I am sure you are already doubting the authenticity of this post. Let me shocked you more, “my mathematics teacher taught me this simple hack”, I and my roommate, with some other friends tried it and it totally worked perfectly.
It’s very simple but it needs a lot of focus and determination the same amount that would make you go with your mobile device, notebook, compressed journal or impersonate.
Cheating is a criminal offense and when caught you might loose your studentship, a session or go to jail that’s why you must take this article seriously. Good news with the simple tricks I will list below you will not be caught, even if you’re searched thoroughly in a close room. Let’s begin..
Wrap Up Study Sessions At 30 Minutes.
Studying is productive in small spurts of 20 to 30 minute sessions over a period of a few weeks. The synapses in the brain process little volume of information more effectively than huge amount of information in one sitting.
Avoid Studying All Night
Prolonged midnight study sessions cause greater harm than good when it comes to cramming for a test. It is closely connected to poor grades, lower thinking skills, and a poorer memory. Just one night of studying without sleep could negatively affect the brain for three to five days. Schedule study sessions for yourself at the same time day after day to train the brain to respond better on a daily basis.
Instead of trying to assimilate all of the information as it is taught, focus on precise content. For example, memorize how to use a specific mathematical formula or how a certain constitution was established. Crossing off study goals helps to create a definite and uniform process of studying to help resolve the bigger key concepts.
If You Can Teach It, You Know It
Tutors Possess a certain advantage over their peers. When the brain needs to teach, it processes information in a more logical way in order to convert it back to an audience. Meanwhile, students who have to learn and process information for themselves receive it and do not force themselves to enforce logic into the learning.
Practice With Practice Tests
By practicing the situation of test, taking it helps the student to get accustom to the situation of test taking, and more importantly, helps them bridge space in their knowledge. Practice tests also creates a more relaxing atmosphere and boost self esteem for the students, so when the time comes for the real deal they are less intimidated.
Find a conducive Space
Designate a space exclusively for studying as it enhances study performance. Collect all of the materials necessary for studying beforehand to remove any distractions. The sacred space will prime the brain and project it into study mode.
Cut The Music
Those who study without music assimilate information better than those who study with music. It may depend on what music they are studying with as rhythmic music like rap disrupts the study process. Research has proven that classical music aids people study.
Turn Off The mobile devices.
From social media to text messages, the cell phone is riddled with distractions and has the potential to disrupt your sacredconducive study ground. It is hard to focus when your mobile is ringing, let alone when your cell phone is notifying you throughout a study session.
Study Every Day
If you study a little bit every day you will be continually revising things in your mind. This helps you with a lucid understanding and retention. It also helps you prevent the stress of last-minute cramming.
Setting out an hour or two every day, might be efficient to study effectively. As you progress, you might need to study more hours. If you find it difficult to find time to study, cut back on some of your extracurricular activities. Prioritising study might mean spending less time with friends, or it might mean cutting back on games, or giving weekend travelling a miss for a while.
Program Your Time
It helps to have some fore plan so you can make the most of your study time. Set a reminder about your study plans. A regular reminder keeps you honest and your plans on sight. Place a calendar or wall planner up so you can see it whenever you are studying.
Mark it up with vital dates, like exams and assignment due dates. Use it to spell out your regular study timetable too. List breaks task down into tractable chunks. At the start of the week, make a list of the things that you will do before the end of the week. Design a to-do list at the start of each study session too, so that you are clear about what you ought to be doing with your time.
Before you commence your study session, have a look at your to-do list and give yourself a set time to spend on each task. If you do not get something done in the set time, consider whether it is the best use of your time to keep going with it, or to start working on something else.
Discover Your Learning Style
Most of us have a selected way of learning. Get to know your learning style and study in the ways you learn best. If you are an auditory learner (learn by listening) you could try reading your notes aloud and discussing them with other people. You might like to record key points and play them back If you’re a visual learner (learn by seeing) you could use colours in your notes and draw diagrams to help represent key points.
You could try to remember some ideas as images. If you are a tactile/Kinesthetics learner (learn by doing) you could use methods like role-playing or building models to revise key points.
Review and Revise
At least once a week you should go back over the things you have studied in class. Thinking things over can help you to understand the concepts and help you remember when you need them the most.
Get a friend or family member to quiz you on key concepts. Offer to help your friends with their work too. Quizzes are great ways to get confident about what you know and find out what you still need to learn.
Think up some practice exam questions or create your own flash cards to help you study. This way you learn it all twice: once when you make the study materials and once when you use them to revise.
It is important to take breaks while you are studying, especially if you are feeling tired or frustrated. Working too long on a task can actually decrease your performance. When you take a break, make sure you get away from your desk or study space.
A bit of physical activity – even just a walk around the block – can sometimes help you to look at a problem in a different way and could even help you to solve it.
Ask for Help
If you are stuck on something, or something just does not seem to make sense, you can always ask for help. Talk to your teachers or lecturers about the things you don’t understand. Talk to your friends and fellow students too.
When you are studying it helps to keep in mind your reasons for doing all this hard work, like a course or career you are working towards. It can help to have something in your study space to remind you of your goals.
You could also decorate your study space with inspirational quotes or photos of people you admire and family members you want to make proud of you.
Take Care of Yourself
You will study better if you take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and get enough sleep and physical exercise. Do not reward yourself with too many sugary or fatty snacks or push yourself to study late into the night. It is also a good idea to make sure you drink lots of water when you are studying.
App it Up
There are lots of app out there for helping students with all aspects of study. Have a chat with your friends and teachers/lecturers to see which apps they recommend. I would specially recommend “tut” it’s on android play store.
Place of study
A lot of people make the mistake of studying in a place that really is not conducive to concentrating. A place with a lot of distractions makes for a poor study area. If you try and study in your dorm room, for instance, you may find the computer, TV, or a roommate more interesting than the reading material you are trying to digest.
The library, a nook in a student lounge or study hall, or a quiet coffee house are good places to check out. Make sure to choose the quiet areas in these places, not the loud, central gathering areas. Investigate multiple places on-campus and off-campus, don’t just pick the first one your find as “good enough” for your needs and habits. Finding an ideal study place is important, because it’s one you can reliably count on for the next few years.
Now here comes the long anticipated truth, when you might have followed the above mentioned steps consecutively with consistency. On the day schedule for the examination, when you see the questions all you do is pause and imagine yourself;
*Walk back home
*Pick up your textbook, notebook or journal.
*Sitting in your place of study.
*Flipping gently through the pages, integrating all the little information you’ve gathered over time. Then you start replicating it on your answer booklet.
As easy as Dx, Dy and Dz.
I would say a “big April Fool” to you considering the heading on this article, but the content is all you need to create a milestone in your academics. Nothing good comes easy, hard work pays a lot.
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