Study Tips and tricks: Study skills that every Student Should Have
This is an appropriate way of study, one that guaranteed you not just a good result but the best result. There are study tips and tricks that you should be aware of. Whether you find yourself in high school, or college or at any higher institution, you should be acquainted with this study skills, tips, and tricks that I am about to reveal to you now.
Many students find it so difficult to study because their study is not well planned, they find it very easy to fail an exam because they fail to prepare. Some students studies but seem not to get the desired result from studying, this is because their study is not well planned.
A number of students are enviably hardworking, they can study so hard that their books begin to feel special. However, some of these students would make just average grades. It is a very painful situation to see yourself struggling with average grades when you read like a ‘’A’’ student. It is a limitation! This type of limitation cannot be broken by mere reading hard and hard until your brain cracks wide open. No! You need to read smart.
It is Time to Study Smart and No Longer Hard
It is high time that you develop a very smart study strategy. Now is the time. So start studying the right way. To end up with an A grade, you must have to be walking on the “A’’ path, road or way. You must have been studying smart. Like I said earlier, there are right and appropriate ways of studying, one that guarantees you an extraordinary result. Do not miss it out, keep reading below.
Study Tricks and Tips to Set you on the Right Track
Have you been attending the Laboratory of Knowledge ?:
The laboratory of knowledge is your classroom. In this laboratory, the knowledge is cooked royally and serve to you sharply, the level of strength you gained from digesting the food is now evaluated and use to grade you. If you find yourself learning “calculus.” There are myriad of knowledge to extract from the topic ‘Calculus’. But the level of knowledge needed for you to know is calculus determined by your lecturer and he or she would not tell you anything, but you would know that level by attending the class regularly.
Attending classes regularly can help you solve the following problems;
- It helps you to easily determine the key points in any given subjects. This saves you the stress of reading a whole lot of textbooks without a destination.
- It helps you to study for specific knowledge rather than general knowledge
- Gives your study a focus
- Enable you to understand the lecturer’s mind towards the subject.
- You may even rightly guess out questions that are likely to be presented during tests and/or exams
- It facilitates your study
- You may find the topic interesting by listening to your lecturer continually talking about it. Passion plays an important role in an effective study.
Absorb and Process the Data Emanating from the Laboratory of Knowledge into Valuable Information:
You attend class regularly. Hurray! But do you know that so many other students attend class regularly and they are still very much average students? What went wrong? They may have missed out on the processing stage. Most students are in class but not in class. They are in class but their attention is divided. A larger part of their attention is at homes, in the party, about that girl or boy and all manner of distractions. So they won’t enjoy the benefits of attending lectures regularly even though, they were actually persistence in attending lectures.
To make the best out of every class, the following must be considered;
- Prepare for the class
- Let your mind be ready for the class. Try as much as possible to avoid psychological distractions
- Let your stationaries be ready. Stationaries such as your pen, your book, etc.
- Take along your ears to class
- Listen attentively
- Take note:
This may be boring and hard if you do not do it the right way. Taking note in class does not entail jotting down all the words of your lectures; that is what I call confused note-taking.
When involved in note-taking, you need to be discrete or selective. You just might have to be a 21st-century filter machine. All the jokes, and stories of your lecturer, please do well to filter them out. Not even all explanations should be noted down. In other words, watch out for keywords, take notes of vitals headings and if possible all major and minor headings. Very little explanation can be jotted down.
Your note at the end of the lecture may be very short or brief but contains the clues to the exam and test question. Your note should be a map or blueprint of a subject which when used would be developed later on.
Stop assuming. If you don’t know, you simply don’t know. Do not meet with a lecturer in class and still go home with plenty of doubts, ask questions! Ask questions and clear all obscurity. The thing is, no lecturer is perfect. They may have come prepared to class to pour out 100% of their knowledge to the students in the class but may pour out only 65% of their knowledge. Questions help the lecturers to later release out much knowledge and understand their students’ uncertainties. So do not stop asking questions.
It is important to properly frame your questions before asking it out. If possible you can jot your question down to make sure it has a clear focus. Also note, if you are so shy to ask questions then ask a friend or your colleagues who are not so shy to ask it for you.
Avoid Distractions in Class:
- Stay away from a talkative colleague in class
- Keep off from those who loves pressing their phones in class
- Do not be distracted by your phone. Your phone is better in silence mode while in class.
Never Leave Your Imagination Behind:
Your imagination is an essential tool for learning. It is like a catalyst that speeds up your understanding. As your lecturer begins to lecture, it is always proper if you engage your imaginations by picturing his or her ideas in your mind. This helps you to grasp the content quickly and ultimately absorb the knowledge in no time.
A common saying goes this way; readers are leaders. I had always doubted this saying until I realized the relevancy of reading not just in academics but in different areas of our lives. Readers are knowledge carriers and knowledge is critical to make success in any sphere of life. So, if you want to be a champion in academics, you must be a diligent reader.
Check out this smart reading tips;
Be an Early Reader:
Do not wait until your lecturer scream “There would be a test next week!” before you begin flipping your study materials in confusion. When that happens, I can guarantee your failure. Immediately after the first class, start studying.
Develop a Reading Schedule:
Developing a reading schedule is necessary to promote consistency or persistence in reading. Your reading schedule should be however influenced by the time most convenient for you. For instance, I mostly find it very easy to assimilate during the cool of the evening, so I develop a reading strategy that is focused on reading every day at the cool of the evening.
Be Consistent in Reading:
Be consistent in your reading. No matter how brief the length of time of your reading may be, try to be consistent. If you can read for 30 minutes every day, I can boldly say that you are on your way to success.
Know your Reading Strength:
Do not study for 30 minutes when you know that you can study for 5 hours. Do not study for 5 hours when you can study for only 30 minutes. In other words, knowing your reading strength would help you a lot.
Study with a Focused View:
Be very specific when you read. Read in respect to your jotted note. Read concerning the presented scheme emanating from the course.
Use Past Questions:
Use past questions as supplementary to study. But note this; past questions should be prioritized over your note, it should be used as a supplementary study material to help guide your study.
Develop your Brief Note with the Help of the Library and Internet sources:
Those who brilliantly present answers to given questions during tests and/or exams are not into sorcery. You can achieve this through personal development. Use the library and the internet to your advantage. The library or internet can help you to develop your brief note.
Use your Imagination when Reading:
Always have a picture of what you are reading in your mind. This helps you to easily remember what you learned.
Sometimes Read out Loud:
Although this is not advisable when you read amid people who are studying, as you may interrupt their thought. However, when you read out loud, memorizing or assimilating becomes much easier and faster.
Take Study Break:
Reading for 10 hours straight is not compulsory. Taking study breaks can help you reinforce your study strength and also help you to study longer than expected. It is very possible to read for more than 10 hours with the help of study breaks.
Always Revised what you Read:
The chances of forgetting what you read are extremely high if you do not revise what you read. It is very important to revised study materials a minimum of two times before going in for any test or exam.