Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2018 Archive

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I find flashcards very helpful for learning new vocabulary. I draw illustrations on them when I can. This makes it more interesting and gives me a deeper understanding of the meanings of the words.

      Kathy, Student, 1st year college - Montana  01/21/2018

After you have completed a study guide, make a quiz with all of the information. After that there are different options to choose from when quizzing yourself. I find that it helps a lot with memorizing the material.

      Faith, Student, 12th grade - Michigan  04/03/2018

When I sit to study and some answers are very difficult to learn, then I sing a song in tune. I put the answer into a familiar song such as the Happy Birthday song, or a song from a movie I like. Then I sing the song with the question and answer several times until I can sing it by heart. Then I can sing that song when the question comes up again.

      Yash, Student, 10th  - India  01/23/2018

If you're in a class like English and you have 'study words' take out some note cards and write them down, and if you listen to all your teachers during class you'll get it.😁

      Jaydyn, Student, 6th grade  - Idaho  10/08/2018

This might only be me. When I work on an assignment, I tense up and start to rush as I get close to completing it. Taking a short break to relax at this point has helped me. I can then finish the assignment carefully.

      Angel, Student, College-Bound Senior in HS - Montana  04/22/2018

A study tip I frequently use is when I am either studying science or math. I draw certain diagrams and scenarios in the air. It helps when you have to remember some type of picture or diagram.

      Kat, Student, 10th - New York  09/16/2018

I make effective notes while studying

      Sthembiso, Student, Grade 10 - South Africa  10/04/2018

Chew a new flavor of gum you haven’t tried before while you study. Chew it again during the exam. The association between that flavor of gum and what you studied will make it easier to remember.

      Avril, Student, 7th grade - Spain  05/23/2018

Takes notes, and review what things you do in class.

      Khua, Student, 9th Grade - Indiana  10/22/2018

I use highlighters to color code things, because certain things are important in different ways.

      Amaya, Student, 8th grade - Texas  06/12/2018

I find distractions are a killer! Banish your phone/IPad from your study space.

      Daniel, Student, 1st Year - Ireland  09/05/2018

If you have a big test the next day, go to bed early and wake up earlier then you usually would. That way you would feel alert and and probably do good on the test.

      Ava, Student, 5th grade - Nevada  01/02/2018

I whisper the words as I study my textbook. This way I both see the words and hear them. This helps my understanding. I've found that whispering works better for me than talking the words out loud.

      Richard, Student, 9th grader - Kentucky  02/03/2018

When studying, I listen to the instrumentals to some of my favorites musicals and songs. The music is familiar and fun to listen to, without words to be a distraction.

      Lillian, Student, 8th Grade - Iowa  09/24/2018

chewing gum helps you study, it helps me a lot

      cienna, Student, 6th - Idaho  10/09/2018

My study tip is to never talk back to the teacher when you are doing the work, you could get an F on the assignment. My 2nd tip is to listen to the teacher the whole time you have that teacher.

      Jackson, Student, 9th grade - Indiana  10/04/2018

Take notes. Then create your own study game from the notes and play it with your friends.

      Lasya , Student, 7th grade - Connecticut  05/15/2018

I like to sit in my bed and get comfortable to focus before going through my notes

      Gary, Student, 9th grade - Indiana  10/11/2018

If you have a certain smell in any room, try and re-create that smell while studying and it will most likely trigger your brain back to that moment and you'll remember more clearly.

      Jakub, Student, 10th grade - Australia  05/15/2018

To study I like to teach what I think will be on the test to a sibling, guardian, or friend as if they are the students and I'm the teacher. This helps me to remember the information and be able to understand it better!

      Brianna, Student, 6th  - New York  06/07/2018

Do not use study snacks if you have a lot to do in a little amount of time. They would be a distraction.

      Sophia, Student, 6th grade - New Jersey  03/19/2018

Do not have any extra tabs on your device open if using the internet. For example: if you are using YouTube to find videos to help you with the material, it is fine to use; otherwise, videos such as vlogs, music videos, or compilations of some sort will most likely distract you from studying.

      Bennett, Student, 10th grade - Indiana  10/01/2018

Going over a problem or a fact over and over again helps me a lot in finding a solution to the problem or critically understanding the fact.

      Abdullahi, Student, Diploma  - Nigeria  08/31/2018

I review my notes when I get into bed at night. This way my notes are the last thing I think of and the first thing when I wake up.

      Victoria, Student, high school junior - Kentucky  08/27/2018

You should try and get someone to study with. You also need to try and get good at the things that you think are on the test.

      Alex, Student, 6th grade - New Jersey  04/02/2018

One study tip is to take recordings of your classes. Ask your teacher if you can take recordings on your phone or another device. After you take recordings of all important classes that day, take them home and listen to them in bed or during dinner or someplace where you can listen to it without being distracted.

      Michael , Student, 6th Grade - Florida  03/08/2018

Study in small amounts as it will allow your brain to understand what you are studying. If you study for 40 minutes and then take maybe a few minutes break, it will allow your brain to remember the topic or equation you were learning.

      Conor , Student, 6th Grade - United Kingdom  03/16/2018

Try long-term studying. That way, you won't cram up the night before a test.

      Trishia, Student, 7th grade -   10/23/2018

The notes I take in class are kind of sloppy. I rewrite them neatly when I study for a test. I also fill in any blanks.

      Heather, Student, 10th grade coming up - Kansas  06/20/2018

I like to make tests from my notes. I take the test and whatever questions I mess up on or can't remember, I know that those are the questions I really need to study.

      Gigi, Student, 6th grade - Pennsylvania  05/15/2018

My study tip is that you should study at night and then again in the morning. You will remember information better this way.

      Mason, Student, 6th grade - Florida  03/07/2018

Use index cards. Write down the most important information then read it for at least 10 time. You'll surely get it! 😊

      Ashantie , Student, 11th grade - Jamaica  09/12/2018

After I finish my assignments I always go back and look them over one more time for mistakes. I always find one or two that I correct.

      Kris, Student, 6th grade - Colorado  05/10/2018

What I like to do is make my notes visually appealing, like writing extra information on sticky notes and using different title/subtitle designs as well as gel pens and highlighters. When something is black and white, I can never remember it, but with a little splash of color, well, that's a whole other story!

      Lulu, Student, 8th Grade - Australia  08/29/2018

Study hard for each quiz, then when the test comes, you don't have to cram. This is an easy way to long-term study.

      Joy, Student, 11th grade - Rhode Island  11/20/2018

While studying a text, it makes information easier to process by highlighting the initial paragraphs of the subject matter. Also, by using the glossary you can identify key words that will lead you to the pages that will pretty much isolate the answer to your questions swiftly, minus the excessive information.

      Tyheem , Student - New Jersey  04/11/2018

I study in places like my barn or stables because they are very quiet and I get to be with my animals. If you have a dog, try to have him with when you study in a quiet place.

      Makia, Student, 6th - Florida  03/08/2018

Your students will be more engaged in their work if they feel they can complete it successfully. Also, if they can measure their progress.

      Edward, Teacher, middle school - English - California  03/04/2018

I turn off all my mobile devices when I start to study. It's tempting, but I say no to friends who want me to go out go with them for some fun.

      Vince , Student, College  - Colorado  09/06/2018

Be respectful and quiet and do not disturb others.

      Joseph, Student, 7th - North Carolina  11/08/2018

I make a study schedule and I stick to it. This way studying becomes a regular part of my life.

      Liz, Student, 8th grade - Tennessee  02/12/2018

Break your daily study hours into 3 different sets of Morning (9:30-12:00), Afternoon(2:00-5:00), and Evening hours (6:00 to 8:00) to make sure you can rest and eat well between each set. Remember that morning hours are always crucial for you to feel more confident about achieving your daily study hours.

      Ali, Teacher, University - New York  05/21/2018

I'm a big fan of post-it notes. I use them with my textbook to write questions that I think might be on the next test. When I review for the test, I write out the answers to the questions in my notebook. Many times these questions are on the test so I am ready for them.

      Rhonda, Student, high school second year - Arizona  04/21/2018

I begin by reading the entire chapter of my assignment. Then I review it until I completely understand the information there.

      Marcus, Student, grade 12 - Namibia  06/23/2018

Having someone to read the notes out loud to help me to remember the information I may need.

      Toriabn, Student, 10th - North Carolina  10/17/2018

One study tip that I like to use is when you are taking notes, make sure to highlight the important stuff that you think might be on the test.

      Abigail , Student, 7th grade  - North Carolina  04/11/2018

The best way to read a textbook assignment is to create a concept map, studying the figures in the textbook and digging deep into important ideas.

      Michelle, Student, 11th grade - California  03/29/2018

write things down when u think of them or take notes. when you write things down multiple times its easier to remember them because it will make u think of them more.

      Morgan, Student, 9th Grade - Missouri  11/10/2018

What I do is when I have a complex math problem I make sure to write down everything so then I can access that information right when I need it. This saves a lot of time when studying for a test.

      Katharine, Student, 6th - California  08/22/2018

For vocabulary index cards I highlight the word and definition. This helps me connect the definition and word together if they are the same color.

      Alexis, Student, 9th grade - Pennsylvania  02/27/2018

Be proud of what you are doing and always amuse yourselve while focusing. It is a sort of a game !!!

      Arnau, Student, 7 - Belgium  10/01/2018

I do a lot of studying during the week. My weekends are mostly for fun and relaxation. But on Sunday night I do a quick review of all my notes from the past week to be ready for Monday morning.

      Joshua, Student, seventh grade - New Jersey  02/14/2018

The internet has a variety of resources free of charge, such as Khan Academy and Academic Earth. There are also offline applications that don't cost anything, such as Study Stack and other Flash Card Makers. There are additional references that don't require technology at all, such as library books and Spark Charts. In summary, the key is having access to a variety of study tools just in case technology becomes inoperative.

      Jenae , Other, Secondary  - Florida  09/27/2018

For biology I make a matching game for definitions. If I get one wrong, I have to write it's definition five times. This helps me learn biology terms.

      Joe, Student, 9th grade - Pennsylvania  02/22/2018

When I need to study, I use an extension that blocks gaming and social media websites for 25 minutes while I work. Then, I get a 5-minute break, and I use that break to stretch while taking a break from my computer.

      Reese, Student, 7th grade - Virginia  09/08/2018

making a home-made matching game with vocab cards helped me a lot.

      jaiden, Student, 9th grade - Indiana  10/01/2018

When I get stuck on something I'm studying, I walk around and think about it. I'm not sure why this helps, but it does help me.

      Julio, Student, 8th grade - New York  01/30/2018

If you still don't understand your notes, don't be afraid to ask your teacher.

      Sabrina, Student, 6th grade - Texas  11/13/2018

This is not what to do, but what not to do. Don't keep switching around from one assignment to another.

      Josh, Student, 10th grade - Wisconsin  08/09/2018

I like to listen to classical music while I'm studying, because it helps me stay focus on my notes.

      Jacqueline, Student, 12th grade - Indiana  10/01/2018

I use flashcards to remember the definitions of new vocabulary words.

      Ford, Student, 6th - Louisiana  04/16/2018

Read over what you are studying at least five times. Then have someone quiz you on the information.

      Twana, Teacher, 9-12 - Mississippi  09/04/2018

I have a study group in school. During breaks we get into our groups and go over what the teachers have taught us . It really helps all of us.

      Shirlyn, Student, 8th grade - Kenya  02/19/2018

If you are going to have a really big math test and you are very worried, stay very calm. Go over all of your notes and examples. Make sure you know how to do the problems.

      Mateo, Student, 7th grade - New Jersey  03/12/2018

Go over homework and notes with a friend. Then quiz each other until you get everything right.

      Connor , Student, 12 - Michigan  04/03/2018

I have learned the importance of being organized. I keep all my study and reference materials neatly arranged where I study. I found that if I had to look for something too long, I kind of gave up rather than complete the assignment.

      Hannah, Student, 1st year community college - Florida  03/16/2018

chewing gum helps you study, it helps me a lot

      cienna, Student, 6th - Idaho  10/09/2018

If you have a spelling test of some sort, index cards are the best! I have great success on my test by writing the words on cards and then looking at them as often as possible.

      Charlotte, Student, 6th grade - New Jersey  04/05/2018

Go for a bike ride to take a break, and go over what you have learned in your head.

      Sally, Teacher, College - Tennessee  11/13/2018

I read that we remember things that are meaningful to us. So what I do is to make whatever I have to remember important in my own life. For example, when I studied about electricity, I thought about all of the ways we use it at home.

      Reynaldo, Student, 9th grader - Texas  03/03/2018

Try not to study on your bed. Color code your notes. During class take good notes while the teacher is talking. Study with a friend. Sometimes I wear headphones and listen to music while studying (not too loud).

      Katie , Student, 8th grade - New York  01/01/2018

I create a vocabulary word bank as I study. It helps me to quickly find the definitions I need for any test I take.

      Maria, Student, 12th grade - Michigan  04/03/2018

Like to get comfortable in my bed then pray before I start to study

      Aneka, Student, Territory  - Jamaica  10/31/2018

Copy your notes for whatever you will be tested on. This works really for memorizing vocabulary or any processes you need to know.

      Marissa, Student, 9th grade - Colorado  11/09/2018