Making the most of your study time

1. Study At The Right Time

Everyone has their time of productivity. No matter what anybody else says, once you know that sweet spot, stick it down in your timetable asa designated study time.

This helps to create a sense of routine and often limit susceptibility to distraction.

2. Try Active Studying

Active studying is proven to be extremely effective in terms of aiding wit revision. I have written a post on this already, but the importance of asking yourself questions and writing down summaries as you study cannot be understated.

Clarify what you would like to learn before you start. Write down some questions that you would like answered. Try explaining the concept as if you were discussing it to a 4 year old when you are done.

3. Eat Properly

Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach is growling. Have healthy snacks while you study, but make sure they’re prepared in advance so you don’t spend too much time away from your work. More time away means more opportunity to be distracted!

4. Create A Timetable

Always breakdown your time into manageable chunks of subjects. A plan with no action leads to no action in the plan. You must know what subjects you are to do and what sub categories within these subjects that you want completed by the time that you clock out.

Try to plan a month in advance and apply the plan rigorously as to what you want to do each week.

5. Have A Designated Study Area

Whether it’s the kitchen table or the desk in your bedroom, create an area to study that is a designated study zone. Try to reserve your bed for sleeping and avoid studying in it (it can be all too easy to take a nap!). Most importantly, keep your study space clean and organized so you can put more time into studying (and less trying to find a pen that works).


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