As an educator for 20 years, I have worked with students of all ages and for almost every subject possible. Through the years, I have helped struggling students that never thought they could achieve good grades become some of the best learners in class. In most cases, all they needed was a little guidance and a few tips here and there to turn their lives around.
Study Tip 1: Make a Schedule
Students often struggle with time management. Plenty of students never get around to studying for a test, so it is not a surprise when they do not do so well. By creating a study schedule and sharing that schedule with family, everyone can work together to ensure you are on task and well prepared for the upcoming exam.
Study Tip 2: Find a Suitable Workspace
How often have you witnessed people trying to study in places full of clamor and noise? When you are in these locations, the information you are trying to learn will be challenging to remember when there is chaos in the background.
Whether a student is at school or home, they are constantly interrupted if they can’t find a quiet environment to study in. Kids should create a workspace at home with the help of their parents that will keep them studying without being distracted. A little white noise in the background is acceptable but avoid the loud commotion.
Study Tip 3: Narrow Down the Scope of Information
We have all seen students write down every word the teacher is saying. Why do this? Do they just like writing? This is a massive waste of time. Write down the vital information; otherwise, you will spend too much time reviewing optional things. If you have to create your study guide, then do it. This will shorten your studying time as you focus on the main topics and not just everything under the sun.
Study Tip 4: Find the Right Study Partner
When choosing a study partner, take your time and find the right one. Find someone that is going to keep you on task and can provide knowledge on the topic that you don’t have. After all, you don’t want your best friend to come over and study with you if it means you are just chatting about the social scene at school for hours instead of studying.
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Study Tip 5: Use the Internet
There are countless practice exams and tests available online. Type in the topic you are studying for and find some of these free tests. While they may not coincide with what your teacher has covered, they should give you an idea about some exam questions.
Study Tip 6: Don’t Cram
It’s perfectly fine to study for a couple of hours the night before the big test, but hopefully, that is not all the studying you have been doing. Carve out 20 minutes of your time every night for a week if you know the big test is coming soon. Use this time to study a different topic each night on the test. Cramming for a test is not the best way to learn. It may work now and then, but it won’t earn you a high score every time.