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.


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


When I get stuck on something I'm studying, I walk around and think about it. I'm not sure why this helps, but it does help me.

      Julio Alvarez, Student, 8th grade    Albany, New York


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


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 have a big test the next day, go to bed early and wake up earlier then you usually would. That way you would feel alert and and probably do good on the test.

      Ava Grace, Student, 5th grade    Las Vegas, Nevada


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


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


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


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


The sages say, "If you want to learn something well, teach it." Teaching one's peers helps a lot.

      Bright  Asare Ankomah, Teacher, supervisor    Accra, Ghana


I do a lot of studying during the week. My weekends are mostly for fun and relaxation. But on Sunday night I do a quick review of all my notes from the past week to be ready for Monday morning.

      Joshua Brantley, Student, seventh grade    Weehauken, New Jersey


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


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


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


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


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


I have a study group in school. During breaks we get into our groups and go over what the teachers have taught us . It really helps all of us.

      Shirlyn Dorice, Student, 8th grade    Kisumu, Kenya


I whisper the words as I study my textbook. This way I both see the words and hear them. This helps my understanding. I've found that whispering works better for me than talking the words out loud.

      Richard Bolling, Student, 9th grader    Frankfort, Kentucky


I make a study schedule and I stick to it. This way studying becomes a regular part of my life.

      Liz Hurley, Student, 8th grade    Nashville, Tennessee


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


When I sit to study and some answers are very difficult to learn, then I sing a song in tune. I put the answer into a familiar song such as the Happy Birthday song, or a song from a movie I like. Then I sing the song with the question and answer several times until I can sing it by heart. Then I can sing that song when the question comes up again.

      Yash Jaiswal, Student, 10th     Chandrapur, India


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


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


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


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 find flashcards very helpful for learning new vocabulary. I draw illustrations on them when I can. This makes it more interesting and gives me a deeper understanding of the meanings of the words.

      Kathy McConnell, Student, 1st year college    Billings, Montana


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

      Connor  Payne, Student, 12    saline, Michigan


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


For biology I make a matching game for definitions. If I get one wrong, I have to write it's definition five times. This helps me learn biology terms.

      Joe S, Student, 9th grade    Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania


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


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

      Amaya W, Student, 8th grade    Kempner, Texas


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


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


Try not to study on your bed. Color code your notes. During class take good notes while the teacher is talking. Study with a friend. Sometimes I wear headphones and listen to music while studying (not too loud).

      Katie  Alexh, Student, 8th grade    New York, New York


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

      Lasya  Lakkavarams , Student, 7th grade    Glastonbury , Connecticut


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


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


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


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

      Ford Davidson, Student, 6th    Covington, Louisiana