Improve Your Learning in 2017
Welcome back to school! This is another year to keep giving our best and continue improving in our studies. As we may know, test, quizzes, and projects are always assigned, but how well do we prepare ourselves for all of these assignments ? If you’re like me, you probably struggle when it comes to studying, but let me give you some studying tips.
1. Set Study Goals
Creating goals are usually considered as part of a strategy that can be used to help people effect positive changes in their lives. Ask yourselves key questions such as : What are my goals for this year? Are they realistic? How hard do I need to work in order to achieve them? If you’re satisfied with the goals you’ve set then you can continue by creating a Study Plan.
2. Study Plan
To be able to create a study plan you must be aware of how precious time is. If you are a student who doesn’t study a thing until the night before an exam, you know it’s too late. The key to breaking the cycle of cramming for tests is to look ahead and create an effective study plan. This will keep you organized and make most of your time, it’ll put your mind at ease.
3. Study Breaks
It’s important to realize that you can’t maintain an optimum level of concentration without giving yourself a break from the work you’ve put in. Have a 10 minute walk, go to the gym, have a chat with a friend or make yourself a hot drink. It is not procrastination, it helps improve your focus to be able to boost your productivity too.
4. New Technologies
Studying doesn’t mean you must write things down on a scrap of paper. Even though this method is still effective, there are now more options for personalizing study. It could be through online tools, social media, blogs, videos, or apps. I recommend GoConqr’s free platform.
5. Test Yourself
It is really normal to enter an exam environment and forget some of the things you’ve learned. But you need to mentally prepare for the pressure of having to remember key dates, facts, names, formulas, and so on. Testing yourself with regular quizzes is an effective way of doing this. The more you practice, the better you’ll become.
6. Find a healthy balance.
Evaluate yourself both physically and mentally. Take control of your sleeping schedule, and what you eat. This will affect your attitude and study routine and this will motivate you to maintain a healthy balance in the future.
7. Be Positive.
Believe that you can do things and that you will succeed. When you think positively, the reward centers in your brain show greater activity, thereby making you feel less anxious and more open to new ideas.
8. Study Partners
Select partners that you know you can study with and that they will help you out. Motivate each other to get good grades and be successful together.
9. Establish a Study Routine
One of the main concerns is your study environment. Find a place to study that is quiet and with few distractions. Everybody is different, so the best way to establish a routine is to try different things and see what works best for you, then modify your routine for maximum learning effectiveness.