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Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2016 Archive
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""Make sure to have no distractions while studying. Whenever I study I like to put on some (calm) music because it makes me more focused and less stressed.""
  Gisselle S  
  Student, 8th  
  Lake Placid, Fl, Florida  
"When I don't understand the concept I ask my teachers for books about it. Then I go home and work on pages that I need to review so that I don't make the same mistakes."
  Indira Fayson  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Poolesville, Maryland  
"Practicing is the best way of studying. After a class, make sure you review what you did in class. Don't study to finish a book, but study to understand. Reading a lot contributes to your knowledge. "
  Mulike Sesilia  
  Student, 1st year  
  Windhoek, Namibia  
"When you are studying, go into a quiet room with no distractions."
  Ryan Sears  
  Student, 5th grade  
  Arlington, Texas  
"Don't ever think its hard, .. difficult .. always keep thinking its EASY, ... when you find yourself lost ... no worry .. take a deep breath and continue to study. Keep saying to yourself..'this will be temporary ... I will be fine after this.'"
  Amina  al Haya  
  university student  
  Kuching, Malaysia  
"I always eat a big breakfast before a test that will be given in the morning. If it's in the afternoon I eat a big lunch. This gives me a lot of energy for the test."
  Elaum Purifoy  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Van Buren, Arkansas  
"Listen to music while your doing your homework. Doing this will put your brain in action."
  Juan Maldonado  
  Student, 8th  
  Lake Placid, Florida  
"We're not allowed to write in our textbooks. So what I do is write notes on yellow stickems that I put on the page. I can take these off at the end of the year."
  Geraldo Herrera  
  Student, high school  
  Laredo, Texas  
"Listening to classical music by people like Beethoven and Mozart can help you focus better. Do not listen to music with words as it will tempt you to sing along which will cause you to lose focus."
  Mukudzeiishe Madzivire  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Bulawayo, Zimbabwe  
"It's imperative to stay positive. You won't ace that test or quiz with a negative attitude! No matter how hard things get, be sure to stay in a positive and encouraging state of mind."
  Loren Young  
  Student, 8th  
  Cincinnati, Ohio  
"Sit down comfortably, but don't lean back or you will feel sleepy. Do not use your cellphone. It will disturb you. "
  Silas Haimbodi  
  Student, 1st year  
  Windhoek, Namibia  
"When studying for anything remember to do this. Put aside all electronics except your computer. Turn your brain on. Don't ever study on an empty stomach because you won't be able to focus."
  Madison Young  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Greeley, Nebraska  
"How to study? Once you have decided on what you must do, just focus on what you are doing."
  Nick Valentine  
  Graduate student  
  Manila, Philippines  
"I use flashcards to remember all kinds of thing like new words and facts."
  Nur Farzana  
  Student, 5  
  Pasir Gudang, Malaysia  
"If you keep forgetting an answer you study often, try writing down the answer multiple times on a paper. Also don't overstudy or wait until the day before the test to study."
  Frodo Bagins  
  The Shire, Kyrgyzstan  
"Go to a good place to study. Make it your priority."
  Devan Davis  
  Student, 6th  
  Clarksville, Tennessee  
"I always make sure that I'm energized when I study. "
  Nik  Schwartzman  
  Student, 8th grade  
  lake placid, Florida  
"Write your notes in a format that is easy for you to read. Then you won't have stress over trying to read what you wrote."
  Lawson Collins  
  Student, 8th grade  
  Sheridan, Arkansas  
"I tackle my hardest assignment first. That's when I have the most energy and patience."
  William Deverson  
  Student, 10th grader  
  Tulsa, Oklahoma  
"I try to make studying as much fun as I can. What I try to do is think of something funny about the facts I need to know for a test. This helps me recognize the information when I take the test and helps relax me as I think of what was funny."
  Edward Garcia  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama  
"The most important thing when you study something is to make sure that you really understand what you are studying."
  DeAndre  Marshall  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Lake Placid Fl, Florida  
"Always be sure to review your notes frequently, especially before class. Try to study with your friends."
  Nancy  Barber  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Vancouver , Washington  
"The best study tip is, if you can, to have room to yourself to study where it is quiet."
  Belinda Blocker  
  Student, 12th  
  Aiken, South Carolina  
"Get to a quiet area and study as hard as you can until you think you're ready for the test. Go over the information until you can answer questions about it off the top of your head. "
  Casey Stjohn  
  Student, 11th  
  Lansing , Kansas  
"Study for 30 mins. Then take a 5 minute break and then continue so that it doesn't become tiring and boring."
  Aria Morgan  
  Student, 10th grade  
  Virgina City, Virginia  
"Color-coordinate your notes as you take them. Each time a part changes, change the color so it is easier to see the parts when you study them."
  Megan Stockenberg  
  Student, 8th grade  
  Lake Placid, Florida  
"What helps me is to create my own story using facts I have to remember. I make the story interesting. I do it on my computer and print it out. I underline all the key facts and read the story whenever I can."
  Randall Resnick  
  Student, 8th grade  
  Chicago, Illinois  
"After I read a chapter in my textbook, I look for You Tube videos on the subject. This helps bring the information to life for me and I then understand and remember it better."
  Warren Bickford  
  Student, upper level  
  Birmingham, United Kingdom  
"The more you practice what you learn, the more you gain something important."
  Daniel Kelvin  
  Student, form one  
  Arusha, Tanzania  
"Every time you study you advance your mental advancement. An increase in knowledge is an increase in maturity. Every time you study you expand your mind in many ways. "
  Ernest Darlingson  
  Teacher, college  
  Lagos, Nigeria  
"This is something that works for me. When I become bored studying one subject, I switch to another. I go back and forth, but I make sure to finish each,"
  Kristen McDougald  
  Student, 8th grade  
  Amarillo, Texas  
"My tip is to study a few days before a test or quiz. You don't want to mash everything in your head in one day. Study about 30 minutes, take a break, then 20 minutes, then take a break, then study 15 minutes. You also want to stay calm and focused. Don't watch T.V and study because you will get unfocused and lose your train of thought. Put music on if it will make you feel calm."
  Chris  Lee  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Glendale, Ohio  
"Study when you are stress free. Work at your own pace but don't overwork yourself. Also keep yourself motivated."
  Jacky Morales  
  Student, 8th  
  Lake Placid , Florida  
"Don't just read what you need to remember. Write it out! Research shows that this is a much better way to remember information."
  Reynaldo Lopez  
  Student, 10th grader  
  Louisville, Kentucky  
"Each day make a study time table, and after completing it, never forget to give yourself a reward."
  Eram Khan  
  Student, B.Sc final year  
  Lucknow, India  
"No matter what stay focused on studying. When you get distracted it is hard to get back on track. "
  Ben Dover  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Jamestown, Ohio  
" It helps me to say my info out loud rather than read it over and over again. Hope doing this helps you pass your test! "
  Olivia Hennis  
  Student, 4th grade  
"You can study better on your bed or in a comfy place. But don't get too comfortable. You might fall asleep."
  William Olmstead  
  Student, 6 grade  
  Litchfield, Connecticut  
"Study when you are stress free. Then you can remember a lot of information and for a long time."
  Anza Sneha  
  Student, 12  
  Karachi, Pakistan  
"When you are stuck on something, don't give up. Keep doing it as well as you can. "
  Isaiah Daniels  
  Student, 6th  
  Richmond, Virginia  
"I like to write down all of my notes on a white board and pretend to teach a class."
  Anton  R  
  Student, 10th grade  
  San Diego , California  
"You have to do all the exercises in the textbook for your weak subjects."
  Kalpana Devi  
  Student, form 4  
  Jenjarom, Malaysia  
"I like to look at my books and read them all. I study for 4 hours a day, 1 hour for each of my 4 classes. I use diagrams and mind maps to help me. They are very good for helping me study. I also create songs to remember information."
  Shelby  Bauch  
  Student, 12th  
  Canada - Alberta  
"First you need to set up your goals and achieve them. If you are struggling to achieve your goals never give up. The secret of success is 'hard work.' Set up your study time table and manage your time effectively."
  Aina Kalilo  
  Student, University of Namibia  
  Ogwediva, Namibia  
"A study tip that worked perfectly well for me is that you need to PAY ATTENTION during class to what material the teacher is teaching. This will easily make it a breeze for when you study your notes at home or wherever. Find a comfortable but not to comfortable environment to study in. I would say at a desk without any distractions surrounding it. Not your bed because you can get tired and say "I'll take a nap and continue my studying later!"
  Sarah Cerda  
  Student, 11  
  Sacramento, California  
"Study while you are stress free. Don't worry about anyone else and don't let school bother you. Lay down for a little while before you study but don't push your mind too hard when you start. Music can help you relax bu fast-paced music will get you off track. Try to have fun while studying. Don't worry if your parents are upset about your grades - use that as inspiration to do better and show them what you can do. "
  Cameron Hickman  
  Student, 9th grade  
"It helps to give yourself rewards as motivation. Also, reading out loud helps both your eyes and your ears process the information. Lastly, writing on mirrors or spreading shaving cream around a mirror and using your finger to make words helps if you like to learn visually."
"I study all of the study guides my teacher gives out. Also, I am a good listener in class. That's how I get straight A's."
  Aleyda Aguilar  
  Student, 5th  
  Charlotte, North Carolina  
"Review you materials from the day you get them. Don't wait till the last minute to cram everything in. Also, you should create flashcards on the terms and definitions you have trouble on so you can practice them."
  Stephanie Smith  
  Student, 6th grade  
  Marrietta, Georgia  
"First I organize all of my packets and what I plan to study. After that, I find a comfortable chair and dig in. I make flashcards, practice tests, and study games out of the information."
  Shaniqua Holmes  
  Student, 12th  
  Los Angeles, California  
"You should study in a classroom- type environment to help remember the things you had just studied when you take a test. If you can't then have something with you while you study that you can have later on so you can remember easily. "
  Kellie Lindsey  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Chicago, Illinois  
"Always manage your study space. Get away from any distractions as in TV, phone, etc. You're more productive in studying when in a quiet space."
  Katelyn Anderson  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Cassatt, South Carolina  
"Never wait until the last minute to study for a test."
  Kam Augut  
  Student, 7 th grade  
  Wheatley, New York  
"Before studying think about your goals in life and how your grades will affect them."
  Hontra Klesmon  
  Student, 10th  
  Houston, Texas  
"Avoid being absent. It will help you a lot as you reach the higher grades. You will have a lot to study and being absent for one time will lose 100 minutes of information you need to know."
  Dhruva S Kashyap  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Bangalore, India  
"Before studying my lessons, I try to forget all my other problems in my mind so that I can focus on my lesson."
  Anelfa Badilla  
  Student, teacher  
  New Bataan,Comval, Philippines  
"I found that studying requires different methods for different subjects. I had trouble with College Algebra and found the best study method for me was to study the material early in the morning right before class. I often forgot formulas over the week so refreshing my memory right before class was great."
  Cedric  Freeman  
  Student, Masters Program  
  Jonesboro, Alabama  
"Open your book and stay with it as if it's your best friend."
  M.D. Tasin  
  Student, 11  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
"Always try your best. Be quiet in class when you are supposed to and just do your work."
  Dylan Huynh  
  Student, 6th grade  
"Always take the notes for a particular class in the same notebook. Spiral bound notebooks were invented because they solved the problem of keeping related information consolidated in one place. Take advantage of this."
  Marjorie  Bartiquil  
  Student, Grade 11  
  Lapu-Lapu, Philippines  
"I wake up early in the morning when my mind is fresh and calm. That's my best time to study."
  Shura Welcome  
  Student, College  
  Corn Island, Nicaragua  
  6/2/2016 8:56:00 PM  
"You should study harder every day. Every 15 minutes I take a little break."
  Lorence Daniel Anadon  
  Student, 6th grade  
  Las Pinas, Philippines  
"Whenever one of my professors covers a chapter from the textbook in class, I go back and reread it. I make flashcards of new vocabulary and facts."
  Olivia Reynolds  
  Student, going into second year community college  
  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
"Studying is not hard if you put your mind to it. Whenever you are studying do what you like to do. For example , whenever I am studying I eat."
  Princess Humphery  
  Student, 6th grade  
  Columbia , South Carolina  
"When I plan my study time, I allow some time for short breaks. If I try to study too much at one time, I just fade out."
  Louis Perdemo  
  Student, 10th grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana  
"When I get back an algebra test, I rework any problems I got wrong. I also make sure I don't make the same mistakes on tests later."
  Ronald  Esposito  
  Student, 10th grade  
  Chicago, Illinois  
""Don't study for your parent's sake; study for the best of your future. Never procrastinate because that gets you nowhere""
  Lavanya Charans  
  Student, 12th grade  
  Paris, France  
"Never give up, always try as hard as you can. It is ok if you get distracted, as long as you try to get back on track."
  Isaac Bennett  
  Student, 8th grade  
  Gig Harbor, Washington  
"I look for tv documentaries about topics we are studying in history. The documentaries make the topic come alive for me. I get better understanding and remember more about the topic."
  Alex Padilla  
  Student, college freshman  
  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
"When studying, stay in a quiet location away from peers so you have all the focus you need to be successful. Also, don't cram in to much information at once beause you'll forget half of it by the time you have to take the test. Stay relaxed and take short breaks when you study."
  Dakota Whitesell  
  Student, 11  
  Lansing, Kansas  
"Write what you remember after you finish reviewing a topic. Give yourself a reward for your studying such as watching TV for an hour after you've done your notes and have reviewed how well you've done."
  Shirly Kim  
  Student, Year 11  
  England, United Kingdom  
"Just put your mind to it and study. There is no easy way. Don't take shortcuts. Keep reviewing your notes until they are engraved in your mind."
  Akira Tanaka  
  Student, 11th grade  
  Chinko, Japan  
"Find an accountable partner. This can be a friend in your class that will motivate you to do your very best!"
  Mason Golden  
  Student, 6th grade  
  Arlington Texas , Texas  
"It is important do all your work. Don't give up even when it's hard. Get help from your teachers and parents if you need too. Other students can help you too."
  Harlan Williams  
  Student, 8th  
  New York, New York  
"My study tip is to eat study foods before the night of the test and while you're studying. Good study foods are blueberries, wild salmon, nuts or sunflower seeds, avocados, beets, broccoli, celery, dark chocolate, and coconut oil. These will keep your brain fueled while you're studying and taking the test. "
  Dilynn Wood  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Greeley, Nebraska  
"I always chew my favorite flavor of gum and drink warm or room temperature water when I am studying."
  Tanzim Zaman  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
"I recommend to not study late at night. When I try to study at night, the information seems to drain from my brain. When I study at different times throughout the day, I can remember the information a lot easier. Studying at different times throughout the day helps me retain information, as long as I take small breaks between each study session. "
  Rae Pez  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Glendale, Ohio  
"Be in a good\nice environment to study. You won't be able to keep working if you are not comfortable."
  Natalia Maclennan  
  Student, 6th grade  
  Hartford , Connecticut  
"While you are studying avoid distractions in the place where you are studying. It is better for you if you study in the morning because in the morning your mind is fresh. Just concentrate on the topic which you are going to study."
  Moon Shaheer  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Daska, Pakistan  
"When I'm having trouble understanding what a textbook chapter is about, I go to the end to see if there is a summary or conclusion. If there is, this gives me a sense of what the author is trying to convey."
  Walter Aronson  
  Student, College junior  
  Louisville, Kentucky  
"Declutter your room. It will hep you find things easily and you won't be wasting time looking for stuff. This does not only help for studying, but also helps you to manage your time. "
  Tasmia  Puspita  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Tustin, California  
" Use index cards for your notes when reading. Go through them frequently."
  Gavin Weinmeister  
  Student, 7th  
  Quantico, Virginia  
"When studying for anything be sure that you plan your time. All the time I get bombarded with many distractions. Planning out your schedule will help you to be calm and relaxed without having to worry about other things on your mind. "
  Justin Jackson  
  Student, 8th  
  Cincinnati, Ohio  
"Use bright colors to help you memorize important parts of the chapter. Bright colors are more recognizable than gray or black. "
  Carly  Johnson  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Greeley, Nebraska  
"Review your material several days ahead. Study different ways as in flashcards, practice tests, etc. In other words don't cram."
  Katelyn Anderson  
  Student, 9th grade  
  Cassatt, South Carolina  
"Put all of your distractions/technology in another room and do not touch them until you know everything that you need to remember for your test. This way it motivates you to study so that you can get your items back. "
  Fiona Bruce  
  Student, year 11  
  Wells, United Kingdom  
"I suggest that you study in different locations for each subject and listen to classical music."
  Aarushi Ranjan  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Aurora, Illinois  
"It helps a lot to walk around or change your positions while studying, and especially while trying to memorize something."
  Anusha Kat  
  Student, 7th grade  
  Ashburn, Virginia  
"This takes a lot of work but it really helps me. After I read a chapter in my textbook I create a PowerPoint presentation about it. This makes me decide which is the most important information and present it in a concise manner. Then I review it before an exam."
  Elizabeth  Wolkers  
  Student, College Junior  
  Louisville, Kentucky  
" I write what I need to know on flashcards and go over them. The ones I miss I put on the side and try them again and again until I am efficient at knowing them all."
  Janese Wright  
  Student, 12th grade  
  Sacramento, California  
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