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"You should breathe deeply before you start to take the BIG test like the SAT or ISTEP. Take a lot of notes about the test. Ask your teacher if she can help you get a tutor to help you study for the test."
     
  A. R.  
  Student, High School Senior  
  Muncie, Indiana, USA  
  4/7/2007  
     
"Whenever you think that you are not able to concentrate in your studies, never lose hope and have some time to relax. Study well."
     
  Dakshit Sampat  
  Student, 12th  
  Rajkot, India  
  9/4/2007  
     
"I usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet."
     
  Massod Vosough  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"When I study, I go on AIM and review things with my friends. It's a really fun way to study. It also can be a lot more fun than studying by yourself."
     
  Holly E.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Dayton, Ohio, USA  
  4/10/2007  
     
"1. Do homework right away so you don't worry about getting it done. 2. Do your best. 3. Don't slack off, it only gets harder. 4. Try to get your work done in class when you have the chance. 5. Always ask questions no matter what everyone might think, because they have the same questions."
     
  Kayla Stevenson  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA  
  8/14/2007  
     
"Be focused. Don't be distracted by a boyfriend because he is only for a time now. Your education comes first. Making your parents proud is the best thing you will ever do in your life to show your appreciation for their being there for you and always guiding you and paying your school bills, etc. Remember, be focused and speak out for your rights."
     
  Cassita Prince  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"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  
  Codsall, England, United Kingdom  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Study must come first!"
     
  Chen C.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Anqing, China  
  4/8/2007  
     
"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  
  Seymour, Connecticut, USA  
  6/13/2007  
     
"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  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  12/28/2007  
     
"Study in several small sessions. Don't cram!"
     
  Alisha K.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada  
  9/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines  
  4/15/2007  
     
"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  
  Male', Maldives  
  7/2/2007  
     
"Eat a well balanced breakfast and have enough sleep. This will help you stay more focused."
     
  Stephanie T.  
  Student, GED (2008)  
  Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA  
  12/7/2007  
     
"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  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  6/10/2007  
     
"If you take good notes, then you can study your notes instead of the whole chapter in a book. Most likely everything you need to know for the test or quiz will be in the notes you take. You don't need to memorize the whole chapter."
     
  Kate C.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Read your notes through at least twice to get the full understanding. Then from what you have read try putting it in your own words. That way you can easily remember the information you have read."
     
  Chrissonia Clarke  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Portland, Jamaica  
  4/12/2007  
     
"If your teacher gives you a study packet to fill in the answers, take a blank one the day before the test to fill in the answers as a pretest. This will help calm your nerves and it really works!"
     
  Brianna C.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Farmingvile, New York, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
"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  
  Hutchinson, Kansas, USA  
  6/21/2007  
     
"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  
  El Dorade, Arkansas, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"If you're at home recite what you're trying to learn to a parent over and over again until you get it right."
     
  Lenny Pockay  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Savanna, Georgia, USA  
  6/26/2007  
     
"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  
  Stafford, Texas, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA  
  12/7/2007  
     
"Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition."
     
  Jinchao Sun  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  ChangChun, China  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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 City, Quebec, Canada  
  5/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Bacolod City, Qatar  
  10/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Doncaster, United Kingdom  
  9/4/2007  
     
"When studying, if you're getting distracted remember that education is the key to success."
     
  Natalie F.  
  Student, 5th Form  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  9/20/2007  
     
"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)  
  Wellington, New Zealand  
  9/14/2007  
     
"Concentration is very important. If you are reading a book and your mind wanders someplace else, I think it is a waste of time. Try to clear your mind first before you start reading."
     
  Tommy Long  
  NULL  
  Johor Bharu, Malaysia  
  5/29/2007  
     
"I study doing a lot of review."
     
  Nicolas Correa  
  Student, 1993  
  Rancagua, Chile  
  7/5/2007  
     
"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  
  Parkland, Georgia, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"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  
  Forest City, North Carolina, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Calgary, Canada  
  5/18/2007  
     
"Eat a good breakfast, fruits, and vegetables. Then you can learn a lot!"
     
  Mike D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Greeneville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Mokena , Illinois, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"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  
  Utrecht, Netherlands  
  5/16/2007  
     
"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  
  El Monte, California, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!"
     
  Julia B.W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Muscat, Oman  
  9/7/2007  
     
"The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound."
     
  Kenzie Maylins  
  Stud ent, 8th Grade  
  Hawii, California, USA  
  10/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Milan, Michigan, USA  
  6/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Ft. Carson, Colorado, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Sydney, Australia  
  6/17/2007  
     
"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  
  Pasadena, California, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"I find it easier if you spread out your studying. You can never start studying too early!"
     
  Nicola Barnes  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Canterbury, Great Britain  
  3/26/2007  
     
"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  
  Taunton, Massachusettes, USA  
  4/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA  
  4/19/2007  
     
"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  
  Katy, Texas, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"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  
  New York, USA  
  6/24/2007  
     
"If you are studying for a test, study a little bit of information every night."
     
  Lexy A.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Darien, Connecticut, USA  
  11/20/2007  
     
"I read the book I am studying and do any research needed."
     
  Abby Asb  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Niles, Illinois, USA  
  8/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Boulder, Colorado, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Riverview, Michigan, USA  
  7/28/2007  
     
"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  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Make sure the place you study is always quiet."
     
  Frank Catanzaro  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Cranston, Rhode Island, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"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  
  LONDON, United Kingdom  
  6/12/2007  
     
"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  
  EDH, California, USA  
  11/27/2007  
     
"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  
  Det, Michigan, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"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  
  Nagpur, India  
  7/23/2007  
     
"Take the time you need when you do a test."
     
  Rob T.  
  Other, Info Needer  
  Genoa , Illinois, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Newyork, New York, USA  
  8/21/2007  
     
"If it is a multiple choice question, 'X' out the answers you know are wrong."
     
  Kathy S.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Greensboro, Minnesota, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"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  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Stay on task."
     
  Madelyn M.  
  Student, Fifth Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  10/24/2007  
     
"Don't study for a test or quiz at the very last minute. You don't learn and you forget a lot of the info you tried to cram. If the teacher assigns a test or quiz, immediately start studying. It will help a lot! Did you know that 1 out of 4 students cram until the last minute? If you don't cram, you will find yourself knowing the information, and not just memorizing."
     
  Fred L.  
  Teacher, 10th Grade Social Studies  
  Sydney, Australia  
  9/15/2007  
     
"Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!"
     
  Taylor Harris  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Always Study in Quiet."
     
  Cari B.  
  Teacher, Master  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  8/15/2007  
     
"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  
  Oceanside, California, USA  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Always look over your materials more than once! It definitely helps you get a better grade in every and any subject."
     
  Bree M.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Lehi, Utah, USA  
  7/23/2007  
     
"When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information."
     
  Taylor Kalister  
  Student, 11th  
  Parkland, Florida, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"You should listen to whatever your teacher says. Write it and then go back and highlight the important details."
     
  Kam Watts  
  Student, 2007  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/16/2007  
     
"Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic."
     
  Shamika Foster  
  Student, Form 4  
  Bridgetown, Barbados  
  9/24/2007  
     
"When you study a chapter for an exam, review it frequently until the time of the exam, even if the exam is a year away. You don't need to review the whole chapter, but you can review only the skeleton of the chapter. Use mnemonics to remember information presented in the form of numbers and other difficult information you frequently forget."
     
  Ahmad Solaiman  
  Postgraduate Physician  
  Mansoura, Egypt  
  4/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Toronto, Ontario, USA  
  5/4/2007  
     
"Study hard and believe in yourself."
     
  Masoud Honarmand  
  Student, Freshman  
  Tehran, Iran  
  10/29/2007  
     
"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  
  Coimbatore, India  
  5/20/2007  
     
"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  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  12/3/2007  
     
"Don't leave everything off till the last minute. You'll never succeed like that."
     
  Christa S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Richmond, Virginia, USA  
  9/27/2007  
     
"I take notes during class and review them every night so that when a test comes, I don't have to cram my brain and not get enough sleep for the test."
     
  Samantha S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"You should always try to study at home so you're smart at school."
     
  Alina Khalid  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Palatine, USA  
  7/10/2007  
     
"Always make time to study and do your homework."
     
  Angela Fan  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Woodland, California, USA  
  10/19/2007  
     
"If you want to do well in an exam, you must study hard and regularly. Before an exam, you must check the problems first. Then you must remember not to panic. You must try to bring out the best of yourself. Keep faith in your own worth. Try to answer the best. Just think that you can do it."
     
  Justinian I.  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Record yourself reading the notes that are needed for the test or quiz and relisten to it over and over again."
     
  Lily H.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Tenafly, New Jersey, USA  
  9/6/2007  
     
"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  
  Kotayam, India  
  5/21/2007  
     
"Do not hold back. Ask for help!"
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"I find that if you are bored with studying, you should make flashcards and go out and ride a bike or something and have someone come with you to quiz you on the flash cards. It is a great way to study without getting bored out of your mind!"
     
  Hayley P.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Chesapeake, Virginia, USA  
  8/31/2007  
     
"Studying at night is really good because at night the atmosphere is silent. Take some snacks with coffee and listen to music. Don't think that there are a lot of pages you have to complete. Just read and learn one by one."
     
  Shanu Kalra  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Delhi, India  
  9/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Bayonne, New Jersey, USA  
  5/27/2007  
     
"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  
  Montclair, New Jersey, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"You need to study every day of the week if you expect to pass to the next grade and go on to college. No college will accept you if you don't have the grades. You need an 'A' average to get into college. So it's important to study, study, study, study."
     
  Stephen P.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"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  
  Shanghai, China  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Concentrate on what is important during class."
     
  Azman Farhana  
  Student, Year 3  
  Ampang, Malaysia  
  5/5/2007  
     
"Write things you need to know."
     
  Sara Mann  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA  
  9/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Delhi, India  
  5/15/2007  
     
"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  
  Tampines, Singapore  
  5/4/2007  
     
"Study in a quiet place."
     
  Gabrielle MacDonald  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Kingston, Ontario, Canada  
  4/5/2007  
     
"If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great."
     
  Ashton A.  
  Student  
  Greenville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!"
     
  Simon Mann  
  Parent  
  New York City, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Self-trust is the most important thing."
     
  Meiling Li  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Changsha, China  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 2007  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you'll pay more attention."
     
  Kyle J.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  4/30/2007  
     
"When you need to study any topic, manage your time as follows: (a) have enough time to read the topic (b) give yourself time to understand what your read (c) make time to revise what you read."
     
  Mohamed Salah  
  Second year medical student  
  Ismalia, Egypt  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break."
     
  Andrew H.  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Jamestown, USA Military  
  7/8/2007  
     
"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  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Mackay, Australia  
  6/20/2007  
     
"Study hard with no distractions."
     
  Mario Vazquel  
  Parent  
  San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico  
  11/20/2007  
     
"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  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/28/2007  
     
"You should be physically, mentally, and emotionally focused. Try to stay alert to what you read. Be positive and tell yourself 'This is fun and I will learn something from it.' Learning never hurts."
     
  Jennivie Rulete Peter  
  College Student  
  Philippines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"The best way to answer multiple choice questions is to read the questions first. Then you can understand. I read the questions first so I can understand what I'm looking for."
     
  Tamika Walker  
  Student, Adult level  
  Richmond, California, USA  
  7/20/2007  
     
"We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts."
     
  Ravi Malhotra  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  7/22/2007  
     
"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  
  Blakely, Georgia, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Gothenburg, Sweden  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Del Mar, California, USA  
  9/30/2007  
     
"Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted."
     
  Shannon D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Dearborn, Michigan, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"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  
  Letterkenny, Ireland  
  10/22/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/16/2007  
     
"Don't think that studying is a load on you. Always study with joy."
     
  Karan Chawla  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Chittorgarh, West Virginia, India  
  5/16/2007  
     
"Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!"
     
  H. G.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Chicago, Illinois, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"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  
  Lincoln, Nebraska, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Rochester, Minnesota, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"It's hard to resist a phone call from a friend when you're studying something boring, but chances are, your friend should be studying at about the same time you are. Reminding them of this during free time may help to keep them on track and from interrupting you as well."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"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  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  West Point, Mississippi, USA  
  12/20/2007  
     
"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  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  4/17/2007  
     
"Firstly, keep away from all distractions such as cell phone, iPod, and TV. Then use a technique in which you visualize what you are studying, then imagine what it actually is, then try to make an answer in your own words. Then use your textbook to improve your vocabulary. Note: This technique only in theory subjects."
     
  Zaheer Baig  
  Graduate Student, Ramaiah Institute of Technology  
  Bangalore, India  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Always try to read in a comfortable place. If you read in a uncomfortable place you'll lose attention and that won't help you study. While taking notes choose a big table. I myself use a computer table with big space and shelves. Play music if it helps you to concentrate but not on high volume."
     
  Justinian I.  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/1/2007  
     
"Don't bother your children when they are studying."
     
  Kayla K.  
  Parent  
  Granite Bay, California, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Whenever you want to study, select the same place in your home and read aloud. This will help you avoid diversions while you are studying."
     
  Jack Selva  
  Teacher, High School  
  Chidambaram, India  
  7/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  
  3/22/2007  
     
"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  
  Colombo, Sri Lanka  
  4/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Bacolod, Philippines  
  10/16/2007  
     
"Try listening to music, it really helped me."
     
  Katheryn Schmuck  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Pensaocla, Florida, Bahamas  
  8/28/2007  
     
"Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts."
     
  Ian Capuyan  
  Student, LCCB 1st Yr  
  Talisay, Philippines  
  10/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Beverly Hills, California, USA  
  8/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Bradley, Arkansas, USA  
  5/23/2007  
     
"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  
  Glen Waverley, Australia  
  8/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"I review my notes every night."
     
  Ritzi Von Pajanconi  
  Student, 1st Year College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"Study in a nice and well lit place and make sure its clean and quiet."
     
  Kristin F.  
  Student, Blake Academy 6th 2007  
  Lakeland, Florida, USA  
  11/4/2007  
     
"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  
  Sparrows Point, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"Take notes about coming events on stick-it paper, and then stick the info on your locker or binder!"
     
  Alison Hughs  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Denver, Colorado, USA  
  4/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  10/1/2007  
     
"Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!"
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Work harder, smarter."
     
  Emma Xu  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Newcastle, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"I listen to music while studying to block out any other distracting noises."
     
  Janine Smart  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Dublin, Ireland  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  12/29/2007  
     
"Make a study timetable for after-school hours. Make sure to include free time and favourite tv shows, social things and sporting commitments to make it easier to stick to. I find it gets your parents off your back when you show them the timetable so they don't nag you to study all the time!"
     
  Sally Parker  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Tamworth, Australia  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Do not omit anything while studying. Go through the whole lesson. Explain it to yourself like a story. Understand the concept and concentrate."
     
  Sashaank Srirangam  
  Student, 2005  
  Chennai, India  
  7/1/2007  
     
"Patience and perseverance are the essentials for success in an examination."
     
  Raja S.  
  Student, Second MBA  
  Madurai, India  
  4/1/2007  
     
"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.  
   
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"While you study,you need a quiet place to read and to answer all your questions from your reviews."
     
  Jasmine Ligacion  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Honoluu, Hawaii, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"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  
  Eastchester, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuching, Malaysia  
  5/1/2007  
     
"Don't leave your studying to the last week. My friend did that and her grades weren't the ones she wanted."
     
  Rachel Bunrtin  
  Student, S4  
  Edinburgh, United Kingdom  
  8/15/2007  
     
"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  
  Dargaville, New Zealand  
  11/21/2007  
     
"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  
  Charlotte, North Carolina, USA  
  7/12/2007  
     
"Study English."
     
  Le Quocduy  
  Student  
  Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  
  4/12/2007  
     
"Just studying is not enough. Practice by answering questions related to what you have learned. This will help you get good marks. Further, you should review what you have studied at least once a month."
     
  Safiyan Mofti  
  Teacher, Secondry school  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Kl, Vermont, USA  
  8/27/2007  
     
"Make index cards with notes that you take in class."
     
  Meghan R.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Darien, Connecticut, USA  
  11/20/2007  
     
"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  
  PVE, California, USA  
  10/11/2007  
     
"If you are in need to study vocabulary, flashcards are the way to go. Also, if you are a visual learner, flashcards help too."
     
  Madison A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charleston, South Carolina, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Pasco, Washington, USA  
  9/23/2007  
     
"With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction."
     
  Parnini Goswami  
  Student, 8th Year  
  Rourkela, India  
  5/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  9/22/2007  
     
"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  
  Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA  
  3/26/2007  
     
"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  
  Lexington, North Carolina, USA  
  5/21/2007  
     
"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, Malta  
  8/19/2007  
     
"Make Flashcards."
     
  K. S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Omaha, Nebraska, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/15/2007  
     
"It is scientifically proven that chewing gum whilst working improves your concentration, so chew away!"
     
  Ashleigh A.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Have a quick bite before studying so that you don't have any disruptions to go in eat while studying."
     
  Jessica Picken  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  8/30/2007  
     
"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  
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  
  8/18/2007  
     
"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  
  Davao, Philippines  
  6/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/17/2007  
     
"Get something to eat and drink before you start to study. Then after you eat take a bathroom break. Once you're done with that get your books together and start studying."
     
  Stacey L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whitney, Texas, USA  
  7/30/2007  
     
"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, Singapore  
  8/26/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/28/2007  
     
"Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick - it really helps!"
     
  Shriya Joshi  
  Student, High School  
  Pune, India  
  9/3/2007  
     
"To concentrate in class don't get distracted."
     
  Lily Mandas  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
  12/6/2007  
     
"You have to organize and manage your study time."
     
  Jamar Kelly  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"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  
  Makati, Philippines  
  5/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia  
  8/9/2007  
     
"Study when you have free time. Just do it then instead of saying I have loads of time later. Something is sure to come up later and you will put studying off. Do it now and you will have extra time later!"
     
  Sima K.  
  Student  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"When I study, I make sure I have all materials needed and peace and quiet. If you're studying vocabulary, try to find words or phrases similar to the term to help you remember its definition."
     
  Brittany Smart  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Lumberton, North Carolina, USA  
  9/17/2007  
     
"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  
  Hyderabad, India  
  4/8/2007  
     
"I always try to copy all my notes more than once and underline something if my teachers say something more then once. It really helps!"
     
  Jessica B.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Austin, Texas, USA  
  8/1/2007  
     
"I try and make up my own test, and then take it. It really gets things into your mind."
     
  Katie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Carmel, California, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Patiala, India  
  6/3/2007  
     
"If you have an abnormally hard time concentrating on your work, it can be worth it to consult a doctor. Sometimes undiagnosed medical conditions can create symptoms similar to an attention deficit disorder."
     
  Stephanie E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/22/2007  
     
"Study with a clock!"
     
  Justin M.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  London, Kentucky, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Do not learn by heart. You should understand first and you should also know the main points. Talk with yourself. Be the teacher yourself. I mean explain to yourself on a white board or on a paper. Work according to your syllabus."
     
  Suraj Motee  
  Student, A level  
  Long Mountain, Mauritius  
  4/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  9/13/2007  
     
"Never take studies as a burden. Study once a day whenever you feel like it but with full concentration. Make up your mind to study the long and tough lessons first, and the short and easy ones at the end."
     
  Afshan Naz  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  
  9/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"Notes are vital for studying. A great tip on writing notes is to write in colourful pens as it would attract your attention to read. But, keep to a few colours. Make sure you leave S P A C E S so it's not messy. It's also very helpful to draw diagrams in your notes so the page wouldn't look so dull. Lastly, and the MOST important, READ your notes regularly!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/26/2007  
     
"Make Flash Cards. They're an easy, simple way to study various things."
     
  Abby P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fayetteville, USA  
  9/7/2007  
     
"Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies."
     
  Mary Jane Sevelleno  
  Student, 1st Yr College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Evanston, Illinois, USA  
  4/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Boone, North Carolina, USA  
  5/28/2007  
     
"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  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Edmonton, Canada  
  9/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Borrego Springs, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"Write down or underline all the points. Don't be lazy!"
     
  Yong Sen  
  Student, Year 15  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/17/2007  
     
"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  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/6/2007  
     
"I study at home to make sure I have self-discipline."
     
  Edrian Deocampo  
  Student, Lcc Bacolod 1st Yr.  
  Talisay City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/8/2007  
     
"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  
  Cebu City, Philippines  
  6/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Rawalpindi, Pakistan  
  5/26/2007  
     
"Whenever you won't feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic."
     
  Chandan Rateria  
  Student, 1990  
  Raigarh, India  
  7/18/2007  
     
"Study with the TV or the radio off."
     
  Sabrina Vasques  
  Student, 2007-2008  
  Corona, New York, USA  
  10/15/2007  
     
"Use picture clues."
     
  Alex F.  
  Student, 2007  
  Weston, Florida, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Find a good place to study free from distractions."
     
  Anthony Gutierrez  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bernalilo, New Mexico, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"Create your own workspace."
     
  Mike Pender  
  Teacher  
  La Canada, California, USA  
  4/20/2007  
     
"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  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"1. Before you study do meditation for 10 minutes. This increases your concentration. 2. Leave your books 2 hours before an examination. This makes your mind fresh and you can do well on the examination."
     
  Monika Insan  
  Other, Computer Professional  
  Sirsa, India  
  7/8/2007  
     
"I'm going to give you the shortcut to good results - Read, Read, Read (in a systematic way). This year I got super hit A plus and all I had to do was read. When you read, even if your mind is flying try to concentrate. Even if you find it hard to focus, just sit with your book. Eventually you'll find out that you are extremely attentive. Also, don't waste much time. It's very unwise."
     
  Justin Junaid  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  8/30/2007  
     
"When I am trying to take notes for a class that I don't like or can't seem to concentrate on, I get out different colored pens so that my notes end up color-coordinated. When I come to the end of a section, I change colors."
     
  Hilary Daniel  
  Student, Freshman in College  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  10/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Marshall, Saskatchewan, Canada  
  8/6/2007  
     
"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  
  Hosur, India  
  6/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  7/1/2007  
     
"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  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"I study every half an hour for ten minutes. This gives my brain a good workout but does not let it become too tired."
     
  Abi Seddon  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Dominican Republic  
  5/8/2007  
     
"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  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Pune, India  
  7/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  9/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"The problem of when to study is critical. A good rule of thumb is that studying should be carried out only when you are rested, alert, and have planned for it. Last minute studying just before a class is usually a waste of time."
     
  Alex Nachatilo  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  
  4/30/2007  
     
"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, Singapore  
  7/30/2007  
     
"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, Hong Kong  
  5/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Chennai, India  
  10/19/2007  
     
"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  
  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
  7/23/2007  
     
"Study with an open mind."
     
  Princess Jefferson  
  Student, Freshman  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Set up a reward program. Say if you like to play games, then be like if I get a B on this test then I will play games for an hour or so. Make sure it's realistic! Most importantly know were you are headed in the future. If you have an aim in life you tend to work harder at trying to achieve that."
     
  Terry S.  
  Student, First Year  
  Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  
  11/20/2007  
     
"I prefer that every student should not memorize vocabulary words if they have a test the next day because when they have their test, all of the time they have done for memorizing, will be a drag because they will not memorize all of the meanings and the spellings. So they will have a failing grade."
     
  Maile V.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  
  7/29/2007  
     
"If you sit next to somebody who is distracting you, then ask the teacher if you can move."
     
  Kendra Walsh  
  Student, 2006-2007  
  Lawton, Oklahoma, USA  
  5/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Enfield, Connecticut, USA  
  12/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/10/2007  
     
"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, Singapore  
  8/1/2007  
     
"When you have brothers and sisters close your bedroom door and maybe turn on some music if music doesn't bother you. Then just focus on your work and study for at least an hour and then take a half hour break. Then go back and study for another hour and so on."
     
  Jessica Beckley  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/17/2007  
     
 
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