Juggling between family, play, social life and school can be difficult for students. For this reason, it is important for them maximize their study time. Here are six ways students can do to make the best use of their limited time.
1. Choose the best time to study:
Many people study only when they have the time. But unfortunately, this might not be the best way to choose our study time. Some people are better when they study in the evening, afternoon or morning. Whenever possible, we should study when we are at our best. By studying at these periods, we could effectively maximize our study time and perform really well. There’s no use of studying if we are overly tired.
2. Choose an ideal location:
Many people love to study at home because it is a convenient location. Unfortunately, home could also be a location full with distractions. Students should define places where they can study well and they are not necessarily homes. Some students can still study well with little background noise, so they should consider the local library.
3. Use note cards:
Note cards allow us to study whenever we have free time. We could put multiple note cards in our pockets or purse. As an alternative, we could put some learning material in simple text file in the computer and transfer it to our smartphone. We will be amazed with how much studying we can achieve by just waiting in a queue or elevator. Simple e-book reader app with bookmarks could really help us to study with mobile devices.
4. Manage procrastination:
Many students tend to procrastinate when they are facing major test. They could see that it is necessary to study a large quantity of material that they intentionally or intentionally avoid the actual studying process. We shouldn’t see the actual studying session as something dreadful. In fact, it is possible to break a large studying project into small, manageable chunks that we can handle easily each day.
As an example, if we need to learn three 500-page textbooks in one month, we can allocate one day to summarize information on 100 pages. By performing quick scanning to find most important details, we should be able to complete this mini task in three hours. In general, it is possible to end procrastination by breaking up studying projects.
5. Always reward ourselves:
One essential factor to perfect studying is by thinking positively about ourselves. We don’t need to wait to reward ourselves after we get good grades. In fact, we can make tiny celebrations after we reach daily study goals.
6. Take breaks:
People are not robots and they need rest and distractions to perform well. We should relax our mind by taking breaks regularly. This will give our body and mind the time to rejuvenate. When taking a break, we should stretch a bit and walk around to vary our physical activities. This could help us to refocus our mind when we return.