Some people are naturally studious and don’t need much help with studying– while others just don’t want to sit still for very long and find it very hard and boring to stick to! I’ve gathered a few hints and tidbits over the years that have helped me become a better student when it comes to studying. If you try a few of these, in no time not only will you find it easier to study, but your grades will improve dramatically by doing so.
Create a Study-Healthy Environment
There is no way you can study easily and well in a crowded bus station with tons of shouting, talking, and bustling. There’s just way too many distractions! While it may be hard to find the perfect study environment for some people at home, if you live close to a library, you’ll be in great hands! Find a place that’s quiet, with not many distractions. This way it’ll be easier to concentrate on what you’re trying to work on rather than the things going on around you.
Set a Time
While some people can study for six hours straight, it may not be realistic for everyone. Try working for about an hour and then take a ten to fifteen minute break. Find something that will work for you. Although breaks are important to have to keep you motivated to keep going (not to mention make it a little less dreadful), having a break every ten minutes will not help you accomplish anything you’re going for.
Make sure you have all the supplies you need for your work. Bring a computer (if you have one, or study at the library or some place with computer access), a calculator, dictionary, thesaurus, extra pencils, anything you need. This way nothing will stand in your way when you’re trying to work, and it’ll prevent you from making additional unnecessary breaks.
Listen to Music
While some people may love heavy metal, it’s hardly possible to concentrate well when you have background screaming so loud you can’t even heard yourself think. Find some classical music that you like. Mozart, Bach, Brahms, or anything you can find. Classical music has been proven to improve IQ levels. It’s also a great way to get inspired in your studies.
You can do anything if you put your mind to it. It’s so important to get good grades in high school and college! You’ll have better jobs and higher pay because of it after you graduate. While you aren’t always going to want to study and do your homework, why not and try to make it as easy and pleasant possible?