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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Top 38 General Study Tips & Study Skills For Studentas [part-2]

Top 38 General Study Tips & Study Skills For Students

Studying is something all students must do; It is especially important when you have a big exam coming up, that is why we have devised a cogent list of tips to help students study. Following this list, it will allow you to maximize your potential and achieve the best grade you can.

Top 38 General Study Tips & Study Skills For Students 

[part-2]

Study Tip 21: Get The Right Font

According to some psychologists at Princeton University, it is best to write study notes in the hard-to-read font as standard fonts such as Arial and Comic Sans are often skipped over. The logic behind that studies that were conducted was that if we find something easy to read, we tend to think we already know the material and skip over certain parts. However, make sure to not choose a font that is impossible to read, as you will still need to intake the information.


Study Tip 22: Blocking Programs

If you find it hard to use the computer without the urge to check Facebook or play a game, then we suggest that you download a program that will restrict these websites and games during the times you want to study at. This will ensure that you have complete focus during study times.


Study Tip 23: Pay Attention In Class

Make sure to pay attention in class and write down revision notes that you think will be helpful when you come to revise. This will make revision easier as when you come to do it, you won't be learning the whole topic from scratch- you will be building upon the knowledge you gained in class; this will help you remember the material better.


Study Tip 24: Eat Lots Of Fruit

Fruits can improve cognitive function in your brain and can help you focus. Avocado are a great fruit to help. Despite having a bad reputation for their fat content, avocados contain Vitamin K and can help you concentrate and focus. However, all fruit is good and has a similar function such as bananas, apples, and blueberries.


Study Tip 25: Use Blue Ink

Studies have shown that using blue ink is better for memorization as most documents are printed in black ink, however, it is noteworthy that this differs and depends on the student.


Study Tip 26: Use Certain Scents

During your study session, if you spray an unusual scent such as peppermint or lemon juice it will create a memory in your brain, this means that you can smell it before the exam and you should be able to recall the information you were revising in that study session. The same thing works for exotic flavors of chewing/bubble gum.


Study Tip 27: Write out the information.

Writing down information is a good way to get it into your memory, and repetition strengthens this process. Remember that writing something down once is equivalent to reading it 7 times.


Study Tip 28: Routine

Make sure to establish a good study routine, this is because over time your brain will be conditioned to studying at a certain time and studying will not need as much motivation as it once did. This can be achieved by making a revision timetable and sticking to it every day so you get in the rhythm of studying.


Study Tip 29: Read The Examiners' Report

The Examiners' report is a document often released after exams, and it contains an analysis of answers people gave to certain questions. The examiners leave notes of what was good about the answer, and what needs improving. This is an especially helpful resource as it lets you know what the examiners expect in an answer, and how they want them structured.


Study Tip 30: Do Homework Straight Away

Doing homework straight after school is a good strategy because it gett's it out the way and leaves more time for studying and then subsequently relaxation after. Also, try to do homework the night you get it to avoid even more stress.


Study Tip 31: Sit At The Front

Make sure to try and sit at the front of the class as it will stop distractions such as fiddling, doodling or going on your mobile phone. If there's not a seat at the front of the class, go to the second row, it is a good practice to not sit at the back of the class because it's easier to get distracted.


Study Tip 32: Enquire

You should try to be a pro-active learner and ask questions, this will not only improve your knowledge but it will it is a good trait to have and teachers/professors like initiative.


Study Tip 33: Don't Just Study Last Minute.

Cramming in the study when you haven't done any prior does not work because you're trying to remember a huge quantity of information at once, instead of taking the time to comprehend the material and for it to process properly in your brain. Make sure to start revision early and space out revision sessions.


Study Tip 34: Wake Up 1 Hour Before Study.

Make sure to wake up at least 1 hour before your first study session so your brain and body have a chance to wake up. This will hopefully give you a chance in the morning for some relaxation and breakfast before you study.


Study Tip 35: Green Tea

Drinking green tea whilst in a study session is a good idea as it contains theanine which helps reduce anxiety. Green tea also gives you a boost of energy that you may need at the end of the day when you've been studying a lot.


Study Tip 36: Save Articles And Videos

Using the application "pocket" you can save articles and videos and view them offline. This is great for when you're waiting in line or on the bus and will give you chance to view some study material on the fly, wherever you go.


Study Tip 37: Desk Plants

Consider buying a desk plant for your workplace, because despite their aesthetic appeal, studies have shown that they have psychological benefits too such as making you being able to concentrate more and be more productive. The study was conducted by a researcher at Exeter University, England and concluded people were 15% more productive when they had small houseplants. This is because people who engage with their surroundings are better workers.


Study Tip 38: Look At Cute Pictures

A study conducted by a Japanese researcher from Hiroshima University claims that looking at cute pictures of cats and dogs not only improves your mood but also helps you be more productive.

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