Effective Ways To Study

Being mentally organized and prepared for examinations will help you improve your performance. See how to effectively prepare and study for your exams in this article.

Updated by Sreelekha R K on 12th March 2020

Effective Ways To Study

Being mentally organized and prepared for examinations will help you improve your performance. When one starts studying effectively

Finding the best way to study is a never-ending process. Study smart, not hard. Last-minute preparation may help you score marks and clear exams but will definitely not be helpful in the future. Let’s discuss the important tips to study effectively.


Ways to Learn Faster

Here are a few tips that you can consider to make your study plan more effective and efficient.

Study Different Subjects

Different Subjects

Do not stick on to just one subject. It is proven that studying multiple subjects each day would help you remember things easily.

If you are preparing for maths, science, chemistry on the same day by allocating the time perfectly would help you prioritize your subjects and creates more interest within yourself.


Don't be a Multitasker

Multitaskers are not talented. It in fact reduce your productivity, it is basically not concentrating but being distracted on multiple things. You are not an effective student if you study, reply to the text message, check Facebook, call your friends, and do more at the same time.


KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED

Keeping Things Organized

Keeping things organized as in terms of project dates, assignments, tests is very important. Keeping everything sorted and planned will help you not to forget things at the end of the day. 

This also helps you prioritize your work and keep a check on how things impact others.


ATTENTION AND DISTRACTION

It is very important to pay attention to the professor in the class. One should have good listening skills. There will be no need to recite everything multiple times at home if you pay attention in the class.

Also, one should not be distracted in class. It is important to be aware of what is distracting in class and take measures to avoid those distractions. It may be a phone or a friend. Mostly it will be a phone as every student is on social media and wants to know everything happening around the world.


DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK DOUBTS

Hesitation

It is one of the drawbacks. Thinking about what others judge on your doubts, most of the students hesitate to clarify their doubts. It does not matter if your doubt is silly or rational, clarifying it will help you move forward or else one will get stuck there itself.


STUDY PLAN

Study Plan

It is important to make a study plan which helps you cope up with your studies. It will become much easier for you to understand the topics better. The study plan may include the plan regarding the place where you study. It is better to study in a quiet and pleasant place where there is no distraction from anyone or anything. Also, studying with a group of friends might help with a few people. But a few of them chose to study on their own which is also considered as one of the good ideas for effective study. Studying with a group of friends or fellow mates will lead to a discussion of study topics and helps in a better understanding of topics.


STUDY BREAKS

Study Breaks

Study breaks play an important role in the effective study. It helps you relax your mind and also helps you to concentrate more on your studies. Your brain needs rest. A study says that taking breaks while studying helps you focus on studies and increases your productivity. But all that matters here is how you utilize that study breaks you take. It doesn’t mean you can go watch tv or go for a party when we say take breaks as it ends up with a full stop for studying. Going for a walk or spending some time with your pet or listening to pleasant music and as such will help.


STUDY SMART, NOT HARD

Hard work is important but it is also important to think smart and work smart. While studying it is more important to make your own notes or key points which help you remember the topic. Repeating the same topics is not necessary once you understand the topic, so concentrate on what is being told. Concentration plays a very important role. Reviewing the key points marked every day will help you in remembering even the difficult topics. Make your note look good with highlighters. One should feel good when the book is opened. One should not feel it as a punishment while studying. Enjoy your studies.