5 Techniques To Improve Your Study Habits

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There is a gulf of difference between studying in college or university
and studying in high school.

The path to good study success in the university is very different from
that in high school.

It is simply more than just revisiting your materials a day or few days
before an important exam or test, as this usually does not work.

It involves spending more time
going over the material you have learned in class on your own.

There’s no perfect equation to good study success, but if you get the
right study habits early on in the term or semester, you can always save
yourself the agony and last minute rush later (if you know what I mean).

Learning is a product of investment. You learn to build it over time. It is constantly and consciously
reading about your subject, taking notes, making outlines, and creating flash
cards, which is what studying is about.

Following are great study tips that will definitely help you overcome
any fatigue or blocks experienced during the study.

Find Out Your
Learning Style

Learning becomes useful when you discover what style of learning suits
you best.

We all have our preferred method of learning. There are four main learning styles:

  • Visual learners:
    These  respond well to diagrams,
    color-coding, video, and patterns. They learn best by seeing

  • Auditory Learner:
    This particular group learns effectively
    by listening. They react well to music,
    sounds, rhymes.

  • Reading/Writing
    Learners: These ones enjoy the traditional methods of making notes and writing
    whilst studying.

  • Kinesthetic Learners
    :These learn best by practicing what they
    study. They enjoy role-playing, building
    models, drawing diagrams and making flashcards.

By knowing your learning style or the method that suits you best, you
increase your chances of studying better, every day.

Find A Good Place To
Study

Having a lasting concentration when studying depends on where you
study.

You need to find a place where you won’t be interrupted.

Sometimes, this also relies on what kind of learner you’re. For some
having a little background noise is helpful while for others it’s grave silence
or nothing.

But don’t just settle for one good study place. Look for alternatives
like three or four. According to some research,
you can focus better by regularly changing your study spot.

Avoid Distractions

Checking social media feeds, emails, friendly banters that are not
within the scope of the subject you picked for your study time are simply
distractions.

Studying can be daunting and realistically, it extremely easy for our
minds to wander when studying.

Even a sneak peek into your smartphone can steal away chunks of your
study time. When studying make sure your phone
is switched off. If leaving it on is important, activate the silent
profile.

The impulse to engage in friendly banters with friends should be a
no-no. Your friends should understand that you’re studying and you have no
rooms for being invited into their conversation unless it’s in the scope of
your material.

Take Breaks

Doing a marathon study is actually not good for your mental health.
College is hard work, and just like any
other kind of job, you need good breaks.

Don’t be that hard on yourself. You MUST take care of yourself to give
your academic success a fulfilling chance. Don’t work yourself out.

Many make the mistake of pushing their bodies beyond its limit. It may
feel good because you’ve covered the meat of your material, but it spells bodily failure and hormonal
imbalance for you.

Join a Helpful Study
Group

Study groups are good when in college although it’s not for everyone, if
you feel the need to then why not! Only be a part of a study group that will
help you study better, become sharper and is relevant to your course of study.

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