/18/2007


If you find it hard to start with a topic, just drink two glasses of water and then start reading aloud and keep reading until you think you can concentrate. Then you can stop reading aloud. This works even with practical subjects like mathematics where you can read the theory part. Since we generally ignore theory in math (at least here we do), the concepts we are trying to learn are clear. Try this out and you will see you have a stronger foundation.

      Don Matai Natraj, Student, Final Year College  India  05/15/2007


Stop studying when you are no longer being productive. In an hour, study for 50 minutes then break for 10 minutes.

      Sheena Mann, Student, High School Year 1  Philippines  05/09/2007


Read over and over again whatever you're trying to learn. If it's memory also try to remember over and over again what it is that needs to be remembered. Do not wait until the last minute. If you do, it's like trying to play chess without knowing what the pieces do. Remember the 4 Ps: Poor Planning leads to Poor Performance. Or, if you fail to plan then plan to fail. Read, study, play, and learn ahead of time.

      Sonny W., Student, 2nd Year  Philippines  06/13/2007


Some people call it coloring or doodling. The technical term is annotation. The reasons for marking up a hundred-dollar book are sound, however. Use colored pens to make fine underlining, circle key words, and to color code. Jot important notes in the margins. Use curly brackets and stars. Add study hints at the start of each chapter. Come study time these highlights are the quickest comprehensive review.

      Laura Swiggum, Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08  Saskatchewan, Canada  08/06/2007


To concentrate in class don't get distracted.

      Lily Mandas, Student, 5th Grade  Ontario, Canada  12/06/2007


Sticky Notes are a really good way to organize notes in a binder. You can rearrange them, use them as tab dividers or flag important information.

      Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade  NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


Everyone is different. Find out what ways are best for you and do these. You are not a fool if someone's tips are not working for you. Music is mentioned as an aid. It definitely is a no no for me. I end up performing.

      Liam M., Student, College  Ireland  10/22/2007


Study with an open mind.

      Princess Jefferson, Student, Freshman  Florida  03/21/2007


Study days before the test or quiz.

      DaMonique M., Student, 12th Grade  Tennessee  04/10/2007


Hi, my name is Jordyn and one important tip everyone should do is never give up and study until you know it by heart.

      Jordyn Zeiba-Peoples, Student, 5th Grade  Massachusetts  04/14/2007


Concentrate on what is important during class.

      Azman Farhana, Student, Year 3  Malaysia  05/05/2007


If you are studying for your final exam, what you have to do is sit somewhere comfy, and organize your stuff. Then get to studying. What you have to do is read over what you have over and over aloud. It works. If you are stressed, study for an hour or two straight and then take a 15-20 minute break and get back.

      Nicole Penner, Student, 7th Grade  USA  06/24/2007


There are different abbreviations or symbols that you can use for taking notes: without -w/o, with - w/, number - #, government - gov. Use the first letter of the words to make your own abbreviation (Social Studies - SS, World History - WH).

      Taylor Kalister, Student, 11th Grade  Georgia  12/18/2007


Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break.

      Andrew H., Student, 2nd Grade  USA Military  07/08/2007


Students must study without distraction of mind. They must study a minimum of two hours to a maximum of four hours a day. They must make a habit of studying daily. They must have a definite place or a spot to study. Before studying they must meditate a minimum five minutes to maximum ten minutes. If they follow these suggestions, they will score very very good marks for sure. Try these and see the difference in you and your studies.

      Nityaa Anand, Student, A1 Grade In All Years  India  10/19/2007


Set a timer for a designated amount of time, say 15 minutes. While the timer is on, you can only study the one subject you have chosen. When the timer goes off, you can then get up and stretch, get a drink, eat a snack, take a nap, etc., but the only thing you can do while the timer is ticking is study! Then mark down how many segments you studied for each subject (how many times you set the timer). This helped get me through graduate school.

      Charles R. Barr, Psychologist  California  09/12/2007


Build a study base of your own references. Make your own reference and use a notebook you can share with your friends. It is easy to go through these before an exam starts.

      Rilwana Farveen, Student, Sec 1  Malaysia  08/13/2007


Always come into your class with a smile on your face and be ready for all the information that your teacher has to offer to you. Yeah it can get hard sometimes but keep going and you will make it through the class!

      Amber Swanson, Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher  Colorado  05/29/2007


I think you should make some flash cards and study the night you are assigned the work all the way until you take the quiz/test. You should also find a friend in your class and study with them. Eating also helps. Study groups help a lot.

      Othello Johnson, Student, 10th Grade  Rhode Island  09/21/2007


When I am tired of studying, I would look back at my goals. This way, I can motivate myself again to reach them.

      Angel Lavidos, Student, 10th Grade  Singapore  08/26/2007


Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted.

      Shannon D., Student, 6th Grade  Michigan  11/07/2007


Make sure you have plenty of pens and pencils as well as your notebooks. If you lose concentration easily, make sure you study in a quiet place where there is as little noise as possible.

      Kayleen H., Student, 10th Grade  Michigan  07/28/2007


If you are studying for a test, study a little bit of information every night.

      Lexy A., Student, 8th Grade  Connecticut  11/20/2007


Just forget everything, all problems. Just keep aside everything that's happening in your life. If you are having stress issues, just drink a glass of water, take a nap with no one bothering and wake up and study with a positive mind.

      Asad Ali, Student  Texas  10/25/2007


When studying, if you're getting distracted remember that education is the key to success.

      Natalie F., Student, 5th Form  New Zealand  09/20/2007


Always focus. Never be distracted.

      Sam Dedes, Student, 7th Grade  USA  04/03/2007


Make a little quiz for yourself of all of your notes and see how you do. Now get studying!

      Brade P., Student, 9th Grade  Ontario, Canada  11/26/2007


Write the thing to study repeatedly on a sheet of paper about 25-40 times.

      Joan K., Student, OLJH  Michigan  04/01/2007


Read through your syllabus the day you get it and begin working on a major assignment. Procrastination is like a disease. Once you get it it is with you for a while! Don't catch the disease! Good luck!

      Margalyn P., Student, 14th Year  Missouri  05/01/2007


Effective study is most important. Pay attention to teachers. Don't be tense. Respect your parents. Have self-confidence. Do these things and success will be in your hands!

      Maitreyee Joshi, Student, 10th Std  India  07/02/2007


I really like to work with my family because they really help me. I make sure I do not spend too much time revising my notes or doing my homework. My school ends each day at 12:30. Eight hours is always enough time for me to do everything and get to bed by 8:30.

      Hattie Beumont, Student, 8th Grade  Great Britain  04/25/2007


Around the beginning of your school year choose any classmate. Tell them that you would like to be their study buddy. Explain that this means that if you are absent or vice versa they can call you so that you know what was for homework. That way you don't get in trouble with your teacher. Especially when you are in Junior or Senior High! Now you can get your homework on time and not get in trouble.

      Nathanial Blais, Student, Grade 8  Canada  09/02/2007


I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying.

      Samantha Barrett, Student, Grade 9  British Columbia, Canada  09/17/2007


We all have our own style of learning, try to find your way and then stick by that! A good Study Technique is usually based on the trial and error process. Always remember that study techniques are very subjective, what might work for your friend might not work for you and vice versa.

      Adam Abderisak, Administrator  Sweden  04/25/2007


You could take notes in class and use them to study. Also you could ask somebody at home who understands what you are learning and ask them to help you study for whatever you need to study for. Those are great study skills.

      Sabrina Lindemon, Student, 07-08  Maryland  10/03/2007


Get lots of sleep.

      Janay Clark, Student, 6th Grade  Tennessee  08/20/2007


Always make time to study and do your homework.

      Angela Fan, Student, 6th Grade  California  10/19/2007


Work harder, smarter.

      Emma Xu, Student, 7th Grade  Great Britain  04/25/2007


Study English.

      Le Quocduy, Student  Vietnam  04/12/2007


My father said the ideal time to study is around 7.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. I think it's because our mind is usually more 'fresh' and alert in mornings. The foods you take also determine how much your brain acts like a sponge to absorb things you've studied. So, maintain a healthy diet and try to reduce your junk food intake. Good luck!

      Amalina Anas, Student, Form 2  Malaysia  06/08/2007


To read faster, read first with your eyes. If you want to enhance your vocabulary, read aloud clearly and slowly. Analyze what you read too.

      Lara Guevarra, Student, 5th Grade  India  06/11/2007


Practice with as many past papers as possible. If you don't know the answer, look for it your textbooks and notes.

      Safa I., Student, 12th Grade  Sri Lanka  04/13/2007


When I want to study I say to myself, 'Mark, you don't want to be doing this ALL night.' I have ADD and it is hard to focus. Doing this reminds me of the reality of not focusing. You may want to try it. If you don't get it done, just be honest with your authority figure. They should or hopefully will understand and be human. We all have faults.

      Mark H., Student, 10th Grade  California  04/05/2007


Utilize the time you spend waiting for the bus for example to study or revise parts of a subject your studying.A smart way is to write important notes of a subject on small cards, where you can keep them with you, and whenever you are just have a look at them, this will lock the information in your head!

      Nora No., Student, Junior  Qatar  10/22/2007


What I do to study is I use note cards. I find this a lot easier than any other way possible. If you are a visual learner this is for you. You can use different colors so that you remember things from the colors. I don't know if this will work for you but it works for me.

      Brittany Thornton, Student, 10th Grade  Ohio  04/10/2007


I always make outlines for the reading material. It makes comprehension much easier. Plus you have notes to study with.

      Vanita V., Student, Post Undergrad  Texas  05/14/2007


Have a clear mind and nothing else as important to do for the whole day if possible. When you need to take a break, do so. Don't force yourself to get everything done at once. Do what works for you when it comes to studying, a quiet room, low music, etc.

      Amanda Moffatt, Student, Bachelors Of Science In C.S.I  Washington  09/23/2007


I try to make sure that when I study I am away from the TV or any other distraction. Also studying on a bed is bad because it will make you feel sleepy and you'll probably doze off. Also try not to start studying in the last two weeks. Start studying from the beginning of the year. Studying 60-90 minutes a day and revising the day's work will help a lot.

      Wondin Siria, Student, 9th Grade  Malta  06/18/2007


When I do not feel like studying, I just start thinking about great persons like Albert Einstein who are examples of genius. This gives me inspiration to study.

      Vishwash Batra, Student, S.A.I School  India  06/03/2007


Pay good attention to the teacher even if you don't get along with the teacher. Just be patient! Take notes for every little thing!

      Ana Villafana, Student, 7th Grade  California  06/05/2007


When it's time to play, you play! When it's time to study, you study. Most important is that you must have a study plan. Just like Jackson Ng wrote, 'If you do not have a study plan, then you are heading for failure.

      Edith Lee, Student, Form 2  Malaysia  05/01/2007


Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class.

      Qifah Livy, Student, Diploma In Science  Malaysia  09/05/2007


KSQ3RO: Know what you are to study. Survey what you need to study. Form questions to answer from studying. Read. Recite to yourself. Sit on your book so you don't peek. Review several times. Overlearn - Continue learning even after you know the material so you will be learning for the long term.

      James Bell, Teacher, College  Maryland  12/10/2007


1. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. 2. Your brain can't work for more than 4 hours a day, so don't exceed this or you will tire too much and you won't be able to study much the next day. 3. Put aside a time for yourself to practice your exam papers. 4. If you aren't used to studying for a long time without getting up after 10 minutes, don't push yourself to sit for an hour all of a sudden. Gradually work your way up, adding a few minutes every day. This way your body will get used to this easily.

      Hilary Mohimani, Student, 8th Grade  Alabama  10/18/2007


When doing experiments, labs, or activities in a classroom, teachers will often ask for a report of some sort. These reports are almost always good study notes, especially if you put a lot of effort into them. Therefore, it is important to put as much detail into these (and other assignments) to make sure you understand the topic. It is very likely that some teachers will move on to other material once the reports have been handed in.

      Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade  NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


For me the best way to study is to teach my stuffed toys. I pretend to be the teacher to them. This helps me remember all the important points. Try it out. It really helped my O levels. Good luck!

      Aishath Sara, Student, 11th Grade 2007  Maldives  07/02/2007


If there are too many distractions at home, go to your city library. When you are in the library, use ear plugs to block out sound when studying by yourself. This will increase your concentration and you will not be frustrated when people are talking aloud.

      K. M., NULL  Ontario, Canada  05/04/2007


Throughout the academic year I make short notes on portions studied. As exams near, these notes will help and lighten the process of review. To memorize figures I always try to connect them with personal events so that they automatically become part of my memory.

      Parameswaran Krishna, Teacher, Post Graduate  India  05/20/2007


I study doing a lot of review.

      Nicolas Correa, Student, 1993  Chile  07/05/2007


Don't think that studying is a load on you. Always study with joy.

      Karan Chawla, Student, 1st Year  West Virginia  05/16/2007


Your know it's important to study real hard. It can help you real good in school. It can help you so then you can go to college.

      Stephen Polk, Student, 6th Grade  Louisiana  05/10/2007


When you are trying to study make sure you are calm. If you are studying or cramming things at the last minute make sure you are calm or else you will forget everything when you are doing your test.

      Andre Abraham, Student, 7th Grade  Texas  10/03/2007


Flashcards are the MOST effective way to study for most people. The repetition of the information helps you to recall, and allows you to pinpoint what you know and what you don't. It's a good idea to keep your flashcards even after the test is over. Just store them away in a safe place. You never know when you'll need them again, especially for finals.

      Dea G., Student, 11th Grade  Florida  09/09/2007


When you're about to take a test make sure you relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself it is just a test and you have been doing it all year or month. All a test is a homework sheet with all the studies you have learned. So make sure you are calm and relaxed. Then you will know that you can finish it.

      Mike S., Student, 6th Grade  Nevada  11/28/2007


When you have a written essay and everything needs to be spelled correctly, read the essay/story BACKWARD. It will help you to not skip over words. Trust me, it has helped me.

      Peytin J., Student, 8th Grade  North Carolina  05/21/2007


Sing study songs in the shower. For example, half the sum of the parallel sides, times the distance between them, is the way you calculate the area of a trapezium. Sing this to the tune of 'Pop Goes the Weasel.' Make up your own study songs. This way you are studying whilst having fun!

      Susan Lippit, Student, 8th Grade  Great Britain  04/25/2007


Burn a midnight candle now, see the future candles...

      Nima Eghbaly, Student, Sophomore of English translating  Iran  06/08/2007


A great study habit is to get out and away from any distractions and do your work. One thing that helps me is to take my school work and go somewhere outside and work on it.

      Angela A., Student, 2007  California  11/27/2007


I have to study with nothing but my study material around me. So, I go somewhere with nothing on the walls.

      Kristen D., Student, 8th Grade  Arkansas  05/09/2007


My study tip is to not schedule anything the night before a test or quiz. It's much better to stay home and study than to fail a test or quiz that is probably a big part of your grade.

      Kayla Mendiola, Student, 9th Grade  Colorado  09/12/2007


When taking a test, I believe that you should read the directions, relax, and take a deep breath. Go through every question thoroughly and completely. Skip a question if it doesn't come to you. Pace yourself. Don't think too hard. DO YOUR BEST!

      Maddy S., Student, 7th Grade  Illinois  03/22/2007


You must take your mind off the TV and more on the books so you can go to high school.

      Bridget Sweney, Student, 3rd Grade  New Jersey  05/27/2007


Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school.

      Mike S., Student, 2007  Nevada  11/28/2007


When I have to study for a science, spelling, math, or social studies test, I make a song out of my test. It really helps if you always sing the test song over and over while you study. I got an A on my last science test. GOOD LUCK.

      Jose Sanchez, Student, 2nd Grade  Kansas  06/21/2007


Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do.

      Monique Baker-Randolph, Student, 5th Grade  Michigan  04/23/2007


Reread questions from a book or worksheet. Then write these questions and their answers on a separate piece of paper. Study these whenever you can.

      Cat R., Student, 7th Grade  California  09/30/2007


Take down notes,study in advance,balance my time in studying, and know how to prioritize my studies.

      Tara Mae Bejemino, Student, First Year College  Philippines  10/22/2007


What I have found helpful is that if you are like me and can't get enough of your mp3 player, record yourself reciting the notes... and then put it on your mp3 player and listen to it. It really helps.

      Jazz S., Student, 10th Grade  USA  07/08/2007


Tests, Quizzes, and Exams are normal for classtime. Study at least 30 minutes per day. It can help you so you don't need to cram for a test.

      Jasmine Ligacion, Student, 5th Grade  Ontario, Canada  11/28/2007


Whenever I study I write down on a card what I have to study and let a friend hold it and ask me the questions. I answer them. If I'm wrong, I'll repeat it 10 times until I have it in my head.

      Jesenia Feliz, Student, 12 Grade  North Carolina  07/12/2007


Use different study methods for different parts of each subject. For example, use flash cards to remember words and dates, draw a mind map linking important points, write practice essays and do practice questions, highlight your notes, rewrite your notes, and keep everything for review later. Listen to classical music, it has been suggested that one studies better while listening to quite relaxing classical music, especially Mozart. His music has been suggested as raising your I.Q.

      Hannah P., Student, Year 11 (5th Form)  New Zealand  09/14/2007


Write in different colored pens/pencils. Put on some soft calm music so if you're going crazy you can just stop and be calm and then come back to studying after a song or two. Just be calm and make sure you've eaten before you start studying.

      Jen H., Student, 8th Grader  Michigan  06/16/2007


Make flashcards and study using them. First try without studying to see what you know and then study what you don't. Then go from there.

      Heba Khalil, Student, 9th Grade  Connecticut  06/13/2007


When I study, I play classical music to keep me focused on my work (it really helps). Another thing that promises success is putting the most needed information on flash cards. and reviewing it over and over until i fully remember every piece of the information. Also I would stay away from the TV for about 2 hours so you don't get brainwashed and forget everything.

      Helen Harper, Student, 7th Grade  California  08/10/2007


If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!

      Julia B.W., Student, 7th Grade  Ohio  05/09/2007


I read and make some cards to study. In some cases, I make a summary. For math, I go over most of the problems I saw in class.

      Jose Lopez, Student, Eastern Michigan University  Michigan  04/11/2007


DO NOT LEAVE STUDYING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! I cannot stress that enough. I often leave studying until the the night before and I always get a lower then when I start studying a week before. My best study tip is to get on computer and type up all your notes, then print them and study from them. By doing all this you get a lot more information in your head.

      Sophie B., Student, 9th Grade  Australia  06/20/2007


Just go to your teacher and say to her/him what you really don't get! Do not be afraid if you he/she does not like you. Just go up to them and say what you don't get.

      Stevie C., Student, 6th Grade  New York  04/25/2007


Studying can be hard and I know that because I have to study a lot for my Ohio achievement tests. So if you need help do a little at a time. Study for about 1 hour to 1:30 mins. Take notes in class and pay more attention. I hope my tips are helpful to you and remember to study a little at a time.

      Breanne B., Student, 4th Grade  Ohio  04/25/2007


Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies.

      Mary Jane Sevelleno, Student, 1st Yr College  Philippines  10/25/2007


Do not hold back. Ask for help!

      Monique Baker-Randolph, Student, 5th Grade  Michigan  04/23/2007


I like to listen to peaceful or motivating music when I study. It helps me to stay focused, stay awake, and remember my goal.

      Charles Aman, Student, Junior In High School  Nebraska  08/24/2007


Concentration is the key to success while preparing for an examination.

      Raja S., Student, Second MBA  India  04/26/2007


The best time to study is in the night, so make sure you have a nap when you come home from school. Then in the night, when the place is cool and quiet, you can then concentrate soley on your work. Always have writing material with you while you study so you can write down necessary questions and information.

      Travis S., Student, High School  Trinidad and Tobago  08/29/2007


When I'm at school, I just think about my studying and forget about what happened in my home. It helps me to focus with my study. When I'm being lazy, I tell myself that what I am is what I am supposed to be.

      Kelly Livy, Student, Diploma In Science  Vermont  08/27/2007


I usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet.

      Massod Vosough, Student, 10th Grade  California  05/14/2007


Study in a very quiet place. You may listen to music or put flowers in front of you while you are studying as this might help you to relax and concentrate more!

      Heba El Mohandes, Student, 12th Grade  Egypt  08/23/2007


I find it easier if you spread out your studying. You can never start studying too early!

      Nicola Barnes, Student, 9th Grade  Great Britain  03/26/2007


I try to study in short blocks with breaks in between than to study for long, undisturbed periods at a time. I remember things much better and I can concentrate really well!

      Aaron Park, Student, Year 12  New Zealand  09/22/2007


Find a good place to study free from distractions.

      Anthony Gutierrez, Student, 12th Grade  New Mexico  09/10/2007


Research has shown that studying at 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) will give you the best results... Try it... I tried it and it works!

      Jojo Chua, Student, Secondary 1 Of 2007  Singapore  08/01/2007


Go to a room where there are no distractions, like music or TV. Concentrate on what you are studying and try to not let your mind wander.

      Rachael Koteras, Student, 8th Grade  Texas  05/20/2007


Take the time you need when you do a test.

      Rob T., Other, Info Needer  Illinois  10/25/2007


If you want to study for a long time, make yourself feel relaxed. Not too relaxed. Like wear slippers and have a comfy chair!

      Katy Groom, Student, 6th Grade  New Zealand  10/07/2007


Write things you need to know.

      Sara Mann, Student, 9th Grade  Wisconsin  09/25/2007


Make flash cards . . . they help with EVERY subject! If you have a large pile, split them up into groups and study each group at a time. Then once all groups have been studied, practice the cards all together. Then separate the cards you properly know/understand from the ones that you still need to learn, and just focus on those. This way you make sure you know every one.

      Stephanie S., Student, 11th Grade  Australia  07/01/2007


Always remember to reward yourself healthily after studying. Go for a walk or eat some fruit.

      Nicola Scott, Student, 7th Grade  NovaScotia, Canada  05/27/2007


I find that I remember things well if I draw them down (diagrams) and use a dry erase marker and write down the notes once I have studied them to revise or remember them. It then seems to stick in my head. Most importantly, review your notes, otherwise you will tend to forget what you memorized fairly quickly. Hope this helps.

      Pamela A., Student, 12th Grade  Canada  07/23/2007


Eat a well balanced breakfast and have enough sleep. This will help you stay more focused.

      Stephanie T., Student, GED (2008)  North Carolina  12/07/2007


If you are studying for a test, please do not study the day before the test, because you will only know 5 percent of what you have studied... so study everyday at least half an hour a day. Good luck.

      Alice H., Student, 8th Grade  Australia  06/10/2007


We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts.

      Ravi Malhotra, Student, 11th Grade  India  07/22/2007


Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!

      Taylor Harris, Student, 9th Grade  Indiana  03/21/2007


Never have personal electronic devices such as a cell phone or Mp3 with you while you study. Focus on your topic and repeat the questions or answers you are reading.

      Jasmine J.N.S.L, Student, 5th Grade  Ontario, Canada  10/15/2007


Make Flash Cards. They're an easy, simple way to study various things.

      Abby P., Student, 7th Grade  USA  09/07/2007


When you have a big test such as an exam, have someone make up some questions for you that might be on the test. I had my grandma ask me questions about my history and i do struggle in History and I got an A- on my test.

      Jessica B, Student, 9th Grade  Michigan  04/06/2007


If you need to memorize a lot of vocabulary words in a short amount of time, make flashcards. Read the definition lots of times so it sticks. Then mix all of them up. Its a great way to study for finals!

      Megan P., Student, Grade 11  Alberta, Canada  08/18/2007


When it is time to study you need to turn off your cell phone or anything else. When you are studying, you need your own personal space and no one to interrupt you. For example, if one of your friends comes to your house asking if you can play, don't stop studying. Tell your friend 'No, I can't. I'm studying for a really important test. Talk to you later.' Tell your friends you are studying and need quiet time.

      Mercedes Young, Student, 7th Grade  Louisiana  04/24/2007


Studying is good. Use your resource books and your notes, but don't let studying take over all your time!

      Mercedes Mooers, Student, 5th Grade  Missouri  05/01/2007


To study well: (1) Don't think about the outcome of studying, continue studying even if it is very hard to understand or practice; (2) Read this website carefully and do it now.

      Hasan Lanka, Student, 12th Grade  Sri Lanka  08/21/2007


Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying.

      Alok Kumar Mishra, Student, 2nd Year B.tech  India  07/31/2007


I study EVERYDAY for about an hour and a half. This helps me a lot, it helps me retrace the steps I took when I wrote my notes. That is a big chunk of the reason why I'm an 'A' student. If you stay smart and take your time, you will have an 'A' grade within a semester.

      Nicole Pankelli, Student, 7th Grade  Illinois  03/21/2007


Write down vocabulary words on post-it notes and then post them up around the house or places in your house that you come to a lot. Then whenever you go by use the post-it note like you would a vocabulary notecard.

      Fleur P., Student, 9th  California  10/11/2007


Before you study, eat so you will concentrate more. For example, if you're studying biology, read a passage and write questions and answers related to the passage and read them over and over again. Then do a small test to see if you got them into your head.

      Julia T., Student, 11th Grade  Malta  08/19/2007


If anyone offers to help you study, always consider it. Don't put off studying to a later and closer time to the test!

      Jada Edwards, Student, 6th Grade  North Carolina  09/10/2007


Always pay good attention in class so you could take good notes so you could have them if you are going to take a test and you could study the notes too.

      Rickey Smith, Student, 4th Grade  Illinois  04/09/2007


If you are lying on your bed and you are too lazy to work, then try to stand up, prepare your homework things, and start working because no one will be behind you to tell you do your homework ok get busy.

      Laura W., Student, 8th Grade  Tanzania  03/22/2007


In studying your lesson you must be in full concentration so that it is easy for you to analyze and understand.

      Merla Lynne O., Student, First Year  Philippines  10/16/2007


Always keep a schedule for your homework and try doing everything step by step. Also, don't go to school before checking that you have everything in your bag including books!

      Natasha Shahwan, Student, 2007-2008  New York  08/21/2007


Make index cards with notes that you take in class.

      Meghan R., Student, 8th Grade  Connecticut  11/20/2007


Try to remember the key points in the book. This helps you to review more quickly and effectively. The most important thing is, you need to take notes in class. Some of the things that the teacher talks about in class are not in the book.

      Chan Christy, Student, 7th Grade  Hong Kong  05/11/2007


As soon as you get home and situate yourself at your desk, dive right into your assignments. Sitting and thinking about them is a waste of time AND will allow you to look for excuses not to do them. Complete the most difficult and/or boring tasks first.

      Lauren W., Student, 10th Grade  New York  07/30/2007


If there is something you always like to do (e.g., watching T.V.), do it. You will totally be more focused. Because if you don't you'll be telling yourself you're bored and that's not good. Plus an elementary teacher or principal told my mother to do that for me. It Works For Me. Try it!

      Kayla Covington, Student, College  Hawaii  08/30/2007


Always focus on your target by studying for about 4 hours a night. At least 4 hours of sleep is also suitable. Trust me it works.

      Mika Kelly, Student, University  Australia  08/12/2007


Self-trust is the most important thing.

      Meiling Li, Student, 10th Grade  China  04/26/2007


When you need to remember something, draw a silly picture.The sillier it is, the better. Incorporate words if needed. A cartoon mouse with a sour lemon making a face will help you to remember the French word for mouse (souris). Write 'Souris' on his t-shirt too and have him saying 'This lemon IS SOUR!

      Nancy P., Teacher, Middle School  New Jersey  07/24/2007


Study in a nice and well lit place and make sure its clean and quiet.

      Kristin F., Student, Blake Academy 6th 2007  Florida  11/04/2007


Be sure to highlight important concepts in your textbooks. Make flashcards to review them and take the flashcards with you everywhere.

      Keladry Anne Hansen, Student, College  Quebec, Canada  05/13/2007


I have taken many tests and here is a trick with word problems. Do not just add all the numbers up. You have to really read the problem. If you do not understand it the first time, read it over and over until you understand it.

      Terra J., Student, 5th Grade  Maryland  03/27/2007


Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you.

      Gloria G., Student, 2007  Kansas  06/04/2007


Always push yourself and explore your limits. See if you can study harder, understand things faster, write faster and calculate faster. Try not to use the calculator. Prepare notes so that you can look at them easily and fast before an exam. At exam, always think that you're here to show the teachers what you've got, not the other way around. Best of luck!

      Mohit Khan, Student, 2nd Year, Honours  Bangladesh  12/29/2007


Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts.

      Ian Capuyan, Student, LCCB 1st Yr  Philippines  10/12/2007


To study you have to concentrate on what you're doing and have soft music in the background. For me, to study I have to have medium type music because that's what I'm used to. Must people have different styles of studying! But really if you want to study you mostly have to get away from all the noise in the place/room you study and study in quiet.

      Ebony M., Student, 7th Grade  Ontario, Canada  05/19/2007


Whenever you won't feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic.

      Chandan Rateria, Student, 1990  India  07/18/2007


You should never watch TV when you are studying or you won't be able to concentrate on your academic work.

      Sabrina Gonzalez, Student, 7th Grade  California  10/03/2007


I like teaching methods of studying. I imagine that I am teaching someone. Usually what I do is I look in the mirror and teach my own reflection. I teach not what is given in the book, but what I understood of it.

      Chippy Devasia, Student, Doing Graduation  India  05/21/2007


I know this sounds weird, but when you study turn some music on, like the kind without any words, just piano like orchestra. Have you ever seen Baby Einstein's? They always have music like that because it helps children learn more. Trust Me It Works!

      Jessica Cheek, Student, 8th Grade  Georgia  07/24/2007


Instead of waiting until the last minute to start on your report, the day you get the assignment brainstorm and write a rough draft to give to your teacher and have him correct it. Then ask another teacher to correct over what your teacher corrected and then rewrite your paper using the help of the two different teachers. I guarantee you will get a good grade. It worked for me and it will sure enough work for you.

      Shaqwana Lipscomb, Student, 10th Grade  California  08/11/2007


Use colour! Different colours for different points and stuff like that. Colour makes things stand out so they're easier 2 remember! Also draw pictures. Use certain pictures for certain points etc. Be creative, make it as fun as you can.

      Anna H., Student, Year 12  New Zealand  11/21/2007


I think the best way to study is to give yourself a pep talk before you start studying. Say things like 'I can do this' really helps me a lot. And if you get low marks, don't be discouraged to study, you should be more aware because now, you know what you don't know before this! Good Luck! I know it's not easy.

      Sharifah Liana Amira, Student, For m 4  Malaysia  08/09/2007


When taking a test breathe in and out and relax. Also, be very confident.

      Menar Muflihi, Student, 2007  Michigan  05/14/2007


If you want to learn something by heart, record yourself saying it and then hear yourself saying it over and over again.

      Stacey Lakson, Student, 10th Grade  Colorado  05/10/2007


I believe you should get a copy of your syllabus and then summarize according to the points needed to know. Why study what you do not need to know.

      Sherri I., Student, 11th Grade  Australia  04/13/2007


To remember something, firstly I form a sentence with the word(s). Then I draw a picture. For example, to remember the 4 gods Isis, Osiris, Horus, Bastet, I think of something disgusting. That makes me remember it better, and then I draw it. That's my way of studying.

      Lily M., Student, 6th Grade  Netherlands  05/16/2007


Believe in yourself! Take action! Never give up! Do your best!

      Bob Tang, Student, Year 4  Singapore  05/07/2007


I find it very helpful and useful to write information down on a bit of coloured card and cut to size and stick in on my wall. The reason why I find it helpful is because the colour attracts my attention and also helps remind me of the bit of information I need to remember. Try it girls and boys. It might be very helpful.

      Sarah D., Student, 11th Grade  United Kingdom  06/12/2007


One of the things that helps me is to make flashcards using index cards. Not only do I have a handy study guide but I can pull up important information very quickly. It helped me pull an A in Sociology.

      Cindy P., Student, College 13th  Missouri  10/01/2007


I try to keep a control over my diet before a few days of the test. This helps in my thinking process. I drink a lot of water and try to do meditation. I also discuss my study chapters and the main idea of the chapter with my family members, which helps me in remembering important information.

      Vibhuti Vaishnav, Student, Graduate 2007  North Carolina  05/28/2007


Don't highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that.

      Katheryn S., Student, 9th Grade  Wisconsin  08/29/2007


Make your time manageable! My teachers are saying that if you are tired take a little rest so that you will not get too stressed.

      Melissa S., Student, 6th Grade  Philippines  06/11/2007


I just want to study to get a better life!

      Victor Vergara, Student, 9th Grade  Illinois  12/04/2007


I use different types of graphic organizers and revise them as needed to study for my exams. I have also use graphic organizers to help my students improve their understanding and remembering.

      Hema Rajesh, Teacher, Middle And High School  India  06/02/2007


Read to your mom and let her time you. You should not stop studying because if you stop you will never learn more.

      Ashly Sims, Student, 5th Grade  Michigan  05/07/2007


Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

      Terance Smith, Student, 6th Grade  Indiana  04/16/2007


Make sure you are somewhere that no one will disturb you and unplug the phone so no one will call you when you are studying.

      Shana Heighton, Student, 2007  Virginia  05/15/2007


Not only study very hard, but study smart.

      Anjali Edwin, Student, Form 4  Malaysia  11/14/2007


Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!

      H. G., Student, 6th Grade  Illinois  11/07/2007


When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information.

      Taylor Kalister, Student, 11th  Florida  12/18/2007


While you study,you need a quiet place to read and to answer all your questions from your reviews.

      Jasmine Ligacion, Student, 5th Grade  Ontario, Canada  11/03/2007


When writing a research paper, it is always best to have a large flat surface to work on so that you can spread out your sources. The kitchen table works well for this. Also, book stands (like cookbook stands) are great for holding up large textbooks while reading or studying. That will save your neck and back from a lot of pain.

      Rose G., Student, Graduate School UCLA  California  03/31/2007


Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can't get rid of them.

      Alexis Nachatilo, Student, 9th Grade  South Dakota  05/07/2007


I find that if I write all of my weekly goals onto a whiteboard and cross them off as I complete them, it helps me to feel like I'm accomplishing something. I think of each task as a hurdle to jump over and think things like '5 more assignments till a bit of a break' to stay focused and work even harder on those 5 assignments. The idea of a break or another completed obstacle definitely helps me to stay focused and complete everything to the best of my ability.

      Nicole S., Student, First Year University  Ontario, Canada  08/10/2007


You're smart, you're well-educated, but there's ALWAYS ways to improve. A good breakfast is one of the answers. Don't just snatch a chocolate bar or a drink can. Those who do that perform equivalent as average 70-year-olds. Plus, have a good sleep. You need some time to process - memories. Sure, you need to race time (to study), but stop once in a while. And I mean, ONCE IN A WHILE.

      Amalina Anas, Student, Form 2  Malaysia  06/28/2007


I review my notes quickly in every subject every night. This little review helps to remember facts easily, not by cramming.

      Faith R., Student, 2010  Ohio  05/29/2007


It's always good to have a dictionary, a thesaurus, and other references in your study area. There are often copies of these books in school already, so it generally isn't necessary to be leaving them in lockers when they are more useful at home.

      Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade  NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


I like to study every day for one hour after school (homework doesn't count). I take 3 minute breaks every 15 minutes. This helps me concentrate and focus better. Studying helps for tests, homework, and even upcoming events.

      Jack M., Student, 8th Grade  Alberta, Canada  05/02/2007


Just read everything over first. After you've read it, go back and get the key ideas out, jot them down, take notes. Answer questions that are at the end of each idea if it's in your textbook. Never be around TVs or radios. Stay AWAY from your ipod and cell phone. These will only distract you and cause you to not be able to concentrate. Just focus and take notes on only what you need, not everything, and go over it all at least twice.

      Jordan Boliuam, Student, 7th Grade  Texas  12/28/2007


Success is nothing but 99 percent adjustment and 1 percent perspiration. Adjustment means adjustment to the surrounding in which you are studying.

      Aditya Gorde, Student, Eleventh  India  07/23/2007


It all depends on what kind of learner you are. Once you have this figured out you will be able to study in the most effective manor. I personally need to study in a space with no noise or no distractions (this includes food). Pictures also help me out a lot. Make notes on the topic you are studying and review them over a number of days. Don't wait until the last minute! Pace yourself!

      Alex P., Student, 11th Grade  Canada  05/18/2007


If you are like me and get distracted easily, turn some music on quietly and study. Also, turning off your cell phone helps. But again, if you are like me and can't bear to turn it off, put it somewhere like under your pillow.

      Katherine F., Student, Year 12  New Zealand  06/25/2007


Revise what the teacher has taught for the day. Do not be laid off track just because your best friend scores better than you do. If this really happens, then it will spur you on to study harder.

      Shermine Chan, Student, Secondary Year 1  Singapore  05/04/2007


If you have younger brothers or sisters you can't get away from, go to the library. Or, play you MP3 or iPod or stereo. BUT keep the volume low so you can concentrate. Highlight the information you really need.

      Sarah D., Student, 11th Grade  United Kingdom  06/27/2007


While you are studying, concentrate on what you are studying. Don't think about T.V. or music and while you are studying, close your cell phone and organize your time to study.

      Marwa Alamry, Student, 6th Grade  Oman  09/07/2007


Try using pictures and diagrams in your notes to help put ideas together. If you do this in class, it is also a good idea to redraw these later to make sure they are accurate, neat and understandable.

      Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade  NewBrunswick, Canada  08/16/2007


My reading teacher taught me a great way to write paragraphs. Her study tip is to use the ROSES formula: R=Repeat the question that is given, O=give your Opinion, S= State 3 proven facts to help explain your answer, E=Explain your facts in 3 sentences, and S=Sum up your paragraph. If you use this tip it will seriously help you.

      Sara P., Student, 7th Grade  Connecticut  12/14/2007


Patience and perseverance are the essentials for success in an examination.

      Raja S., Student, Second MBA  India  04/01/2007


Believe in yourself and that you can do what you are trying to do. Don't let anyone or anything distract you. Explain to family members that you are trying to study and want them to respect that! Don't stress! Stressing is the worst thing possible and will distract you from what you are doing. By the end of your study session you will have forgotten everything. Remember to take short breaks.

      Emma H., Student, 11th Grade  United Kingdom  05/31/2007


Always focus and know what is ahead of you. In whatever you do you must always keep in mind that your career comes first and that to achieve your goal you have to study very hard.

      Samuel Wallace, Student, 12th Grade  Australia  06/17/2007


Always Study in Quiet.

      Cari B., Teacher, Master  Texas  08/15/2007


I am only in year eight and have school every single day of the week. This means more homework than I can handle. My tip is practice, practice, practice, and more PRACTICE, trying to avoid TV and the computer. Buy books or ask for extra tutoring. It really helped me and I improved a lot. So just sit down and do work, work, WORK. If you are on holiday you might as well work too. But try to eat healthy and become active to have the strength to do the impossible!

      Maria Zhang, Student, 8th Grade  Australia  04/17/2007


If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great.

      Ashton A., Student  Tennessee  04/24/2007


When you prepare to take a test or quiz, my study tip is to study about thirty minutes to one hour every single day. I usually read over my notes and study my vocabulary if needed. If you are stuck on how you can study, you can always count on how-to-study.com. Remember my tip: study at least thirty minutes to one hour each day and you will do swell and your mind won't be filled with anxiety and worry, but will be tranquil, placid, and serene.

      Triet Tran, Student, 7th Grade  Texas  11/25/2007


If it is a multiple choice question, 'X' out the answers you know are wrong.

      Kathy S., Student, 5th Grade  Minnesota  04/23/2007


This may sound weird but pretend you are teaching someone what you are studying. Say the words out loud! If you are able to explain it you know your stuff.

      Laura A., Student, 11th Grade  Ontario, Canada  11/05/2007