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"To study you need to be in a quiet room alone. That means no TV or radio or even talking on your phone to friends. Study for at least 25 minutes a day until that big, scary test comes. Good luck."
     
  Joe P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Canton , Michigan, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"When I study, I go on AIM and review things with my friends. It's a really fun way to study. It also can be a lot more fun than studying by yourself."
     
  Holly E.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"If you take good notes, then you can study your notes instead of the whole chapter in a book. Most likely everything you need to know for the test or quiz will be in the notes you take. You don't need to memorize the whole chapter."
     
  Kate C.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can't get rid of them."
     
  Alexis Nachatilo  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do."
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"You should be physically, mentally, and emotionally focused. Try to stay alert to what you read. Be positive and tell yourself 'This is fun and I will learn something from it.' Learning never hurts."
     
  Jennivie Rulete Peter  
  College Student  
  Philippines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"In studying your lesson you must be in full concentration so that it is easy for you to analyze and understand."
     
  Merla Lynne O.  
  Student, First Year  
  Bacolod, Philippines  
  10/16/2007  
     
"If you have an abnormally hard time concentrating on your work, it can be worth it to consult a doctor. Sometimes undiagnosed medical conditions can create symptoms similar to an attention deficit disorder."
     
  Stephanie E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/22/2007  
     
"Study in several small sessions. Don't cram!"
     
  Alisha K.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada  
  9/11/2007  
     
"Go to a room where there are no distractions, like music or TV. Concentrate on what you are studying and try to not let your mind wander."
     
  Rachael Koteras  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Spring , Texas, USA  
  5/20/2007  
     
"Just go to your teacher and say to her/him what you really don't get! Do not be afraid if you he/she does not like you. Just go up to them and say what you don't get."
     
  Stevie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Eastchester, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Take the time you need when you do a test."
     
  Rob T.  
  Other, Info Needer  
  Genoa , Illinois, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"The worst place to study is on your bed. You can get too comfortable and not pay attention to your work. It is also not good to study around electronics such as computers, televisions, and radios. This is because you might get distracted and again pay more attention to the electronics than your work. Also before a test or exam eat a healthy meal and get plenty of sleep the week of the test so your body is used to going to bed at a specific time. Follow these tips and good luck!"
     
  Samantha Rocha  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  7/18/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Instead of waiting until the last minute to start on your report, the day you get the assignment brainstorm and write a rough draft to give to your teacher and have him correct it. Then ask another teacher to correct over what your teacher corrected and then rewrite your paper using the help of the two different teachers. I guarantee you will get a good grade. It worked for me and it will sure enough work for you."
     
  Shaqwana Lipscomb  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Adelanto, California, USA  
  8/11/2007  
     
"Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!"
     
  Simon Mann  
  Parent  
  New York City, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Read your notes through at least twice to get the full understanding. Then from what you have read try putting it in your own words. That way you can easily remember the information you have read."
     
  Chrissonia Clarke  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Portland, Jamaica  
  4/12/2007  
     
"If it is a multiple choice question, 'X' out the answers you know are wrong."
     
  Kathy S.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Greensboro, Minnesota, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"You must take your mind off the TV and more on the books so you can go to high school."
     
  Bridget Sweney  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Bayonne, New Jersey, USA  
  5/27/2007  
     
"Get lots of sleep."
     
  Janay Clark  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Memphis, Tennessee, USA  
  8/20/2007  
     
"Studying can be hard and I know that because I have to study a lot for my Ohio achievement tests. So if you need help do a little at a time. Study for about 1 hour to 1:30 mins. Take notes in class and pay more attention. I hope my tips are helpful to you and remember to study a little at a time."
     
  Breanne B.  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Cincinatti, Ohio, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Make index cards with notes that you take in class."
     
  Meghan R.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Darien, Connecticut, USA  
  11/20/2007  
     
"What I do to study is I use note cards. I find this a lot easier than any other way possible. If you are a visual learner this is for you. You can use different colors so that you remember things from the colors. I don't know if this will work for you but it works for me."
     
  Brittany Thornton  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Dayton, Ohio, USA  
  4/10/2007  
     
"Study at least two weeks before the exam. Buy exercise books for all the subjects you are preparing for and for each topic. Create mindmaps -- they really help! I also suggest getting plenty of rest before the big day. If it's a high school maths exam, I suggest doing as many past papers and textbook work as possible. The more questions you do, the better you get."
     
  R. T.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/10/2007  
     
"I like to study every day for one hour after school (homework doesn't count). I take 3 minute breaks every 15 minutes. This helps me concentrate and focus better. Studying helps for tests, homework, and even upcoming events."
     
  Jack M.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Redwater, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"1. Do homework right away so you don't worry about getting it done. 2. Do your best. 3. Don't slack off, it only gets harder. 4. Try to get your work done in class when you have the chance. 5. Always ask questions no matter what everyone might think, because they have the same questions."
     
  Kayla Stevenson  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA  
  8/14/2007  
     
"Believe in yourself and that you can do what you are trying to do. Don't let anyone or anything distract you. Explain to family members that you are trying to study and want them to respect that! Don't stress! Stressing is the worst thing possible and will distract you from what you are doing. By the end of your study session you will have forgotten everything. Remember to take short breaks."
     
  Emma H.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Codsall, England, United Kingdom  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Tests, Quizzes, and Exams are normal for classtime. Study at least 30 minutes per day. It can help you so you don't need to cram for a test."
     
  Jasmine Ligacion  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/28/2007  
     
"Wake up early before sunrise when the air is fresh and your mood is good. Open the window and read what you studied the day before and have a coffee if you like. This way you will remember everything you have studied all semester, and you won't be late for school."
     
  Leen Daoud  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Amman, Jordan  
  7/18/2007  
     
"I try and make up my own test, and then take it. It really gets things into your mind."
     
  Katie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Carmel, California, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard, and pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Just read everything over first. After you've read it, go back and get the key ideas out, jot them down, take notes. Answer questions that are at the end of each idea if it's in your textbook. Never be around TVs or radios. Stay AWAY from your ipod and cell phone. These will only distract you and cause you to not be able to concentrate. Just focus and take notes on only what you need, not everything, and go over it all at least twice."
     
  Jordan Boliuam  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  12/28/2007  
     
"Make Flashcards."
     
  K. S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Omaha, Nebraska, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Make sure the place you study is always quiet."
     
  Frank Catanzaro  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Cranston, Rhode Island, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"I study every half an hour for ten minutes. This gives my brain a good workout but does not let it become too tired."
     
  Abi Seddon  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Dominican Republic  
  5/8/2007  
     
"The best way to answer multiple choice questions is to read the questions first. Then you can understand. I read the questions first so I can understand what I'm looking for."
     
  Tamika Walker  
  Student, Adult level  
  Richmond, California, USA  
  7/20/2007  
     
"Don't talk during class!"
     
  Shelby M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Combine, Texas, USA  
  8/13/2007  
     
"What I have found helpful is that if you are like me and can't get enough of your mp3 player, record yourself reciting the notes... and then put it on your mp3 player and listen to it. It really helps."
     
  Jazz S.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Sydney, USA  
  7/8/2007  
     
"Always make time to study and do your homework."
     
  Angela Fan  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Woodland, California, USA  
  10/19/2007  
     
"I try to study in short blocks with breaks in between than to study for long, undisturbed periods at a time. I remember things much better and I can concentrate really well!"
     
  Aaron Park  
  Student, Year 12  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  9/22/2007  
     
"It all depends on what kind of learner you are. Once you have this figured out you will be able to study in the most effective manor. I personally need to study in a space with no noise or no distractions (this includes food). Pictures also help me out a lot. Make notes on the topic you are studying and review them over a number of days. Don't wait until the last minute! Pace yourself!"
     
  Alex P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Calgary, Canada  
  5/18/2007  
     
"I take notes during class and review them every night so that when a test comes, I don't have to cram my brain and not get enough sleep for the test."
     
  Samantha S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"If you are in need to study vocabulary, flashcards are the way to go. Also, if you are a visual learner, flashcards help too."
     
  Madison A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charleston, South Carolina, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"If you are studying for a test, study a little bit of information every night."
     
  Lexy A.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Darien, Connecticut, USA  
  11/20/2007  
     
"Whenever you think that you are not able to concentrate in your studies, never lose hope and have some time to relax. Study well."
     
  Dakshit Sampat  
  Student, 12th  
  Rajkot, India  
  9/4/2007  
     
"Practice with as many past papers as possible. If you don't know the answer, look for it your textbooks and notes."
     
  Safa I.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Colombo, Sri Lanka  
  4/13/2007  
     
"Use picture clues."
     
  Alex F.  
  Student, 2007  
  Weston, Florida, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Concentration is the key to success while preparing for an examination."
     
  Raja S.  
  Student, Second MBA  
  Madurai, India  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Concentration is very important. If you are reading a book and your mind wanders someplace else, I think it is a waste of time. Try to clear your mind first before you start reading."
     
  Tommy Long  
  NULL  
  Johor Bharu, Malaysia  
  5/29/2007  
     
"I try to keep a control over my diet before a few days of the test. This helps in my thinking process. I drink a lot of water and try to do meditation. I also discuss my study chapters and the main idea of the chapter with my family members, which helps me in remembering important information."
     
  Vibhuti Vaishnav  
  Student, Graduate 2007  
  Boone, North Carolina, USA  
  5/28/2007  
     
"Students must study without distraction of mind. They must study a minimum of two hours to a maximum of four hours a day. They must make a habit of studying daily. They must have a definite place or a spot to study. Before studying they must meditate a minimum five minutes to maximum ten minutes. If they follow these suggestions, they will score very very good marks for sure. Try these and see the difference in you and your studies."
     
  Nityaa Anand  
  Student, A1 Grade In All Years  
  Chennai, India  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!"
     
  H. G.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Chicago, Illinois, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"Always push yourself and explore your limits. See if you can study harder, understand things faster, write faster and calculate faster. Try not to use the calculator. Prepare notes so that you can look at them easily and fast before an exam. At exam, always think that you're here to show the teachers what you've got, not the other way around. Best of luck!"
     
  Mohit Khan  
  Student, 2nd Year, Honours  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  12/29/2007  
     
"Be sure to highlight important concepts in your textbooks. Make flashcards to review them and take the flashcards with you everywhere."
     
  Keladry Anne Hansen  
  Student, College  
  Quebec City, Quebec, Canada  
  5/13/2007  
     
"When you prepare to take a test or quiz, my study tip is to study about thirty minutes to one hour every single day. I usually read over my notes and study my vocabulary if needed. If you are stuck on how you can study, you can always count on how-to-study.com. Remember my tip: study at least thirty minutes to one hour each day and you will do swell and your mind won't be filled with anxiety and worry, but will be tranquil, placid, and serene."
     
  Triet Tran  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Katy, Texas, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Study in a very quiet place. You may listen to music or put flowers in front of you while you are studying as this might help you to relax and concentrate more!"
     
  Heba El Mohandes  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Cairo, Egypt  
  8/23/2007  
     
"The best thing I've done is write information onto coloured paper (different colours for different subjects) and sellotaped them to the outside of my glass shower wall so while I am having a shower I read the information. It's amazing how much you take in without realizing."
     
  Catherine Gerrie  
  Student, Year 13-7th Form  
  Feilding, New Zealand  
  8/27/2007  
     
"Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break."
     
  Andrew H.  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Jamestown, USA Military  
  7/8/2007  
     
"Music triggers memory. Listen to your favorite tunes while studying. Just keep the music low!"
     
  LJ Jackson  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Berlin, Ohio, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Write in different colored pens/pencils. Put on some soft calm music so if you're going crazy you can just stop and be calm and then come back to studying after a song or two. Just be calm and make sure you've eaten before you start studying."
     
  Jen H.  
  Student, 8th Grader  
  Milan, Michigan, USA  
  6/16/2007  
     
"Study in a quiet place."
     
  Gabrielle MacDonald  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Kingston, Ontario, Canada  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts."
     
  Ian Capuyan  
  Student, LCCB 1st Yr  
  Talisay, Philippines  
  10/12/2007  
     
"Sticky Notes are a really good way to organize notes in a binder. You can rearrange them, use them as tab dividers or flag important information."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Do not hold back. Ask for help!"
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"We forget things we dislike. So to remember what you have studied, try to put in complete interest into it. We mostly never forget our favorite movie lines or the lyrics of our favorite song. Make studying something like that, in that way you can score really well!"
     
  Manasa P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  6/29/2007  
     
"Stop studying when you are no longer being productive. In an hour, study for 50 minutes then break for 10 minutes."
     
  Sheena Mann  
  Student, High School Year 1  
  Makati, Philippines  
  5/9/2007  
     
"To study well: (1) Don't think about the outcome of studying, continue studying even if it is very hard to understand or practice; (2) Read this website carefully and do it now."
     
  Hasan Lanka  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bandaragama, Sri Lanka  
  8/21/2007  
     
"Notes are vital for studying. A great tip on writing notes is to write in colourful pens as it would attract your attention to read. But, keep to a few colours. Make sure you leave S P A C E S so it's not messy. It's also very helpful to draw diagrams in your notes so the page wouldn't look so dull. Lastly, and the MOST important, READ your notes regularly!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/26/2007  
     
"I study at home to make sure I have self-discipline."
     
  Edrian Deocampo  
  Student, Lcc Bacolod 1st Yr.  
  Talisay City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"Read your notes!"
     
  Hana Kaleb  
  Student  
  Dublin, Ireland  
  4/26/2007  
     
"If you are studying for a test, please do not study the day before the test, because you will only know 5 percent of what you have studied... so study everyday at least half an hour a day. Good luck."
     
  Alice H.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  6/10/2007  
     
"If you are studying for your final exam, what you have to do is sit somewhere comfy, and organize your stuff. Then get to studying. What you have to do is read over what you have over and over aloud. It works. If you are stressed, study for an hour or two straight and then take a 15-20 minute break and get back."
     
  Nicole Penner  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New York, USA  
  6/24/2007  
     
"When I am tired of studying, I would look back at my goals. This way, I can motivate myself again to reach them."
     
  Angel Lavidos  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  8/26/2007  
     
"A good way to study is to make CORNELL NOTES or C-NOTES. A C-NOTE is a note where you fold a paper 3/4 across. On the left side you write a question and on the right side you write the answer and you fold it and quiz yourself. And if you choose to, on the bottom you can write a summary on what you have learned about."
     
  Tigger M.  
   
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"I have to study with nothing but my study material around me. So, I go somewhere with nothing on the walls."
     
  Kristen D.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  El Dorade, Arkansas, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Never take studies as a burden. Study once a day whenever you feel like it but with full concentration. Make up your mind to study the long and tough lessons first, and the short and easy ones at the end."
     
  Afshan Naz  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  
  9/16/2007  
     
"Eat a well balanced breakfast and have enough sleep. This will help you stay more focused."
     
  Stephanie T.  
  Student, GED (2008)  
  Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA  
  12/7/2007  
     
"A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you'll pay more attention."
     
  Kyle J.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  4/30/2007  
     
"Everyone is different. Find out what ways are best for you and do these. You are not a fool if someone's tips are not working for you. Music is mentioned as an aid. It definitely is a no no for me. I end up performing."
     
  Liam M.  
  Student, College  
  Letterkenny, Ireland  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Try to remember the key points in the book. This helps you to review more quickly and effectively. The most important thing is, you need to take notes in class. Some of the things that the teacher talks about in class are not in the book."
     
  Chan Christy  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Hong Kong, Hong Kong  
  5/11/2007  
     
"When I study, I play classical music to keep me focused on my work (it really helps). Another thing that promises success is putting the most needed information on flash cards. and reviewing it over and over until i fully remember every piece of the information. Also I would stay away from the TV for about 2 hours so you don't get brainwashed and forget everything."
     
  Helen Harper  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Beverly Hills, California, USA  
  8/10/2007  
     
"DO NOT LEAVE STUDYING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! I cannot stress that enough. I often leave studying until the the night before and I always get a lower then when I start studying a week before. My best study tip is to get on computer and type up all your notes, then print them and study from them. By doing all this you get a lot more information in your head."
     
  Sophie B.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Mackay, Australia  
  6/20/2007  
     
"If you have a hard time comprehending a certain subject, turn to other resources such as magazines, encyclopedias, etc. Also, a full-time schedule helps you stay on track, and it can help you go to bed at a decent time (if you have a decent time on your schedule, of course.)"
     
  Alicia Adams  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  4/28/2007  
     
"If you are lying on your bed and you are too lazy to work, then try to stand up, prepare your homework things, and start working because no one will be behind you to tell you do your homework ok get busy."
     
  Laura W.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  
  3/22/2007  
     
"Study with a clock!"
     
  Justin M.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  London, Kentucky, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Always come into your class with a smile on your face and be ready for all the information that your teacher has to offer to you. Yeah it can get hard sometimes but keep going and you will make it through the class!"
     
  Amber Swanson  
  Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"You need to study every day of the week if you expect to pass to the next grade and go on to college. No college will accept you if you don't have the grades. You need an 'A' average to get into college. So it's important to study, study, study, study."
     
  Stephen P.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"When reading a text, start with the table of contents. Frame the text's contents by first reviewing the outline of the work. Then read the preface, chapter introductions, and appendices. Understand the conclusions the author draws from his or her research and evaluation. Lastly, read the chapters you have been assigned. The text's details will make more sense and are likely to be better remembered if they are understood in context."
     
  David Murphy  
  Teacher, College / University  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/15/2007  
     
"I like teaching methods of studying. I imagine that I am teaching someone. Usually what I do is I look in the mirror and teach my own reflection. I teach not what is given in the book, but what I understood of it."
     
  Chippy Devasia  
  Student, Doing Graduation  
  Kotayam, India  
  5/21/2007  
     
"Keep a notebook to write down all assignments and homework with their due dates. As you finish with an assignment mark it off your list. You should also keep a handy snack nearby when studying, such as an apple or plum."
     
  Tyronda Jackson  
  Student, College Freshman  
  Durant, Mississippi, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"Always focus and know what is ahead of you. In whatever you do you must always keep in mind that your career comes first and that to achieve your goal you have to study very hard."
     
  Samuel Wallace  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  6/17/2007  
     
"I always try to copy all my notes more than once and underline something if my teachers say something more then once. It really helps!"
     
  Jessica B.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Austin, Texas, USA  
  8/1/2007  
     
"If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!"
     
  Julia B.W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies."
     
  Mary Jane Sevelleno  
  Student, 1st Yr College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/25/2007  
     
"Make a little quiz for yourself of all of your notes and see how you do. Now get studying!"
     
  Brade P.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  KW, Ontario, Canada  
  11/26/2007  
     
"Use colour! Different colours for different points and stuff like that. Colour makes things stand out so they're easier 2 remember! Also draw pictures. Use certain pictures for certain points etc. Be creative, make it as fun as you can."
     
  Anna H.  
  Student, Year 12  
  Dargaville, New Zealand  
  11/21/2007  
     
"Do not learn by heart. You should understand first and you should also know the main points. Talk with yourself. Be the teacher yourself. I mean explain to yourself on a white board or on a paper. Work according to your syllabus."
     
  Suraj Motee  
  Student, A level  
  Long Mountain, Mauritius  
  4/13/2007  
     
"When taking a test, if you get stuck, don't sit there and wait to think of the answer. Go on and see the other ones you can solve! If you don't, you may not finish the test."
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"I study in a place that makes me feel at peace such as my sun porch or in a church. Sitting on the grass and putting a blanket on the nice warm grass, I get lots of reading done. Studying this way is peaceful and quiet, and nature has a way of making you feel good."
     
  Devon M.  
  Student, College  
  Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA  
  3/26/2007  
     
"If there is something you always like to do (e.g., watching T.V.), do it. You will totally be more focused. Because if you don't you'll be telling yourself you're bored and that's not good. Plus an elementary teacher or principal told my mother to do that for me. It Works For Me. Try it!"
     
  Kayla Covington  
  Student, College  
  Honoluu, Hawaii, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"I am only in year eight and have school every single day of the week. This means more homework than I can handle. My tip is practice, practice, practice, and more PRACTICE, trying to avoid TV and the computer. Buy books or ask for extra tutoring. It really helped me and I improved a lot. So just sit down and do work, work, WORK. If you are on holiday you might as well work too. But try to eat healthy and become active to have the strength to do the impossible!"
     
  Maria Zhang  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  4/17/2007  
     
"Find a good place to study free from distractions."
     
  Anthony Gutierrez  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bernalilo, New Mexico, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!"
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you."
     
  Gloria G.  
  Student, 2007  
  Witchita, Kansas, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
"I'm going to give you the shortcut to good results - Read, Read, Read (in a systematic way). This year I got super hit A plus and all I had to do was read. When you read, even if your mind is flying try to concentrate. Even if you find it hard to focus, just sit with your book. Eventually you'll find out that you are extremely attentive. Also, don't waste much time. It's very unwise."
     
  Justin Junaid  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  8/30/2007  
     
"When you study a chapter for an exam, review it frequently until the time of the exam, even if the exam is a year away. You don't need to review the whole chapter, but you can review only the skeleton of the chapter. Use mnemonics to remember information presented in the form of numbers and other difficult information you frequently forget."
     
  Ahmad Solaiman  
  Postgraduate Physician  
  Mansoura, Egypt  
  4/3/2007  
     
"Start studying about half a year before the tests. But the week before the test, go on holiday and relax. After all, its only a test!"
     
  Tess Coopeey  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"My study tip is to not schedule anything the night before a test or quiz. It's much better to stay home and study than to fail a test or quiz that is probably a big part of your grade."
     
  Kayla Mendiola  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Ft. Carson, Colorado, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"KSQ3RO: Know what you are to study. Survey what you need to study. Form questions to answer from studying. Read. Recite to yourself. Sit on your book so you don't peek. Review several times. Overlearn - Continue learning even after you know the material so you will be learning for the long term."
     
  James Bell  
  Teacher, College  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/10/2007  
     
"When doing experiments, labs, or activities in a classroom, teachers will often ask for a report of some sort. These reports are almost always good study notes, especially if you put a lot of effort into them. Therefore, it is important to put as much detail into these (and other assignments) to make sure you understand the topic. It is very likely that some teachers will move on to other material once the reports have been handed in."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"You have to solve as many questions as you can after studying your lesson to help you keep information in your mind as long as you can. I know it is so boring but it works."
     
  Fatma H.  
  Student, 11 Grade  
  Cairo, Egypt  
  8/6/2007  
     
"This may sound weird but pretend you are teaching someone what you are studying. Say the words out loud! If you are able to explain it you know your stuff."
     
  Laura A.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada  
  11/5/2007  
     
"I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying."
     
  Samantha Barrett  
  Student, Grade 9  
  Vernon, British Columbia, Canada  
  9/17/2007  
     
"Not only study very hard, but study smart."
     
  Anjali Edwin  
  Student, Form 4  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  11/14/2007  
     
"When I do not feel like studying, I just start thinking about great persons like Albert Einstein who are examples of genius. This gives me inspiration to study."
     
  Vishwash Batra  
  Student, S.A.I School  
  Patiala, India  
  6/3/2007  
     
"When you need to study any topic, manage your time as follows: (a) have enough time to read the topic (b) give yourself time to understand what your read (c) make time to revise what you read."
     
  Mohamed Salah  
  Second year medical student  
  Ismalia, Egypt  
  4/11/2007  
     
"When I have to study for a science, spelling, math, or social studies test, I make a song out of my test. It really helps if you always sing the test song over and over while you study. I got an A on my last science test. GOOD LUCK."
     
  Jose Sanchez  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Hutchinson, Kansas, USA  
  6/21/2007  
     
"Be focused. Don't be distracted by a boyfriend because he is only for a time now. Your education comes first. Making your parents proud is the best thing you will ever do in your life to show your appreciation for their being there for you and always guiding you and paying your school bills, etc. Remember, be focused and speak out for your rights."
     
  Cassita Prince  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"When you study make it into a game. I learn better if it is fun. So try having fun but studying at the same time."
     
  Mekayla Stockbridge  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Bradley, Arkansas, USA  
  5/23/2007  
     
"Patience and perseverance are the essentials for success in an examination."
     
  Raja S.  
  Student, Second MBA  
  Madurai, India  
  4/1/2007  
     
"Study hard with no distractions."
     
  Mario Vazquel  
  Parent  
  San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico  
  11/20/2007  
     
"The best time to study is in the night, so make sure you have a nap when you come home from school. Then in the night, when the place is cool and quiet, you can then concentrate soley on your work. Always have writing material with you while you study so you can write down necessary questions and information."
     
  Travis S.  
  Student, High School  
  Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago  
  8/29/2007  
     
"The best way to study is that when you study something in class, make notes of it when you go home. This will help you in the exams. You will be able to learn directly from the notes but make sure that you make the notes from the main points."
     
  Rida Mehtab  
  Student, 8th Grade/O'Levels II  
  Rawalpindi, Pakistan  
  5/26/2007  
     
"It's hard to resist a phone call from a friend when you're studying something boring, but chances are, your friend should be studying at about the same time you are. Reminding them of this during free time may help to keep them on track and from interrupting you as well."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Studying at night is really good because at night the atmosphere is silent. Take some snacks with coffee and listen to music. Don't think that there are a lot of pages you have to complete. Just read and learn one by one."
     
  Shanu Kalra  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Delhi, India  
  9/9/2007  
     
"Build a study base of your own references. Make your own reference and use a notebook you can share with your friends. It is easy to go through these before an exam starts."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, Sec 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/13/2007  
     
"Always pay good attention in class so you could take good notes so you could have them if you are going to take a test and you could study the notes too."
     
  Rickey Smith  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Evanston, Illinois, USA  
  4/9/2007  
     
"I find it very helpful and useful to write information down on a bit of coloured card and cut to size and stick in on my wall. The reason why I find it helpful is because the colour attracts my attention and also helps remind me of the bit of information I need to remember. Try it girls and boys. It might be very helpful."
     
  Sarah D.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  LONDON, United Kingdom  
  6/12/2007  
     
"If you study a topic many times you can understand the topic and even remember the topic in your brain. I usually do this in the morning."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, SEC 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/16/2007  
     
"To concentrate in class don't get distracted."
     
  Lily Mandas  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
  12/6/2007  
     
"Get something to eat and drink before you start to study. Then after you eat take a bathroom break. Once you're done with that get your books together and start studying."
     
  Stacey L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whitney, Texas, USA  
  7/30/2007  
     
"If you are taking big tests like the MSA or HSA, it's important to stay calm and not freak out. Make no stray marks on your test. Do not cheat or lie about cheating."
     
  Terra J.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"I know this sounds weird, but when you study turn some music on, like the kind without any words, just piano like orchestra. Have you ever seen Baby Einstein's? They always have music like that because it helps children learn more. Trust Me It Works!"
     
  Jessica Cheek  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Blakely, Georgia, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"You're smart, you're well-educated, but there's ALWAYS ways to improve. A good breakfast is one of the answers. Don't just snatch a chocolate bar or a drink can. Those who do that perform equivalent as average 70-year-olds. Plus, have a good sleep. You need some time to process - memories. Sure, you need to race time (to study), but stop once in a while. And I mean, ONCE IN A WHILE."
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/28/2007  
     
"Make sure you are somewhere that no one will disturb you and unplug the phone so no one will call you when you are studying."
     
  Shana Heighton  
  Student, 2007  
  Newport News, Virginia, USA  
  5/15/2007  
     
"I study my lesson in a place where I can focus, a silent place. I go to a place like my school library. I make sure I undestand everything I wrote in my notebook, and I always review my notes. I keep on reviewing everytime I arrive in the house and when I have free time I also study. There's always a time for study. Just study hard - it's for your education."
     
  Jennifer Joy Au ngon  
  Student, LCC-B/ CHM 1,1st Yr  
  Bacolod City, Qatar  
  10/10/2007  
     
"We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts."
     
  Ravi Malhotra  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  7/22/2007  
     
"Studying is good. Use your resource books and your notes, but don't let studying take over all your time!"
     
  Mercedes Mooers  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"When you are trying to study make sure you are calm. If you are studying or cramming things at the last minute make sure you are calm or else you will forget everything when you are doing your test."
     
  Andre Abraham  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"When it is time to study you need to turn off your cell phone or anything else. When you are studying, you need your own personal space and no one to interrupt you. For example, if one of your friends comes to your house asking if you can play, don't stop studying. Tell your friend 'No, I can't. I'm studying for a really important test. Talk to you later.' Tell your friends you are studying and need quiet time."
     
  Mercedes Young  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!"
     
  Taylor Harris  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Believe in yourself! Take action! Never give up! Do your best!"
     
  Bob Tang  
  Student, Year 4  
  Singapore  
  5/7/2007  
     
"When you have brothers and sisters close your bedroom door and maybe turn on some music if music doesn't bother you. Then just focus on your work and study for at least an hour and then take a half hour break. Then go back and study for another hour and so on."
     
  Jessica Beckley  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/17/2007  
     
"Write down vocabulary words on post-it notes and then post them up around the house or places in your house that you come to a lot. Then whenever you go by use the post-it note like you would a vocabulary notecard."
     
  Fleur P.  
  Student, 9th  
  PVE, California, USA  
  10/11/2007  
     
"I read a whole paragraph and once I understand it, I write small points about it and review them frequently. I solve as many problems as possible and review questions from past tests to make sure I will be able to answer questions on a test of a similar level. I try to cover all the topics. In case there is no time, I just read a few chapters one or two times."
     
  Lakshmi V.  
  Student, Professional  
  Hyderabad, India  
  4/8/2007  
     
"Read through your syllabus the day you get it and begin working on a major assignment. Procrastination is like a disease. Once you get it it is with you for a while! Don't catch the disease! Good luck!"
     
  Margalyn P.  
  Student, 14th Year  
  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying."
     
  Alok Kumar Mishra  
  Student, 2nd Year B.tech  
  Chennai, India  
  7/31/2007  
     
"Either practice more or close your eyes and think about the last time you saw what you are trying to learn."
     
  Jaimee Bayley  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  S.A, Austria  
  8/7/2007  
     
"When you are studying, review your notes and then close your eyes to remember and also understand them. Make sure that on a test or quiz that you try your best. If you don't get the grade that you expected, then study the test your didn't do so well on and you will do better the next time you try."
     
  Camille M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Orlando, Florida, USA  
  9/5/2007  
     
"I read the book I am studying and do any research needed."
     
  Abby Asb  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Niles, Illinois, USA  
  8/16/2007  
     
"With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction."
     
  Parnini Goswami  
  Student, 8th Year  
  Rourkela, India  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Always keep a schedule for your homework and try doing everything step by step. Also, don't go to school before checking that you have everything in your bag including books!"
     
  Natasha Shahwan  
  Student, 2007-2008  
  Newyork, New York, USA  
  8/21/2007  
     
"Make flashcards and study using them. First try without studying to see what you know and then study what you don't. Then go from there."
     
  Heba Khalil  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Seymour, Connecticut, USA  
  6/13/2007  
     
"When studying in groups instead of keeping the music on and talking about irrelevant stuff quiz each other before you start and then read out loud material to one another and then quiz again."
     
  Guy Ellen  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  9/13/2007  
     
"When I'm at school, I just think about my studying and forget about what happened in my home. It helps me to focus with my study. When I'm being lazy, I tell myself that what I am is what I am supposed to be."
     
  Kelly Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kl, Vermont, USA  
  8/27/2007  
     
"I like to listen to peaceful or motivating music when I study. It helps me to stay focused, stay awake, and remember my goal."
     
  Charles Aman  
  Student, Junior In High School  
  Lincoln, Nebraska, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"Set up a reward program. Say if you like to play games, then be like if I get a B on this test then I will play games for an hour or so. Make sure it's realistic! Most importantly know were you are headed in the future. If you have an aim in life you tend to work harder at trying to achieve that."
     
  Terry S.  
  Student, First Year  
  Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  
  11/20/2007  
     
"I chew gum while I study. I know it sounds weird, but I did a science project on it and chewing gum helps more oxygen to flow to your brain, allowing it to increase memorization."
     
  Laura' E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"I prepare a MINDMAP to remember and visualize the relations which helps me not to forget key parts and linkages to each other."
     
  Saurav Joshi Sr.  
  Other, Researcher Cum Trainer  
  Kathmandu, Nepal  
  7/20/2007  
     
"Before you study, eat so you will concentrate more. For example, if you're studying biology, read a passage and write questions and answers related to the passage and read them over and over again. Then do a small test to see if you got them into your head."
     
  Julia T.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Malta, Malta  
  8/19/2007  
     
"Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted."
     
  Shannon D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Dearborn, Michigan, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"I prefer that every student should not memorize vocabulary words if they have a test the next day because when they have their test, all of the time they have done for memorizing, will be a drag because they will not memorize all of the meanings and the spellings. So they will have a failing grade."
     
  Maile V.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  
  7/29/2007  
     
"I try to make sure that when I study I am away from the TV or any other distraction. Also studying on a bed is bad because it will make you feel sleepy and you'll probably doze off. Also try not to start studying in the last two weeks. Start studying from the beginning of the year. Studying 60-90 minutes a day and revising the day's work will help a lot."
     
  Wondin Siria  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Attard, Malta  
  6/18/2007  
     
"If you need to memorize a lot of vocabulary words in a short amount of time, make flashcards. Read the definition lots of times so it sticks. Then mix all of them up. Its a great way to study for finals!"
     
  Megan P.  
  Student, Grade 11  
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  
  8/18/2007  
     
"If your teacher gives you a study packet to fill in the answers, take a blank one the day before the test to fill in the answers as a pretest. This will help calm your nerves and it really works!"
     
  Brianna C.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Farmingvile, New York, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
"Be a good listener in class and pay attention."
     
  Taylor S.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Baltimore, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"I always study in the same surroundings. Same place, same time, with or without music, etc. It helps me to remember what I learned."
     
  Kirsten R.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA  
  4/19/2007  
     
"Study when you have free time. Just do it then instead of saying I have loads of time later. Something is sure to come up later and you will put studying off. Do it now and you will have extra time later!"
     
  Sima K.  
  Student  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Make a study timetable for after-school hours. Make sure to include free time and favourite tv shows, social things and sporting commitments to make it easier to stick to. I find it gets your parents off your back when you show them the timetable so they don't nag you to study all the time!"
     
  Sally Parker  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Tamworth, Australia  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Study hard and believe in yourself."
     
  Masoud Honarmand  
  Student, Freshman  
  Tehran, Iran  
  10/29/2007  
     
"Whenever you want to study, select the same place in your home and read aloud. This will help you avoid diversions while you are studying."
     
  Jack Selva  
  Teacher, High School  
  Chidambaram, India  
  7/3/2007  
     
"1. Before you study do meditation for 10 minutes. This increases your concentration. 2. Leave your books 2 hours before an examination. This makes your mind fresh and you can do well on the examination."
     
  Monika Insan  
  Other, Computer Professional  
  Sirsa, India  
  7/8/2007  
     
"I always make outlines for the reading material. It makes comprehension much easier. Plus you have notes to study with."
     
  Vanita V.  
  Student, Post Undergrad  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"Self-trust is the most important thing."
     
  Meiling Li  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Changsha, China  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Do all your studying 2 nights before a test. Then the day before the test, go to a movie. Trust me. It works for me."
     
  Cryton Fulk  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"When trying to remember a long list of information, the best way is to visualize a scene and associate the things in the scene with the information. Do the association in the scene such that each object in the scene leads to another object/information."
     
  Siti Aisyah  
  Student, High School  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  7/30/2007  
     
"Read to your mom and let her time you. You should not stop studying because if you stop you will never learn more."
     
  Ashly Sims  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Det, Michigan, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"Go to the library, pick up a book, and read."
     
  Stephen Polk  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  4/20/2007  
     
"I review my notes quickly in every subject every night. This little review helps to remember facts easily, not by cramming."
     
  Faith R.  
  Student, 2010  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound."
     
  Kenzie Maylins  
  Stud ent, 8th Grade  
  Hawii, California, USA  
  10/14/2007  
     
"If anyone offers to help you study, always consider it. Don't put off studying to a later and closer time to the test!"
     
  Jada Edwards  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Forest City, North Carolina, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"When I want to study I say to myself, 'Mark, you don't want to be doing this ALL night.' I have ADD and it is hard to focus. Doing this reminds me of the reality of not focusing. You may want to try it. If you don't get it done, just be honest with your authority figure. They should or hopefully will understand and be human. We all have faults."
     
  Mark H.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Oceanside, California, USA  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition."
     
  Jinchao Sun  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  ChangChun, China  
  5/29/2007  
     
"I just want to study to get a better life!"
     
  Victor Vergara  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Waukegan, Illinois, USA  
  12/4/2007  
     
"Play lots of sports and go to lots of parties. Then the night before you have a test have an aroma therapy massage along with some therapeutic music. Have the masseuse read aloud some notes you made. Then when you are taking the test, think of the music and the information will come flooding back to you. Well, it works for me and all my friends and all their friends. We do it together as a fun night out!"
     
  Jane Hoggins  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Always look over your materials more than once! It definitely helps you get a better grade in every and any subject."
     
  Bree M.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Lehi, Utah, USA  
  7/23/2007  
     
"Try listening to music, it really helped me."
     
  Katheryn Schmuck  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Pensaocla, Florida, Bahamas  
  8/28/2007  
     
"I listen to music while studying to block out any other distracting noises."
     
  Janine Smart  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Dublin, Ireland  
  5/10/2007  
     
"I think the best way to study is to give yourself a pep talk before you start studying. Say things like 'I can do this' really helps me a lot. And if you get low marks, don't be discouraged to study, you should be more aware because now, you know what you don't know before this! Good Luck! I know it's not easy."
     
  Sharifah Liana Amira  
  Student, For m 4  
  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia  
  8/9/2007  
     
"Some people call it coloring or doodling. The technical term is annotation. The reasons for marking up a hundred-dollar book are sound, however. Use colored pens to make fine underlining, circle key words, and to color code. Jot important notes in the margins. Use curly brackets and stars. Add study hints at the start of each chapter. Come study time these highlights are the quickest comprehensive review."
     
  Laura Swiggum  
  Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08  
  Marshall, Saskatchewan, Canada  
  8/6/2007  
     
"I review my notes every night."
     
  Ritzi Von Pajanconi  
  Student, 1st Year College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"Concentrate on what is important during class."
     
  Azman Farhana  
  Student, Year 3  
  Ampang, Malaysia  
  5/5/2007  
     
"For me the best way to study is to teach my stuffed toys. I pretend to be the teacher to them. This helps me remember all the important points. Try it out. It really helped my O levels. Good luck!"
     
  Aishath Sara  
  Student, 11th Grade 2007  
  Male', Maldives  
  7/2/2007  
     
"I really like to work with my family because they really help me. I make sure I do not spend too much time revising my notes or doing my homework. My school ends each day at 12:30. Eight hours is always enough time for me to do everything and get to bed by 8:30."
     
  Hattie Beumont  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"If you find it hard to start with a topic, just drink two glasses of water and then start reading aloud and keep reading until you think you can concentrate. Then you can stop reading aloud. This works even with practical subjects like mathematics where you can read the theory part. Since we generally ignore theory in math (at least here we do), the concepts we are trying to learn are clear. Try this out and you will see you have a stronger foundation."
     
  Don Matai Natraj  
  Student, Final Year College  
  Delhi, India  
  5/15/2007  
     
"Have one of your parents make out a fake test on a computer and take it like you would the real one."
     
  Jeremy W.  
  Student, 2007  
  West Point, Mississippi, USA  
  12/20/2007  
     
"I believe you should get a copy of your syllabus and then summarize according to the points needed to know. Why study what you do not need to know."
     
  Sherri I.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Canberra, Australia  
  4/13/2007  
     
"Write things you need to know."
     
  Sara Mann  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA  
  9/25/2007  
     
"While you study,you need a quiet place to read and to answer all your questions from your reviews."
     
  Jasmine Ligacion  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/3/2007  
     
"My father said the ideal time to study is around 7.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. I think it's because our mind is usually more 'fresh' and alert in mornings. The foods you take also determine how much your brain acts like a sponge to absorb things you've studied. So, maintain a healthy diet and try to reduce your junk food intake. Good luck!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/8/2007  
     
"Pick up a pen in your hand and go word by word. This will increase your concentration. Read the topic 4 times. The 1st time you will only get an overview. The 2nd time you will be more familiar. The 3rd time you will be able to grasp the message of the topic. The 4th time you will be able to understand the topic as a whole. Now the topic is in your memory. This will work. JUST GO FOR IT."
     
  Dhiraj Agarwal  
  Teacher, Masters  
  Delhi, India  
  8/29/2007  
     
"Always remember to reward yourself healthily after studying. Go for a walk or eat some fruit."
     
  Nicola Scott  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  5/27/2007  
     
"I usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet."
     
  Massod Vosough  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"Firstly, keep away from all distractions such as cell phone, iPod, and TV. Then use a technique in which you visualize what you are studying, then imagine what it actually is, then try to make an answer in your own words. Then use your textbook to improve your vocabulary. Note: This technique only in theory subjects."
     
  Zaheer Baig  
  Graduate Student, Ramaiah Institute of Technology  
  Bangalore, India  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Take notes about coming events on stick-it paper, and then stick the info on your locker or binder!"
     
  Alison Hughs  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Denver, Colorado, USA  
  4/13/2007  
     
"Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic."
     
  Shamika Foster  
  Student, Form 4  
  Bridgetown, Barbados  
  9/24/2007  
     
"I have taken many tests and here is a trick with word problems. Do not just add all the numbers up. You have to really read the problem. If you do not understand it the first time, read it over and over until you understand it."
     
  Terra J.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"I am a very visual person and when I decided to go back to school, I wanted anything I knew I would go back to often to be easily accessible. I found colored adhesive tabs for all of my books, including my notes that I could label in my words and get to easily during class and during tests. It has helped me tremendously."
     
  Cheryl Werkmeister  
  Student, Freshman  
  Troy, Michigan, USA  
  4/14/2007  
     
"Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick - it really helps!"
     
  Shriya Joshi  
  Student, High School  
  Pune, India  
  9/3/2007  
     
"Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?"
     
  Terance Smith  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"Utilize the time you spend waiting for the bus for example to study or revise parts of a subject your studying.A smart way is to write important notes of a subject on small cards, where you can keep them with you, and whenever you are just have a look at them, this will lock the information in your head!"
     
  Nora No.  
  Student, Junior  
  Doha, Qatar  
  10/22/2007  
     
"I find that I remember things well if I draw them down (diagrams) and use a dry erase marker and write down the notes once I have studied them to revise or remember them. It then seems to stick in my head. Most importantly, review your notes, otherwise you will tend to forget what you memorized fairly quickly. Hope this helps."
     
  Pamela A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
  7/23/2007  
     
"To remember something, firstly I form a sentence with the word(s). Then I draw a picture. For example, to remember the 4 gods Isis, Osiris, Horus, Bastet, I think of something disgusting. That makes me remember it better, and then I draw it. That's my way of studying."
     
  Lily M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Utrecht, Netherlands  
  5/16/2007  
     
"When you're about to take a test make sure you relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself it is just a test and you have been doing it all year or month. All a test is a homework sheet with all the studies you have learned. So make sure you are calm and relaxed. Then you will know that you can finish it."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"You should breathe deeply before you start to take the BIG test like the SAT or ISTEP. Take a lot of notes about the test. Ask your teacher if she can help you get a tutor to help you study for the test."
     
  A. R.  
  Student, High School Senior  
  Muncie, Indiana, USA  
  4/7/2007  
     
"Make your time manageable! My teachers are saying that if you are tired take a little rest so that you will not get too stressed."
     
  Melissa S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Davao, Philippines  
  6/11/2007  
     
"I study often and in the times I have vacant time. Studying is my habit for me to mature. This helps me to improve my reading/writing skills. For instance, I should really focus on my topic and just be relaxed or concentrate in my studying for me to understand."
     
  Gerald Abaday  
  Student, Freshman  
  Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines  
  4/15/2007  
     
"Pay good attention to the teacher even if you don't get along with the teacher. Just be patient! Take notes for every little thing!"
     
  Ana Villafana  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Borrego Springs, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"Throughout the academic year I make short notes on portions studied. As exams near, these notes will help and lighten the process of review. To memorize figures I always try to connect them with personal events so that they automatically become part of my memory."
     
  Parameswaran Krishna  
  Teacher, Post Graduate  
  Coimbatore, India  
  5/20/2007  
     
"Don't highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that."
     
  Katheryn S.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Kaukauna, Wisconsin, USA  
  8/29/2007  
     
"Write down or underline all the points. Don't be lazy!"
     
  Yong Sen  
  Student, Year 15  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/17/2007  
     
"My reading teacher taught me a great way to write paragraphs. Her study tip is to use the ROSES formula: R=Repeat the question that is given, O=give your Opinion, S= State 3 proven facts to help explain your answer, E=Explain your facts in 3 sentences, and S=Sum up your paragraph. If you use this tip it will seriously help you."
     
  Sara P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Enfield, Connecticut, USA  
  12/14/2007  
     
"Use different study methods for different parts of each subject. For example, use flash cards to remember words and dates, draw a mind map linking important points, write practice essays and do practice questions, highlight your notes, rewrite your notes, and keep everything for review later. Listen to classical music, it has been suggested that one studies better while listening to quite relaxing classical music, especially Mozart. His music has been suggested as raising your I.Q."
     
  Hannah P.  
  Student, Year 11 (5th Form)  
  Wellington, New Zealand  
  9/14/2007  
     
"Burn a midnight candle now, see the future candles..."
     
  Nima Eghbaly  
  Student, Sophomore of English translating  
  Tehran, Iran  
  6/8/2007  
     
"When you have a big test such as an exam, have someone make up some questions for you that might be on the test. I had my grandma ask me questions about my history and i do struggle in History and I got an A- on my test."
     
  Jessica B  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/6/2007  
     
"Your know it's important to study real hard. It can help you real good in school. It can help you so then you can go to college."
     
  Stephen Polk  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Study English."
     
  Le Quocduy  
  Student  
  Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  
  4/12/2007  
     
"Take down notes,study in advance,balance my time in studying, and know how to prioritize my studies."
     
  Tara Mae Bejemino  
  Student, First Year College  
  Bacolod City, Arizona, Philippines  
  10/22/2007  
     
"One of the best study tips I have is to quiz yourself on the night before a quiz or test, right before you go to bed. Just cover up the answers so you can remember them easier. Not only do they stay in your mind when you go to bed, but you will remember them when you wake up, so chances are, you'll do better on your test."
     
  Ariella Bailey  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Rochester, Minnesota, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Revise what the teacher has taught for the day. Do not be laid off track just because your best friend scores better than you do. If this really happens, then it will spur you on to study harder."
     
  Shermine Chan  
  Student, Secondary Year 1  
  Tampines, Singapore  
  5/4/2007  
     
"You should never watch TV when you are studying or you won't be able to concentrate on your academic work."
     
  Sabrina Gonzalez  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  El Monte, California, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"To read faster, read first with your eyes. If you want to enhance your vocabulary, read aloud clearly and slowly. Analyze what you read too."
     
  Lara Guevarra  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 2007  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"Around the beginning of your school year choose any classmate. Tell them that you would like to be their study buddy. Explain that this means that if you are absent or vice versa they can call you so that you know what was for homework. That way you don't get in trouble with your teacher. Especially when you are in Junior or Senior High! Now you can get your homework on time and not get in trouble."
     
  Nathanial Blais  
  Student, Grade 8  
  Edmonton, Canada  
  9/2/2007  
     
"Research has shown that studying at 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) will give you the best results... Try it... I tried it and it works!"
     
  Jojo Chua  
  Student, Secondary 1 Of 2007  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  8/1/2007  
     
"Plain and simple. A quiet environment with a comfortable chair and table, and a 24 ounce monster energy drink."
     
  Bayani Reyes  
  Student, Senior  
  Pomona, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"The problem of when to study is critical. A good rule of thumb is that studying should be carried out only when you are rested, alert, and have planned for it. Last minute studying just before a class is usually a waste of time."
     
  Alex Nachatilo  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  
  4/30/2007  
     
"If you want to do well in an exam, you must study hard and regularly. Before an exam, you must check the problems first. Then you must remember not to panic. You must try to bring out the best of yourself. Keep faith in your own worth. Try to answer the best. Just think that you can do it."
     
  Justinian I.  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Make sure you have plenty of pens and pencils as well as your notebooks. If you lose concentration easily, make sure you study in a quiet place where there is as little noise as possible."
     
  Kayleen H.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Riverview, Michigan, USA  
  7/28/2007  
     
"It is scientifically proven that chewing gum whilst working improves your concentration, so chew away!"
     
  Ashleigh A.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Don't study for a test or quiz at the very last minute. You don't learn and you forget a lot of the info you tried to cram. If the teacher assigns a test or quiz, immediately start studying. It will help a lot! Did you know that 1 out of 4 students cram until the last minute? If you don't cram, you will find yourself knowing the information, and not just memorizing."
     
  Fred L.  
  Teacher, 10th Grade Social Studies  
  Sydney, Australia  
  9/15/2007  
     
"When taking a test, I believe that you should read the directions, relax, and take a deep breath. Go through every question thoroughly and completely. Skip a question if it doesn't come to you. Pace yourself. Don't think too hard. DO YOUR BEST!"
     
  Maddy S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Lenox, Illinois, USA  
  3/22/2007  
     
"Create your own workspace."
     
  Mike Pender  
  Teacher  
  La Canada, California, USA  
  4/20/2007  
     
"Always Study in Quiet."
     
  Cari B.  
  Teacher, Master  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  8/15/2007  
     
"You should always try to study at home so you're smart at school."
     
  Alina Khalid  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Palatine, USA  
  7/10/2007  
     
"Just forget everything, all problems. Just keep aside everything that's happening in your life. If you are having stress issues, just drink a glass of water, take a nap with no one bothering and wake up and study with a positive mind."
     
  Asad Ali  
  Student  
  Stafford, Texas, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great."
     
  Ashton A.  
  Student  
  Greenville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Have a quick bite before studying so that you don't have any disruptions to go in eat while studying."
     
  Jessica Picken  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  8/30/2007  
     
"Using things like index sheets, diagrams,pictures and colors to help organize your notes, may actually make studying seem more fun. If your work looks interesting to you, there is a greater chance that you will want to make the effort to remember it."
     
  Cait C.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  7/28/2007  
     
"To do well in every exam, the most important thing is to study regularly. It's not hard to do well if you study regularly, but you must remember to (1) not do anything entertaining within 30 minutes from starting to study; (2) read problems intensively; (3) note down any problems you have while reading; and (4) fill sheets of paper with things you often forget and read these before the exam."
     
  Justinian I  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  3/31/2007  
     
 
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