A lot of students complain that throughout their study at school and college they haven’t learnt the thing they were supposed to be doing all that time, namely – studying. And it is sad to admit, but to a certain degree it is true – educational institutions deal with a lot of subjects, but they rarely manage to teach this one thing. Thus, a student has to help himself on his own.
The first and most important thing about effective studying is time management. Once you’ve learned the method – one of the numerous suggested by specialists in this field or one of your own invention – you may happily and effectively keep using it for the rest of your life. Be realistic, don’t put the things off until the last moment, you are most likely to spend more time on them than you could have predicted and it will lead to no end of trouble.
Prioritize correctly. It is often said that 20% of work brings about 80% of result – try to define what is the most important thing you are supposed to do and concentrate on it. Even if you don’t manage to complete it on time, you’ll be much better off than if you had started from an opposite direction.
Finally, don’t be content with staying on the general level of your classmates. Always try to exceed them, to do better, to be the best of them. Only such a method will be able to give you the necessary odds if you get to a more sophisticated group.
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Some basic study habits can help you be a better student, and make studying a lot less painful.
It doesn't matter where you study as long as the space is quiet, comfortable and distraction-free. Wherever you choose to study, put up motivating quotes, pictures, or anything else that makes you feel good.
Know your peak times
People work best at different times of the day, and only you know when you work most efficiently. Figure out when you seem to get things done most efficiently and organise your routine around that.
Know your learning style
Different people also have different learning styles. Some people work well when they plan things visually, other people get their best results from working in a group. Once you figure out your personal learning style, you can get your work done more effectively.
Take a break
If you feel like you're not getting anywhere while studying, take a break and come back to your work later. You're rarely productive if you keep trying to work when you're tired or stressed.