Still can’t figure out how some of your peers manage to excel at studying and still don’t miss out on social life or sleeping? There’s nothing extraordinary about it and they aren’t using any super-pills to boost their abilities, I assure you. It’s just that they know and practice something that others don’t. That’s the whole difference! Know that you shouldn’t sacrifice studying for exciting student’s life or vice a versa. Practice these five smart tips and your student life will bring you much more joy!
- Make planning a daily routine
Making daily, weekly and monthly plans is a must if you want to be successful not just in studying but also in life. If you don’t plan your time, than everything will happen chaotically and you will find yourself in a situation when you can’t find the time for the things you need to do. Put classes in your schedule, academic assignment and plans that you have outside the academic life. Plan more time for studying after classes, because for most students it’s the most valuable time when they can boost their academic stamina. If you don’t fail to follow your schedule on a daily basis, you will notice that your life gets more and more organized.
- Get rid of all distractions
There are people who can memorize the whole page after reading it only a couple of times, even when the bombs are falling outside. Unfortunately most people don’t fall into this category and they need to work on their concentration and memory. Very smart trick to boost your concentration is to create the atmosphere where you are less prone to get distracted. Get rid of your phone, turn of the wi-fi if you don’t need it at the moment, close the door and even the window if outside noise distracts you. You will finish your studying sessions earlier and they will be more effective if you will minimize the number of distractions while you study.
- Prefer preparation to inspiration
In the academic world, relying on the inspiration only leads to poor grades and huge amount of stress. It’s not that inspiration isn’t important – it plays huge role both in the educational process and in our life. But if you need to choose between the two – inspiration or preparation, choose the latter. Make preparing for the classes your habit and don’t wait for the moments of inspiration when the desire to study awakens itself. Sometimes these moments just don’t come.
- Carry a notebook with you, always
Making notes can ease your life significantly. If you write down the main points from the lecture it will be much easier for you to understand the main ideas of the topic and prepare for the next class.
- Revise, revise, revise
It’s a simple, yet very efficient exercise. If you spend 5-10 minutes revising the yesterday’s material, it will be much easier for you to memorize it and prepare for the tests ahead of the time.
Remember that if you don’t develop good studying habits, the bad ones will conquer you automatically. So, take your academic life in your hands, use these tips and thrive!