Here are some of our top tips for studying!
Drink water and eat properly
Nutrition plays an important part of a healthy mind!
Take regular breaks
If you are getting tired or frustrated, consider taking short breaks and this will help you feel refreshed and ready to study when you return.
Pick a productive study environment
Try to study somewhere quiet, well lit, with as few distractions as possible.
Stay away from your phone or social media
Social media can be a huge drain on time. You can waste an hour online without even realizing! Put your phone away while you’re studying, and if you’re using your computer or tablet to study, consider using a social media blocker. Check out the article below to help you find a social media blocker that might work best for you!
Article: 10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus – by 99u
Another way to motivate yourself to stay away from your phone is an app called Forest. For every 30 minutes that you don’t use your phone, Forest will plant a tree!
App: Forest -Stay Focused, Be Present
Make a plan
Think about the topics you need to cover and make a schedule for yourself. Try to be realistic with your schedule and don’t set yourself deadlines you know you can’t possibly meet. To see more tips about planning, check out the link below!
Article: How to Plan for Success (pdf) – by BBC Brainsmart
Schedule in time off
Taking time to relax and enjoy yourself is an important part of keeping you positive and motivated for study. When you are making your study plan, include time for relaxing and having fun, this way you can enjoy yourself and not feel guilty that you should be studying.
Sometimes it can feel like you have an overwhelming amount to do. Sit down and make a list of everything you need to do, big and small. This way things seem a bit more manageable and also, it feels great to be able to cross things off a checklist!
Practice past papers
If you have access to past papers or sample questions, practicing them is a great way to prepare yourself for an exam. Set yourself a time limit and try to answer the question as you would in the exam. This can help make it a bit less daunting when you actually go to do the exam.
Have you ever noticed that right before a big exam seems like the best time to organize all your odd socks? When you procrastinate, you’re only delaying the inevitable.
For more tips on studying, check out the video below!
Video: Re-Reading is Inefficient. Here are 5 Tips for Studying Smarter – by Vox YouTube