Students confront many issues in their lives, and because of all of the challenges you deal everyday, it’s very difficult to concentrate on studying. And yet if you are in school, you have to do at least a little studying in order to grow from year to year.
The gold to effective studying it’s not in studying longer, but studying wiser. You can start studying wiser and smarter with these 3 proven and truly effective studying habits.
1: It matters how you approach your studying
So many people look at studying as a mandatory task, not an pleasure or opportunity to learn. That’s ok, but experts have found that how you approach something matters as much as what you do.
Sometimes you can not “force” yourself to be in the right spot, and it is during such times you should simply dodge studying. If you are (maybe) distracted by a relationship issue or finishing an essential project, then studying is just going to be a frustration for you. Come back when you are not obsessed by something else going on in your life.
2: The place you study is important
A lot of people make the mistake of studying in a place that don’t give you the right focus. Place with a lot of distractions makes it a poor study area. For an example,If you try and study in your dorm room, you may find your TV, computer or your roommate more interesting than the reading material you are trying to master.
The library is quiet area and good place where you can settle down and study. Search for multiple places on or of your campus – do not pick the first spot that you find “good enough” for your needs. Finding an perfect study place is very important, because it’s one you can count on for the next few years of your studying.
3: Start using memory games / mnemonic devices
Memory games known as mnemonic devices, are good methods for remembering pieces of information using a transparent association of some common words. Often people twist together words to form a nonsense sentence that is easy to remember.
The first letter of each word can then be used to stand for something else – the piece of information you’re trying to remember. This method don’t work for everyone, so if they start making you trouble, don’t use them.
Mnemonic devices are truly helpful, because you will start using your brain more to remember visual and active images than you do to remember only a list of items.
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