Monday, August 29, 2011

Survival Guide to Studying

I'm sure all of us have been hit with a wave of exhaustion now that we're back in school. This exhaustion is due to several things, whether it be that boring homeroom teacher or those tedious after school activities. With all that is going on now, the worst thing that we as students have to deal with is that first exam of the year and the many more to come. If you're a procrastinator like me, studying becomes pretty difficult, simply because it's so BORING! Here are a few helpful hints that have helped me to study without passing out:

1. Instead of waiting until the last minute to cram every bit of information in your brain, try studying small sections each night a week or two in advance from the exam. Not only will you spend less time studying, you will also remember more.

2. Music can also help. When we study for long periods of time, we get tired easily, causing us to pay less attention to what we're reviewing. By listening to music with a constant beat or rhythm, we can keep a steady pace studying.

3. Quizzing our peers and friends before a test can also help us to remember the material ourselves. As we talk, we also reinforce and reassure ourselves with the right information.

I'm sure these tips will make studying much easier and it may even improve grades. It will also prevent this from happening:

(This is me "studying" for an AP exam two years ago)

Happy Studying:))

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