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.

Chew a new flavor of gum you haven’t tried before while you study. Chew it again during the exam. The association between that flavor of gum and what you studied will make it easier to remember.

      Avril Suar, Student, 7th grade    Valencia, Spain

This is not what to do, but what not to do. Don't keep switching around from one assignment to another.

      Josh Whitaker, Student, 10th grade    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I study in places like my barn or stables because they are very quiet and I get to be with my animals. If you have a dog, try to have him with when you study in a quiet place.

      Makia Hatcher, Student, 6th    Parrish, Florida

I begin by reading the entire chapter of my assignment. Then I review it until I completely understand the information there.

      Marcus David, Student, grade 12    Windhoek, Namibia

To study I like to teach what I think will be on the test to a sibling, guardian, or friend as if they are the students and I'm the teacher. This helps me to remember the information and be able to understand it better!

      Brianna Rotondo, Student, 6th     Long Island,, New York

I use highlighters to color code things, because certain things are important in different ways.

      Amaya W, Student, 8th grade    Kempner, Texas

I read that we remember things that are meaningful to us. So what I do is to make whatever I have to remember important in my own life. For example, when I studied about electricity, I thought about all of the ways we use it at home.

      Reynaldo Acura, Student, 9th grader    Waco, Texas

If you have a certain smell in any room, try and re-create that smell while studying and it will most likely trigger your brain back to that moment and you'll remember more clearly.

      Jakub Porter-Gibson, Student, 10th grade    Cairns, Australia - Queensland

If you are going to have a really big math test and you are very worried, stay very calm. Go over all of your notes and examples. Make sure you know how to do the problems.

      Mateo Figundio-Andrade, Student, 7th grade    Ho-Ho-Kus New Jersey, New Jersey

I'm a big fan of post-it notes. I use them with my textbook to write questions that I think might be on the next test. When I review for the test, I write out the answers to the questions in my notebook. Many times these questions are on the test so I am ready for them.

      Rhonda B, Student, high school second year    Mesa, Arizona

One study tip is to take recordings of your classes. Ask your teacher if you can take recordings on your phone or another device. After you take recordings of all important classes that day, take them home and listen to them in bed or during dinner or someplace where you can listen to it without being distracted.

      Michael  Olson, Student, 6th Grade    Bradenton, Florida

I have learned the importance of being organized. I keep all my study and reference materials neatly arranged where I study. I found that if I had to look for something too long, I kind of gave up rather than complete the assignment.

      Hannah Sullivan, Student, 1st year community college    Clearwater, Florida

If you have a spelling test of some sort, index cards are the best! I have great success on my test by writing the words on cards and then looking at them as often as possible.

      Charlotte Riley, Student, 6th grade    Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

The best way to read a textbook assignment is to create a concept map, studying the figures in the textbook and digging deep into important ideas.

      Michelle Xu, Student, 11th grade    San Diego, California

After I finish my assignments I always go back and look them over one more time for mistakes. I always find one or two that I correct.

      Kris Wilkins, Student, 6th grade    Leadville, Colorado

For vocabulary index cards I highlight the word and definition. This helps me connect the definition and word together if they are the same color.

      Alexis Reed, Student, 9th grade    Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

My study tip is that you should study at night and then again in the morning. You will remember information better this way.

      Mason Bienvenue, Student, 6th grade    Bradenton, Florida

This might only be me. When I work on an assignment, I tense up and start to rush as I get close to completing it. Taking a short break to relax at this point has helped me. I can then finish the assignment carefully.

      Angel Rivera, Student, College-Bound Senior in HS    Billings, Montana

I use flashcards to remember the definitions of new vocabulary words.

      Ford Davidson, Student, 6th    Covington, Louisiana

Break your daily study hours into 3 different sets of Morning (9:30-12:00), Afternoon(2:00-5:00), and Evening hours (6:00 to 8:00) to make sure you can rest and eat well between each set. Remember that morning hours are always crucial for you to feel more confident about achieving your daily study hours.

      Ali Safivand, Teacher, University    Rochester, New York

You should try and get someone to study with. You also need to try and get good at the things that you think are on the test.

      Alex Hogue, Student, 6th grade    New Jersey

Your students will be more engaged in their work if they feel they can complete it successfully. Also, if they can measure their progress.

      Edward T., Teacher, middle school - English    Los Angeles, California

Do not use study snacks if you have a lot to do in a little amount of time. They would be a distraction.

      Sophia Nan, Student, 6th grade    Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

While studying a text, it makes information easier to process by highlighting the initial paragraphs of the subject matter. Also, by using the glossary you can identify key words that will lead you to the pages that will pretty much isolate the answer to your questions swiftly, minus the excessive information.

      Tyheem  Stewart, Student    Paterson, New Jersey

Go over homework and notes with a friend. Then quiz each other until you get everything right.

      Connor  Payne, Student, 12    saline, Michigan

I like to make tests from my notes. I take the test and whatever questions I mess up on or can't remember, I know that those are the questions I really need to study.

      Gigi Payne, Student, 6th grade    Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

One study tip that I like to use is when you are taking notes, make sure to highlight the important stuff that you think might be on the test.

      Abigail  Martinez, Student, 7th grade     Fayetteville , North Carolina

Take notes. Then create your own study game from the notes and play it with your friends.

      Lasya  Lakkavarams , Student, 7th grade    Glastonbury , Connecticut

The notes I take in class are kind of sloppy. I rewrite them neatly when I study for a test. I also fill in any blanks.

      Heather Lawrence, Student, 10th grade coming up    Topeka, Kansas

Study in small amounts as it will allow your brain to understand what you are studying. If you study for 40 minutes and then take maybe a few minutes break, it will allow your brain to remember the topic or equation you were learning.

      Conor  McLoughlin, Student, 6th Grade    London, United Kingdom

I create a vocabulary word bank as I study. It helps me to quickly find the definitions I need for any test I take.

      Maria Joyce, Student, 12th grade    Saline, Michigan

After you have completed a study guide, make a quiz with all of the information. After that there are different options to choose from when quizzing yourself. I find that it helps a lot with memorizing the material.

      Faith Wilkie, Student, 12th grade    Saline, Michigan