Study Tips From Our Visitors

Below are some of the recent study tips that have been submitted by our visitors. To see more study tips, click on any year from the Study Tips Archive at the left. We encourage you to submit your own study tip. Click on SUBMIT A STUDY TIP below if you would like to do so.


When taking notes, associate each note with a color and shape. Then, when you need to remember the notes, remember the shape and color.

      Ruby , Student, 6th   -  New Jersey


Don't wait till the last minute. try to finish it in class.

      Arik, Student, 9th grade  -  Missouri


Make flash cards

      Amelia , Student,   -  Arkansas


Put time aside to study a little every night. Set a timer to takes “brain breaks” so you’re not overwhelming yourself with information and able to retain more. If you have a partner helping you, make sure you’re having them mix up the questions so you aren’t just answering based on what you know is coming next- it won’t help you when you get to your test.

      Abbigail, Student, College 2nd year  -  Wyoming


Make sure to understand the main concept/main theme of a given particular answer while studying

      Aby, Student,   -  India


make sure you turn in your missing work

      jesus, Student, 9th  -  California


Always pay attention in class and make yourself a study guide so you know what you are doing.

      Joake, Student, 11th grade  -  California


I like to use Quizlet.com and the Read and Write Program that read the scanned text out loud to me. Also sometimes I look up educational Youtube videos and when I watch them I also read the captions. Flash cards are also helpful.

      Ashley, Student, Junior in college   -  Massachusetts


Re-read the chapter, make flashcards, be productive.

      Poopy Butt, Student, 100th grade  -  Arizona


Explain the topic to yourself as if you were explaining it to another person. You will remember the points.

      MOOKEN Jerusha , Teacher, MBA   -  Madagascar


Use music. Not music with lyrics in it, no, just music. Video game music is made specifically to help people concentrate on what they're doing. Also, writing things down is scientifically proven to help people remember things. Even if your handwriting isn't the best, it can help.

      Anonymous, Student, 9th Grade  -  Illinois


Stop using the word "study". Change it to "learn". "Studying" often means just staring at a book and just daydreaming. "Learning" means moving from not knowing something to actually knowing it.

      Anna, Teacher,   -  Ireland


Studying while listening to music Some people think studying with music is hard or easy. I think it’s hard to study in a certain subject while listening to music. If you’re like me than it’s OK. Just pick breaks to stop the song and then start it again. There are also many more ways to study listening to music. You can always have a glass or a refreshing drink of water and listen to the music at a soft volume and drink the water every once in a while. There are many ways but those are ethos different ways. Thank you for reading. Try these at home sometime! Thanks!

      Ian, Student, 5  -  California


Find somewhere quiet to study. Put on some background noise to drown out a loud environment. You can also take short breaks in between longer study sessions.

      Sophie, Student, 10th grade  -  Ohio


Take a lot of notes. Taking notes will help you remember what you've learned, and pay attention to what the teacher says during class.

      Jordan, Student, 8th Grade  -  Massachusetts


Study with a friend that will not get you distracted!

      Lily, Student, 9th grade  -  Missouri


I find that when I study to make a rough copy one night of what I want to do this week, and write down how long you want to do it for. You can be productive and organised!

      Annika, Student, 10th grade   -  Australia - New South Wales


I love working out things and learning new things it helps alot. I love making things difficult for myself when I know I can try harder when I do it. I love drawing too.

      Savannah, Student, 8th grade  -  Alabama


Try to find a balance between studying and having fun. Too much studying could lead to headaches due to being overwhelmed. With a balance you can get better grades and have fun.

      Joake, Student, 11th grade  -  California


Retyping or rewriting my notes helps me remember them because I have to first read the notes, then right them down, then read over them to make sure I wrote it correctly. Because I am a visual learning this helps a lot.

      Ella, Student, 9th grade  -  Ohio


Get as much sleep as you can, the more sleep you get the better you can remember things better from the day before

      Kohl, Student, 9th  -  Mississippi


I listen to music 🎶 when I study 📖 😆

      Evan, Student, 3rd garde  -  Ireland


I like watching plays. This way can not only improve my spoken English, but also cultivate my sense of language. The key is that it is very relaxed.

      Jennifer, Student, sophomore  -  China


Make time to study beforehand and use flashcards.

      Kamden, Student, 9th  -  Missouri


Finding out your learning style is very helpful when studying. There are three types of learning styles and you can take the quiz on this website to find out your style. If you're better at learning by looking, you can draw graphs and diagrams to help. If you're better at listening then maybe read your notes out loud and record them. If you learn stuff more by doing things, you can try building things.

      Jodie, Student, 6th grade  -  California


Study hard during night time because at this time nothing can disturb you.

      Danyal, Student, 9th grade  -  Pakistan


I prefer making my on notes as am study, this makes me to remember and encourages me more to study

      Edward Jaulani Nyirenda, Student, First year student  -  Zambia


Ask a lot of questions. You'll have a better idea of what to do.

      Maxton, Student, (9th Grade)  -  Missouri


Reading and watching all of documentaries about your concerning subject. Listening ted talk education in your free to expand your thinking.

      Tran, Student, university  -  Vietnam


listening to music helps me as a kinesthetic learner

      jackie, Student, 7  -  Utah


I have 3. First, listen to music. It's proven to help you focus and be more productive. Secondly, give yourself some space. Don't let anything bother you. Don't leave on the TV, or constantly have to switch songs. Just pay attention to your notes. Lastly, take breaks! Studying for hours makes your more subject to daydreaming. A break can be anything from playing video games to going for a run. But don't make it too long.

      Noah, Student, 9th Grade  -  Missouri


For visual learners take notes! Before I didn’t and my grades were bad now I do and they are much better.

      Lydia, Student, 7th  -  Indiana


visual learning style. Firstly, I watch an English movie with bilingual subtitles to get its main idea. Secondly, I watch the movie again with English subtitles and take notes of what am interested in. Thirdly, I review my notes.

      huang, Student, 13th degree  -  China


Get all your tools, equipment, snacks, etc. ready before hand so that you wont be distracted later during your study sesh xx

      Victory, Student, S4  -  United Kingdom


Be organized! That's the key. Define your priorities from the most urgent assignment to those who can wait a little. Know how much time you have to do your assignments. And keep away from those things that may be a distraction.

      Jose, Teacher, Orientation  -  Honduras


I think you should try and find articles on your subject (mostly science) because it really makes me curious and more inclined to study the subject.

      Emily, Student, 8th grade  -  Australia - Western Australia


make sure you ask the teachers questions to make sure if you understand

      logan, Student, 6  -  


Always drink water while studying and when you feel tired, exercise even if it's just jumping jacks or taking a walk and listening to music. Use your breaks to do your daily workout routine. It will increase your energy levels and help you concentrate.

      Zahraa, Student, 9th grade  -  South Africa


If you ever get back your homework,projects,and assignments from your teacher,always look at them. This will help if you made a mistake on something and will help you study for what you need to improve on. It will also give you an idea of what might be on a test.

      Tali, Student, 8th Grade  -  California


After covering a topic, discuss it with a friend. I find it helps to really cement it in my mind to say it out loud in my own words and have someone talk about it with me (and if you realize you don't know enough to discuss it, then it's easy to tell that you need to look it over again).

      Joe, Student, Graduate School  -  Alabama


do not procrastinate it will just get pushed back longer and longer so your best bet is to do it strait away

      Meghan, Student, 9  -  Missouri


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