Study is meant to be a weapon that is very helpful in every turn of our life.
When we think of “studying,” we probably have similar things in our mind like long, endless hours sitting in the same spot, pouring over the same material, trying almost desperately to memorize it. These tedious study methods are often seen as tried and true, but at the same time no actual scientific evidence proving that they are true. Suppose your friend managed to get an A on a test they waited until the last minute to prepare for, but these should not be the study habits you apply on a regular basis. The reality is that, always studying in the same room, studying a single subject for long periods of time, and other often-shared study tips have actually been proven to be unhelpful.
So here I am going to give you some tips based on how you should study to gain good marks.
Never depend fully on gadgets or digital notes
Nowadays , students refer to hard copy more than soft copy as soft copy can’t be handy all the time. Learning from the hard copy have good impact on our brain and it does help to memorize the words or topics very efficiently.
Tablets and other eLearning media are convenient and portable, but research suggests that traditional print materials still have the upper hand when it comes to studying.
Music plays an important role
Well music have a great impact on our memory.Not to mention, listening to music may improve your mood and change your whole outlook about studying in general.
It calms our mind and helps to focus on our study with calm mind. Study with calm mind can be remembered for a very long time.
So take a break from your schedule and listen to some music.
Physical activeness is the key
Everyone one knows exercise helps your blood flow and flowing blood result in activeness of mind.
So, try doing some light cardio, like taking a 30 minute walk, few times a week. Ride your bicycle rather than taking public transit if you can. While studying, taking short breaks to walk around or do a few jumping jacks can keep your mind alert and blood pumping. The act of taking quick breaks is also important during studying, no matter how you spend them.
Fabricate your study through retention
It is a proven tip that if you keep losing memorized material, take a break, and retain your knowledge by teaching someone. By teaching someone else the material you’ve learned and studied, you’re really committing that material to memory, instead of just passively looking over it. Remember it, think of practical explanations and applications, and have a friend or family member sit through a mini-lesson, courtesy of you.
Change the location
Bored of study?? A change of scenery can help you because it improves learning and concentration abilities. Simply moving to a different room to study (or going a step further and learning amongst the great outdoors) could increase both your concentration and retention levels.
Take break and test yourself that how much knowledge you gained today? What’s the point if you forgot?, a test will help you with these questions.
Simply looking over your notes and textbook is important, but it’s not nearly as effective as testing yourself on the material. Try making some flashcards or even creating an online quiz to take.
Change of subjects
It has been said that studying a particular subject for a long period of time can result in you losing interest in that subject, it’s also not really helping you in the long run. Instead, alternate between studying different subjects during your study time. Spend 20-30 minutes on each thing, and take small breaks in between. This forces your brain to switch gears and stay alert, instead of falling into a lull from looking over the same material and using the same skills for too long at a time.