Below are the study tips that were submitted by our visitors in the year you selected. We encourage you to submit your own study tip.

Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!

Taylor Harris, Student, 9th Grade - Indiana 03/21/2007

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 - Maryland 03/21/2007

I study EVERYDAY for about an hour and a half. This helps me a lot, it helps me retrace the steps I took when I wrote my notes. That is a big chunk of the reason why I’m an ‘A’ student. If you stay smart and take your time, you will have an ‘A’ grade within a semester.

Nicole Pankelli, Student, 7th Grade - Illinois 03/21/2007

Study with an open mind.

Princess Jefferson, Student, Freshman - Florida 03/21/2007

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 - Tanzania 03/22/2007

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 - Illinois 03/22/2007

I find it easier if you spread out your studying. You can never start studying too early!

Nicola Barnes, Student, 9th Grade - Great Britain 03/26/2007

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 - Michigan 03/26/2007

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 - Louisiana 03/27/2007

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 - Maryland 03/27/2007

When writing a research paper, it is always best to have a large flat
surface to work on so that you can spread out your sources. The kitchen table works well for this. Also, book stands (like cookbook stands) are great for holding up large textbooks while reading or studying. That will save your neck and back from a lot of pain.

Rose G., Student, Graduate School UCLA - California 03/31/2007

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 - New Zealand 03/31/2007

Always try to read in a comfortable place. If you read in a uncomfortable place you’ll lose attention and that won’t help you study. While taking notes choose a big table. I myself use a computer table with big space and shelves. Play music if it helps you to concentrate but not on high volume.

Justinian I., Student, O level - New Zealand 04/01/2007

Patience and perseverance are the essentials for success in an examination.

Raja S., Student, Second MBA - India 04/01/2007

Write the thing to study repeatedly on a sheet of paper about 25-40 times.

Joan K., Student, OLJH - Michigan 04/01/2007

When taking a test:

1. Review the entire test looking to see how many points each problem is worth.

2. Begin each problem:
a. Read it fully without writing anything down – writing information down before you read the entire problem tends to lead to assumptions about the problem and missed information.
b. Highlight key information.
c. Write down key information.
d. Begin to solve the problem.
e. Move on if you struggle at all.
f. Check time and move swiftly; don’t take an extraordinary amount of time on any particular problem.

3. Review the test and make sure you put your name on it.

Brad Ahrens, Student, College - Washington 04/02/2007

When you study, try to study in a place where you won’t get distracted by things like a TV, phones, or a computer (unless you need to use the computer to study). If you do use a computer for studying, DON’T LOSE FOCUS. If you go on the computer to do a research paper, don’t end up playing solitaire. There’s a big chance that you would not do good on the paper. And also, if you are the kind of person who likes to procrastinate, try to plan something like going to the movies after you study. That way you would want to get studying over with and you would actually do it, even though its just because you want to do something afterwards. At least you are done.

Sarah C., Student, 7th Grade - New York 04/02/2007

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 - Egypt 04/03/2007

Always focus. Never be distracted.

Sam Dedes, Student, 7th Grade - USA 04/03/2007

Study in a quiet place.

Gabrielle MacDonald, Student, 6th Grade - Ontario, Canada 04/05/2007

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 - California 04/05/2007

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 - Michigan 04/06/2007

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 - Indiana 04/07/2007

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 - India 04/08/2007

Study must come first!

Chen C., Student, 12th Grade - China 04/08/2007

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 - Illinois 04/09/2007

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 - Ohio 04/10/2007

Study days before the test or quiz.

DaMonique M., Student, 12th Grade - Tennessee 04/10/2007

I read and make some cards to study. In some cases, I make a summary. For math, I go over most of the problems I saw in class.

Jose Lopez, Student, Eastern Michigan University - Michigan 04/11/2007

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 - New Zealand 04/11/2007

I am a student from Taiwan and I go to an American school. We have lots of tests there and I always study by going over my homework and doing it again. Or maybe I just look over my notes for a period of time.

Jerry L., Student, 6th Grade - China 04/11/2007

Try to learn your perfect environment for studying. Many people find it easier to read in an environment that others don’t. I myself have a friend who loves to read with heavy metal music. And he is also a good student. That is why you should pick a suitable place for reading. Use a big space to read. Use a big table for making notes. Many people like to read in the garden, roof, or an open place. That’s why you should pick a good place for you and start reading. The environment influences your study.

Justin Junaid, Student, S.S.C - Bangladesh 04/11/2007

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 - Egypt 04/11/2007

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 - South Carolina 04/12/2007

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

Holly E., Student, 8th Grade - Missouri 04/12/2007

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 - Jamaica 04/12/2007

Study English.

Le Quocduy, Student - Vietnam 04/12/2007

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 - Australia 04/13/2007

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 - Mauritius 04/13/2007

Take notes about coming events on stick-it paper, and then stick the info on your locker or binder!

Alison Hughs, Student, 7th Grade - Colorado 04/13/2007

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 - Sri Lanka 04/13/2007

Hi, my name is Jordyn and one important tip everyone should do is never give up and study until you know it by heart.

Jordyn Zeiba-Peoples, Student, 5th Grade - Massachusetts 04/14/2007

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 - Michigan 04/14/2007

Guys, when studying the first thing you have to do is say to yourself today I am going to study and state your goal and know why you want to study. Make a timetable for yourself and study in short bursts every day. I sometimes get a chapter of science done in four hours a night. Enjoy what you are doing. Use mnemonics a lot. Try to find what kind of learner you are. There are 3 types of learners. They are kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners. If you find what kind of learner you are it will be much easier for you to learn and study and you will enjoy it more.

Mahmut Aytekin, Student, 10th Grade - Australia 04/15/2007

I find that concentration in studying, or any academic activity, for that matter, is key. In order to get studying, writing an essay, etc. done, I make sure I do not get out of my chair. This gets rid of all distractions, like getting to up watch TV or get food, and almost always guarantees that I will focus on what I am supposed to do and get the job done.

Chris F., Student, 11th Grade - NovaScotia, Canada 04/15/2007

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 - Philippines 04/15/2007

Read the subject carefully.

Isha W., Student, 7th Grade - Alabama 04/16/2007

Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

Terance Smith, Student, 6th Grade - Indiana 04/16/2007

I try and make up my own test, and then take it. It really gets things into your mind.

Katie C., Student, 6th Grade - California 04/16/2007

Sometimes use a perfume (not too strong) and spray it while you are studying for a test. Then the day of your test, use that same perfume and you will remember what you studied! IT WORKS FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS!

Lola T.W., Student, 5th Grade - Brazil 04/16/2007

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 - Australia 04/17/2007

Go to the library! Turn the cell phone off. It is amazing how fast you can advance in your studying than if you are home, even if you turn off the tv, radio, phone. If it is the middle of the night and you still haven’t finished studying and you are falling asleep, GO TO REST! Sleep for a couple of hours and wake up at 4-5 am to continue studying. After taking a shower you will be surprised how much and how fast you can learn so early in the morning, and you will retain more from what you studied one day before than if you do not sleep at all. Just set up the alarm clock so you do not oversleep so you can finish what you need for the test.

Maria H., Parent - Tennessee 04/17/2007

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 - Michigan 04/17/2007

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 04/18/2007

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 - Saint Vincent & Grenadines 04/18/2007

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 - Oklahoma 04/19/2007

Create your own workspace.

Mike Pender, Teacher - California 04/20/2007

Go to the library, pick up a book, and read.

Stephen Polk, Student, 6th Grade - Louisiana 04/20/2007

Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do.

Monique Baker-Randolph, Student, 5th Grade - Michigan 04/23/2007

Do not hold back. Ask for help!

Monique Baker-Randolph, Student, 5th Grade - Michigan 04/23/2007

If it is a multiple choice question, ‘X’ out the answers you know are wrong.

Kathy S., Student, 5th Grade - Minnesota 04/23/2007

Eat a good breakfast, fruits, and vegetables. Then you can learn a lot!

Mike D., Student, 6th Grade - Tennessee 04/24/2007

If you are nervous about a test, then don’t think about it too much and you’ll do great.

Ashton A., Student - Tennessee 04/24/2007

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 - Louisiana 04/24/2007

Study with a clock!

Justin M., Student, 11th Grade - Kentucky 04/24/2007

We all have our own style of learning, try to find your way and then stick by that! A good Study Technique is usually based on the trial and error process. Always remember that study techniques are very subjective, what might work for your friend might not work for you and vice versa.

Adam Abderisak, Administrator - Sweden 04/25/2007

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 - India 04/25/2007

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 - Great Britain 04/25/2007

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 - Great Britain 04/25/2007

Sing study songs in the shower. For example, half the sum of the parallel sides, times the distance between them, is the way you calculate the area of a trapezium. Sing this to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel.’ Make up your own study songs. This way you are studying whilst having fun!

Susan Lippit, Student, 8th Grade - Great Britain 04/25/2007

Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!

Simon Mann, Parent - New York 04/25/2007

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 - Great Britain 04/25/2007

Work harder, smarter.

Emma Xu, Student, 7th Grade - Great Britain 04/25/2007

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 - Ohio 04/25/2007

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 - Nevada 04/25/2007

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 - New York 04/25/2007

Self-trust is the most important thing.

Meiling Li, Student, 10th Grade - China 04/26/2007

Read your notes!

Hana Kaleb, Student - Ireland 04/26/2007

Concentration is the key to success while preparing for an examination.

Raja S., Student, Second MBA - India 04/26/2007

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 - Texas 04/28/2007

A good study time is when you have a lot of energy so you’ll pay more attention.

Kyle J., Student, 8th Grade - Alberta, Canada 04/30/2007

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 - South Dakota 04/30/2007

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 - Missouri 05/01/2007

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 - Missouri 05/01/2007

When it’s time to play, you play! When it’s time to study, you study. Most important is that you must have a study plan. Just like Jackson Ng wrote, ‘If you do not have a study plan, then you are heading for failure.

Edith Lee, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia 05/01/2007

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 - Alberta, Canada 05/02/2007

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 - Alberta, Canada 05/02/2007

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 - Singapore 05/04/2007

If there are too many distractions at home, go to your city library. When you are in the library, use ear plugs to block out sound when studying by yourself. This will increase your concentration and you will not be frustrated when people are talking aloud.

K. M., NULL - Ontario, Canada 05/04/2007

Concentrate on what is important during class.

Azman Farhana, Student, Year 3 - Malaysia 05/05/2007

Believe in yourself! Take action! Never give up! Do your best!

Bob Tang, Student, Year 4 - Singapore 05/07/2007

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 - Michigan 05/07/2007

Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can’t get rid of them.

Alexis Nachatilo, Student, 9th Grade - South Dakota 05/07/2007

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 05/08/2007

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 - Philippines 05/09/2007

With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction.

Parnini Goswami, Student, 8th Year - India 05/09/2007

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 - Arkansas 05/09/2007

If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won’t lose it!

Julia B.W., Student, 7th Grade - Ohio 05/09/2007

To study we have to concentrate our mind on books continuously but, it’s not always possible to concentrate for hours. So we have to work while studying. First, select your textbook, then start from first page. Until you complete that first page, don’t go to the next page. Use a pencil while studying to underline important sentences. Understand them, then write your own notes about what you understand on that page. In this way you are doing some work while studying so that you can concentrate for hours.

Naga Bharathi Devi, Teacher, Ph.d - India 05/10/2007

I listen to music while studying to block out any other distracting noises.

Janine Smart, Student, 1st Year - Ireland 05/10/2007

If you want to learn something by heart, record yourself saying it and then hear yourself saying it over and over again.

Stacey Lakson, Student, 10th Grade - Colorado 05/10/2007

You have to organize and manage your study time.

Jamar Kelly, Student, 11th Grade - South Carolina 05/10/2007

Don’t bother your children when they are studying.

Kayla K., Parent - California 05/10/2007

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 - Louisiana 05/10/2007

Make Flashcards.

K. S., Student, 6th Grade - Nebraska 05/10/2007

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 05/11/2007

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, Canada 05/13/2007

I usually study late nights. At that time it’s quiet.

Massod Vosough, Student, 10th Grade - California 05/14/2007

When taking a test breathe in and out and relax. Also, be very confident.

Menar Muflihi, Student, 2007 - Michigan 05/14/2007

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 - Texas 05/14/2007

Here is a tip to build vocabulary. Before you start reading just take a minute and decide beforehand that you are going to read 5 or 10 pages before you take a break. After you have marked the pages, just swiftly go through the contents and underline the words whose meaning you don’t know or are not very clear. After you have done this, go and look up the meanings of not more than 10 words. If you do this for too many words, it is highly likely that would find this exercise boring and won’t do it again. Write down these meanings in your notebook and look up the meanings of the other words in your next study session.

Don Matai Natraj, Student, Final Year College - India 05/15/2007

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 - India 05/15/2007

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 - Virginia 05/15/2007

Don’t think that studying is a load on you. Always study with joy.

Karan Chawla, Student, 1st Year - West Virginia 05/16/2007

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 - Netherlands 05/16/2007

You should listen to whatever your teacher says. Write it and then go back and highlight the important details.

Kam Watts, Student, 2007 - California 05/16/2007

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 - Canada 05/18/2007

To study you have to concentrate on what you’re doing and have soft music in the background. For me, to study I have to have medium type music because that’s what I’m used to. Must people have different styles of studying! But really if you want to study you mostly have to get away from all the noise in the place/room you study and study in quiet.

Ebony M., Student, 7th Grade - Ontario, Canada 05/19/2007

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 - India 05/20/2007

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 - Texas 05/20/2007

When you have a written essay and everything needs to be spelled
correctly, read the essay/story BACKWARD. It will help you to not skip over words. Trust me, it has helped me.

Peytin J., Student, 8th Grade - North Carolina 05/21/2007

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 - India 05/21/2007

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 - Colorado 05/22/2007

In everyone’s studies, it’s quite possible to fact abstract and extremely theoretical subjects. Nevertheless, I realize now that I have absolutely to cope with such situations. It’s not useful to think that such or such subject is unimportant. The different and numerous subjects are interdependent. Let us admit that and enjoy the whole of our studies, regardless of the fact they are hard or not! Last, I feel always much better when I look at the practical side of a subject; computer tools for example, or merely everyday life needs.

Khalil Gdoura, Student, 4th year Statistics Engineering - Tunisia 05/22/2007

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 - Arkansas 05/23/2007

If you sit next to somebody who is distracting you, then ask the teacher if you can move.

Kendra Walsh, Student, 2006-2007 - Oklahoma 05/24/2007

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 - Colorado 05/25/2007

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., - Texas 05/25/2007

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 - Pakistan 05/26/2007

Always remember to reward yourself healthily after studying. Go for a walk or eat some fruit.

Nicola Scott, Student, 7th Grade - NovaScotia, Canada 05/27/2007

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 - New Jersey 05/27/2007

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 - North Carolina 05/28/2007

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 - Malaysia 05/29/2007

Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition.

Jinchao Sun, Student, 5th Grade - China 05/29/2007

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 - Colorado 05/29/2007

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 - Ohio 05/29/2007

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 - United Kingdom 05/31/2007

Music triggers memory. Listen to your favorite tunes while studying. Just keep the music low!

LJ Jackson, Student, 7th Grade - Ohio 05/31/2007

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 - Minnesota 05/31/2007

I use different types of graphic organizers and revise them as needed to study for my exams. I have also use graphic organizers to help my students improve their understanding and remembering.

Hema Rajesh, Teacher, Middle And High School - India 06/02/2007

Just studying is not enough. Practice by answering questions related to what you have learned. This will help you get good marks. Further, you should review what you have studied at least once a month.

Safiyan Mofti, Teacher, Secondry school - Malaysia 06/02/2007

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 - India 06/03/2007

Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you.

Gloria G., Student, 2007 - Kansas 06/04/2007

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 - New York 06/04/2007

Plain and simple. A quiet environment with a comfortable chair and table, and a 24 ounce monster energy drink.

Bayani Reyes, Student, Senior - California 06/05/2007

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 - California 06/05/2007

A lot of us lose sight of why we are studying to begin with. A personal motivation of mine is popping in a DVD of a favorite show that centers around a certain career right before I get down to studying. For instance, I want to become a pharmacy technician, or something else in the medical field, so I’ll watch Grey’s Anatomy for a couple episodes before my study time. Getting into the mind set of what you want to be as the end result of all your hard work is one of the best motivations I’ve ever come across. It’s all about keeping your eye on the prize.

Melanie W., Student, GED study program - Michigan 06/05/2007

Burn a midnight candle now, see the future candles…

Nima Eghbaly, Student, Sophomore of English translating - Iran 06/08/2007

The main thing to adhere to when you’re about to study in class or in your room, is to maintain a positive attitude and don’t stress. If you’re being negative and stressing, there’s no point of even studying! You also have to be comfortable in the place you’re studying. Make sure you’ve a comfy seat. Another great tip is to write your notes in colorful pens. It could attract your attention and help you concentrate. But keep to few colors. Also, make sure they’re clean and neat. It would also help if your notes are in shorter forms and not in long sentences or paragraphs because you would lose your attention to read. Good luck!

Amalina Anas, Student, Form 2 - Malaysia 06/08/2007

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 - Malaysia 06/08/2007

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 - Australia 06/10/2007

If you are studying for finals this is what you have to do! Pick up a pencil or pen and look at your study guide or packet if you have one. Get excited about what you are about to learn, then it is interesting. When you have studied for an hour or more, take a 15-20 minute break. Then study again. Trust me, it works!

Minnie Chareles, Student, 6th Grade - Colorado 06/10/2007

Believe it or not, being a little bit stressed about the exam actually helps! If you feel too relaxed about the test or exam, you won’t study as hard. You’ll normally just skim over the notes and your attention span will be shorter than ever. Don’t pull your hair out, but a little bit of healthy anxiety can do the trick. Of course, you can’t force this. All you can do is convince yourself that you do in fact need to study and that you actually don’t know everything about it. Oh, and don’t get distracted! Especially if you’re using the computer. Good luck!

Andreya Muller, Student, Sophomore - Manitoba, Canada 06/10/2007

If you have sisters or brothers that want lots of attention while you want to study try to play with them for 2 minutes. After that tell them that you need to study so they understand.

Lara Guevarra, Student, 5th Grade - India 06/11/2007

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 - India 06/11/2007

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 - Philippines 06/11/2007

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 - United Kingdom 06/12/2007

Read over and over again whatever you’re trying to learn. If it’s memory also try to remember over and over again what it is that needs to be remembered. Do not wait until the last minute. If you do, it’s like trying to play chess without knowing what the pieces do. Remember the 4 Ps: Poor Planning leads to Poor Performance. Or, if you fail to plan then plan to fail. Read, study, play, and learn ahead of time.

Sonny W., Student, 2nd Year - Philippines 06/13/2007

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 - Connecticut 06/13/2007

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 - Michigan 06/16/2007

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 - Australia 06/17/2007

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 - Malta 06/18/2007

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 - Australia 06/20/2007

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 - Kansas 06/21/2007

Don’t get to stressed out. If you find that you are very stressed out then take a small break and then start again.

Kelly S., Student, 10th Grade - Ontario, Canada 06/24/2007

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 - USA 06/24/2007

If you’re about to take a test or a review of some kind, make flash cards. But the trick to making flash cards is to put them on colored paper. What helps me is I think of the color of the card and then it helps me remember the question and answer. Tip 1 — If you can, get a preview of the test from your teacher so you know what you need to study and then make flash cards. or, just ask your teacher what area of the chapter the test will be on, so you at least have an idea of what to study. Tip 2—if there aren’t that many questions to answer, try and put each question on a different colored card so it is easier to remember the questions and answers.

Mackenzie Michael, Student, 7th Grade - Oregon 06/24/2007

If you are like me and get distracted easily, turn some music on quietly and study. Also, turning off your cell phone helps. But again, if you are like me and can’t bear to turn it off, put it somewhere like under your pillow.

Katherine F., Student, Year 12 - New Zealand 06/25/2007

If you’re at home recite what you’re trying to learn to a parent over and over again until you get it right.

Lenny Pockay, Student, 8th Grade - Georgia 06/26/2007

If you have younger brothers or sisters you can’t get away from, go to the library. Or, play you MP3 or iPod or stereo. BUT keep the volume low so you can concentrate. Highlight the information you really need.

Sarah D., Student, 11th Grade - United Kingdom 06/27/2007

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 - Malaysia 06/28/2007

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 - India 06/29/2007

Do not omit anything while studying. Go through the whole lesson. Explain it to yourself like a story. Understand the concept and concentrate.

Sashaank Srirangam, Student, 2005 - India 07/01/2007

Make flash cards . . . they help with EVERY subject! If you have a large pile, split them up into groups and study each group at a time. Then once all groups have been studied, practice the cards all together. Then separate the cards you properly know/understand from the ones that you still need to learn, and just focus on those. This way you make sure you know every one.

Stephanie S., Student, 11th Grade - Australia 07/01/2007

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 - Maldives 07/02/2007

Effective study is most important. Pay attention to teachers. Don’t be tense. Respect your parents. Have self-confidence. Do these things and success will be in your hands!

Maitreyee Joshi, Student, 10th Std - India 07/02/2007

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 - India 07/03/2007

I study doing a lot of review.

Nicolas Correa, Student, 1993 - Chile 07/05/2007

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 - India 07/08/2007

Eat a lot before going to school and study through lunch break.

Andrew H., Student, 2nd Grade - USA Military 07/08/2007

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 - USA 07/08/2007

You should always try to study at home so you’re smart at school.

Alina Khalid, Student, 3rd Grade - USA 07/10/2007

Whenever I study I write down on a card what I have to study and let a friend hold it and ask me the questions. I answer them. If I’m wrong, I’ll repeat it 10 times until I have it in my head.

Jesenia Feliz, Student, 12 Grade - North Carolina 07/12/2007

1. Put into charts and graphic organizers the gist of the lecturer’s argument or content. 2. Study at dawn. 3. Re-read to avoid oblivion. 4. Link all that you study to things in your real life. 5. Don’t cram into your brain. Comprehend-Analyze-Synthesize-Master-Apply. 6. Check the reliability of data you’re reading. 7. Share your understanding of all that you read with your colleagues. It helps consolidate and check your comprehension of written or heard discourse. 8. Don’ t study by heart. Understand-Apply. 9. Be yourself. Be the one to dig out knowledge, not the one begging for some of colleagues’ crumbs. 10. Raise your chin up. You’re smart.

Ya'quob Hammoud, Teacher, Intermediate And Secondary - Lebanon 07/14/2007

Tip 1 – Try to make a”tree diagram” of the topic which you plan to study; e.g., if it is”pollution” then write it in the middle of a blank paper and around it write all the related subtopics. Use different colors to help you recollect at exam time. Tip 2 – Tabulate common topics, especially in geography locations. Put seasons, crops grown there, living styles of people in columns, and type of geographical location in rows. Write it in a tabular form so the one table tells you all the information in one go. It helps at the time of revision and helps you remember large sets of information in a short time. It also works in studying languages. BEST LUCK!

Manasi Wagh, Other, Clinical Psychologist - India 07/18/2007

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 - Jordan 07/18/2007

Whenever you won’t feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic.

Chandan Rateria, Student, 1990 - India 07/18/2007

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 - California 07/18/2007

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 - Nepal 07/20/2007

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 - California 07/20/2007

We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts.

Ravi Malhotra, Student, 11th Grade - India 07/22/2007

Success is nothing but 99 percent adjustment and 1 percent perspiration. Adjustment means adjustment to the surrounding in which you are studying.

Aditya Gorde, Student, Eleventh - India 07/23/2007

Do take a healthy breakfast before school as this will boost your energy level and keep you fresh all day. If you’re preparing for a test or exam at home, choose a comfortable place, which is free from distractions and has a good table with a table lamp. Keep your concentration on what you are reading and try to understand it. Never do rote-learning, as you can forget things like this. Make a test for yourself or get someone else to do it. Then take the test fairly or you can have someone ask you the questions orally. Do not study for many hours constantly. Do take small breaks in between for a snack. Have a daily organizer. Good luck!

Ainy Ahmad, Student, 8th Grade - Pakistan 07/23/2007

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 - Utah 07/23/2007

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 - Canada 07/23/2007

When you need to remember something, draw a silly picture.The sillier it is, the better. Incorporate words if needed. A cartoon mouse with a sour lemon making a face will help you to remember the French word for mouse (souris). Write ‘Souris’ on his t-shirt too and have him saying ‘This lemon IS SOUR!

Nancy P., Teacher, Middle School - New Jersey 07/24/2007

NO PAIN, NO GAIN! First of all, have a bottle of water by your side so that you don’t have to go all the way to the kitchen when you feel thirsty. Secondly, spend a few minutes collecting all the study material that will be used. Thirdly, have a moment of determination with yourself, clear all unnecessary thoughts and decide what you will study- from page x to page y, from this book and that book, etc. Lastly, MUGGING UP is a crime, understanding will do the trick, reading aloud and repeating really helps. When you are done with a lesson, review it at least once and prior to all this make sure that you understand the equation no pain equals no gain!

Sara H., Student, 11th Grade - United Arab Emirates 07/24/2007

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 - Georgia 07/24/2007

Turn on a bright light and sit in a comfortable chair. When you find yourself daydreaming, stand up and turn around. This will get you to realize when your mind wanders and get you back on track quickly.

Lucinda S., Student, 9th Grade - Ohio 07/25/2007

I like to read, underline and then make sketches… I hate to memorize words, because I find it difficult, but I have a very good visual memory.

Alex Gher, Student, 4th Grade - Delaware 07/27/2007

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 - Michigan 07/28/2007

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 - NovaScotia, Canada 07/28/2007

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 - Hawaii 07/29/2007

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 07/30/2007

As soon as you get home and situate yourself at your desk, dive right into your assignments. Sitting and thinking about them is a waste of time AND will allow you to look for excuses not to do them. Complete the most difficult and/or boring tasks first.

Lauren W., Student, 10th Grade - New York 07/30/2007

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 - Texas 07/30/2007

Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying.

Alok Kumar Mishra, Student, 2nd Year - India 07/31/2007

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 08/01/2007

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 - Texas 08/01/2007

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 - Saskatchewan, Canada 08/06/2007

Time on a Budget Each week has 168 hours. Each student has 168 dollars in his or her piggy bank each week. No overdraft is possible. Expect to need 8 hours of sleep each night. Personal hygiene and meals could cost 28 dollars each week. Exercise 4 times a week will cost about 6 dollars a week. Class time will run you 15 dollars each week. What do you have left to spend? 63 time dollars Recommended study time is generally 3 hours study per hour in class. This will cost 45 dollars each week but does not include extra spending on exams. So, there will be some time left for other life activities!

Laura Swiggum, Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08 - Saskatchewan, Canada 08/06/2007

1. Highlight key phrases and lists. 2. Make some peppermint tea. 3. Absorb the highlight notes for instant recall purposes. 4. Have a snack. A stir-fry or can of beans will do the trick. 5. Open textbook and review any section that seems foreign. 6. Stare out your window to see how many other people are up at this hour. 7. Do your laundry. 8. Have a go at old assignments. 9. Brush your teeth and floss a couple of times. 10. Bring out the caffeinated beverages. 11. Review highlight notes again. 12. Take a shower. 13. Check the clock and figure out how many hours until you write. Subtract 30 minutes for transportation time, and divide your area.

Laura Swiggum, Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08 - Saskatchewan, Canada 08/06/2007

The procrastination monster strikes again. One little hiccup along the road is to learn when to apply yourself. Overconfidence will leave you learning a unit of work three days before the test. Good grades under such circumstances feed the delay monster in each of us. Lack of confidence leaves some students waiting for enlightenment. When this does not come they could clue in to the need to read within acceptable time boundaries. They could throw the exam due to caution. My study tip is to devote yourself. Avoidance and denial are usually the main issues amongst procrastinators. Get down to brass tacks.

Laura Swiggum, Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08 - Saskatchewan, Canada 08/06/2007

Paying Attention in Class Sometimes the only way to maintain interest is to become involved in the discussion. There have been classes that could not maintain my interest. It can be difficult. Assuming all your engines are turning, class time is the place to glean information with little exhaustive effort. Sit in front. Have your textbook with you. Some handy tactics to maintain interest are to meticulously annotate your notes for later study or to refer back to previous notes to grasp the bigger picture or to engage in every class discussion you can.

Laura Swiggum, Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08 - Saskatchewan, Canada 08/06/2007

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 - Egypt 08/06/2007

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 - Austria 08/07/2007

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 - Malaysia 08/09/2007

Have a healthy breakfast before school to boost your energy level. During the teacher’s lecture, try to grasp each and every word and jot down the important points. When studying at home, choose a place free from distractions. Read every single word and do not omit anything. Try to get the concepts clear in your mind rather than memorizing. Learn for a test or exam before time as last-minute study doesn’t helps a bit. Make questions from your chapter and ask someone to ask you the questions. Do not take any subject as a burden or you will find that particular subject really difficult although it may be easy. Good luck!

Qurrat-ul-Ain Ahmad, Student, 8th-AES-School For Girls - Pakistan 08/09/2007

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 - California 08/10/2007

I find that if I write all of my weekly goals onto a whiteboard and cross them off as I complete them, it helps me to feel like I’m accomplishing something. I think of each task as a hurdle to jump over and think things like ‘5 more assignments till a bit of a break’ to stay focused and work even harder on those 5 assignments. The idea of a break or another completed obstacle definitely helps me to stay focused and complete everything to the best of my ability.

Nicole S., Student, First Year University - Ontario, Canada 08/10/2007

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 - California 08/11/2007

Always focus on your target by studying for about 4 hours a night. At least 4 hours of sleep is also suitable. Trust me it works.

Mika Kelly, Student, University - Australia 08/12/2007

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 - Malaysia 08/13/2007

Don’t talk during class!

Shelby M., Student, 6th Grade - Texas 08/13/2007

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 08/14/2007

Don’t leave your studying to the last week. My friend did that and her grades weren’t the ones she wanted.

Rachel Bunrtin, Student, S4 - United Kingdom 08/15/2007

Always Study in Quiet.

Cari B., Teacher, Master - Texas 08/15/2007

I think before I start to study. Please get ready by mind and body. Relax when you start to study. Get enough sleep. In the morning, start to study 1 hour in each subject otherwise you will get bored. It works for me.

Rilwana Farveen, Student, Sec 1 - Malaysia 08/16/2007

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 - NewBrunswick, Canada 08/16/2007

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 - NewBrunswick, Canada 08/16/2007

Try using pictures and diagrams in your notes to help put ideas together. If you do this in class, it is also a good idea to redraw these later to make sure they are accurate, neat and understandable.

Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada 08/16/2007

It’s always good to have a dictionary, a thesaurus, and other references in your study area. There are often copies of these books in school already, so it generally isn’t necessary to be leaving them in lockers when they are more useful at home.

Katherine L., Student, 9th Grade - NewBrunswick, Canada 08/16/2007

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 - NewBrunswick, Canada 08/16/2007

I read the book I am studying and do any research needed.

Abby Asb, Student, 4th Grade - Illinois 08/16/2007

Write down or underline all the points. Don’t be lazy!

Yong Sen, Student, Year 15 - Malaysia 08/17/2007

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 - Alberta, Canada 08/18/2007

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 08/19/2007

Get lots of sleep.

Janay Clark, Student, 6th Grade - Tennessee 08/20/2007

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 - New York 08/21/2007

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 - Sri Lanka 08/21/2007

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 - Egypt 08/23/2007

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 - Nebraska 08/24/2007

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 - Texas 08/24/2007

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 08/26/2007

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 - Vermont 08/27/2007

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 - New Zealand 08/27/2007

Try listening to music, it really helped me.

Katheryn Schmuck, Student, 9th Grade - Florida 08/28/2007

Morning time is a very fresh time and our mood is also very fresh, so when we read in fresh time we will never forget it. So always do study in morning time. Really it works. Best of luck.

Minal Jaju, Teacher, 12th Grade - India 08/29/2007

Don’t highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that.

Katheryn S., Student, 9th Grade - Wisconsin 08/29/2007

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 and Tobago 08/29/2007

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 - India 08/29/2007

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 - Bangladesh 08/30/2007

Put things up all over your walls in your bedroom when it’s coming up to exams – during exam time I have English quotes stuck to the roof above my bed, biology diagrams on my walls, and make large picture timelines for History, Classics and also for plot summary in English. By having all this hanging around you, you’re constantly looking at it, and taking it in even when on the phone. I find that all this makes me really remember it – as you have to think about the information as you work out exactly how you will present it and then soak it in when you don’t even realize it.

Kirsten M., Student, Year 13 - 7th Form - New Zealand 08/30/2007

1. Look for a quiet place to study. 2. Have at hand all the materials you need. 3. Make sure you have right lighting and ventilation 4. Schedule your activities. 5. Review your notes before working on a new assignment. 6. Keep track of all the assignments in a notebook 7. Look up new words in the dictionary and try to use them in your speaking and writing 8. Take down important notes in your notebook. 9. Outline your ideas before you write. 10. Read and reread lessons that are difficult to understand. Do all these. It works!

Joanah Cago, Student, Grade 6 - Philippines 08/30/2007

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 - Hawaii 08/30/2007

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 - Mississippi 08/30/2007

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 - Australia 08/30/2007

I find that if you are bored with studying, you should make flashcards and go out and ride a bike or something and have someone come with you to quiz you on the flash cards. It is a great way to study without getting bored out of your mind!

Hayley P., Student, 8th Grade - Virginia 08/31/2007

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 - Canada 09/02/2007

Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick – it really helps!

Shriya Joshi, Student, High School - India 09/03/2007

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 - India 09/04/2007

If you find it hard to get down to study clear your desk so that you have an empty space. When you sit down to work clear your mind and you will be able to start afresh each time without studying whilst being stressed and you are more likely to work harder and see the results of your efforts!

Andrea Bowen, Other, Mature Student - United Kingdom 09/04/2007

Study smart and study hard, and pay attention when you are in class.

Qifah Livy, Student, Diploma In Science - Malaysia 09/05/2007

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 - Florida 09/05/2007

Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class.

Qifah Livy, Student, Diploma In Science - Malaysia 09/05/2007

Record yourself reading the notes that are needed for the test or quiz and relisten to it over and over again.

Lily H., Student, 9th Grade - New Jersey 09/06/2007

While you are studying, concentrate on what you are studying. Don’t think about T.V. or music and while you are studying, close your cell phone and organize your time to study.

Marwa Alamry, Student, 6th Grade - Oman 09/07/2007

Make Flash Cards. They’re an easy, simple way to study various things.

Abby P., Student, 7th Grade - USA 09/07/2007

Flashcards are the MOST effective way to study for most people. The repetition of the information helps you to recall, and allows you to pinpoint what you know and what you don’t. It’s a good idea to keep your flashcards even after the test is over. Just store them away in a safe place. You never know when you’ll need them again, especially for finals.

Dea G., Student, 11th Grade - Florida 09/09/2007

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 - India 09/09/2007

Find a good place to study free from distractions.

Anthony Gutierrez, Student, 12th Grade - New Mexico 09/10/2007

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 - North Carolina 09/10/2007

Not enough concentration? All the time your mind zooms around? No problem. Try different styles to read. Eventually you’ll find some thing that suits you. You may use music, but not loud, rock, hip-hop etc. Try instrumentals like piano, violin, Yanni, etc. I tried it and it boosted my concentration a lot. Another way is to go word to word. Some say that bed is the worst reading place. I don’t agree. A few people like me find bed the most comfortable because you have a lot of place for your books. Try to be regular. Don’t let up or it will seriously affect your results. Always read thinking that tomorrow is your school final.

Justin Junaid, Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh 09/11/2007

Not enough place for your books? Getting messy? Here’s a suggestion – use big tables like the kitchen table or maybe a table with lots of shelf space. You can also use a computer table (without computers, don’t read near your PC because it will distract your mind). If it has a small shelf for the keyboard you can use it for your writing pads. Keep books on the main table so you can easily note things. You can also sit on your bed because it has lots of space. Choose your perfect time to read. Some people get lost away in dreams if it’s too quiet. So choose if you like night or day. I bet your perfect time WILL give you a perfect reading boost.

Justin Junaid, Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh 09/11/2007

Some people find it easy to read when they eat. You can nibble some biscuits while reading. I do that though it risks getting fat. You can also use some fragrances around you. That also helps you study. Try to form a study group of 3 or 4 people. This works good for most kinds of questions. You can also choose a friend to read with. Always remember – studying in a group is loads better than studying alone (provided that the group is made with good or helpful students). For doing good in objective type questions study line by line. You can do colouring lines. It helps a lot. If you can do meditation, it’s even better.

Justin Junaid, Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh 09/11/2007

I usually try to study everything that I need, but spend more time with things I am weak on. I try to study every day. It is not important how many hours you study. The most important part is the quality of studying. Having a good study program is necessary because it makes you know what you want to do and it adjusts your activities. Starting time and finishing time is different from person to person. Usually I start with difficult lessons. I take notes during my studying and go over my problems with teachers and my friends. Study everything from the first day.

Saeed Ranjbar, Student, 2nd Year High Scool - Iran 09/11/2007

Study in several small sessions. Don’t cram!

Alisha K., Student, 7th Grade - Alberta, Canada 09/11/2007

Make sure the place you study is always quiet.

Frank Catanzaro, Student, 9th Grade - Rhode Island 09/12/2007

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 - Colorado 09/12/2007

Set a timer for a designated amount of time, say 15 minutes. While the timer is on, you can only study the one subject you have chosen. When the timer goes off, you can then get up and stretch, get a drink, eat a snack, take a nap, etc., but the only thing you can do while the timer is ticking is study! Then mark down how many segments you studied for each subject (how many times you set the timer). This helped get me through graduate school.

Charles R. Barr, Psychologist - California 09/12/2007

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 - Texas 09/13/2007

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) - New Zealand 09/14/2007

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 - Australia 09/15/2007

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 - United Arab Emirates 09/16/2007

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 - Malaysia 09/16/2007

When I study, I make sure I have all materials needed and peace and quiet. If you’re studying vocabulary, try to find words or phrases similar to the term to help you remember its definition.

Brittany Smart, Student, 10th Grade - North Carolina 09/17/2007

I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying.

Samantha Barrett, Student, Grade 9 - British Columbia, Canada 09/17/2007

When studying, if you’re getting distracted remember that education is the key to success.

Natalie F., Student, 5th Form - New Zealand 09/20/2007

I think you should make some flash cards and study the night you are assigned the work all the way until you take the quiz/test. You should also find a friend in your class and study with them. Eating also helps. Study groups help a lot.

Othello Johnson, Student, 10th Grade - Rhode Island 09/21/2007

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 - New Zealand 09/22/2007

Have a clear mind and nothing else as important to do for the whole day if possible. When you need to take a break, do so. Don’t force yourself to get everything done at once. Do what works for you when it comes to studying, a quiet room, low music, etc.

Amanda Moffatt, Student, Bachelors Of Science In C.S.I - Washington 09/23/2007

Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic.

Shamika Foster, Student, Form 4 - Barbados 09/24/2007

Write things you need to know.

Sara Mann, Student, 9th Grade - Wisconsin 09/25/2007

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 - Malaysia 09/26/2007

Don’t leave everything off till the last minute. You’ll never succeed like that.

Christa S., Student, 7th Grade - Virginia 09/27/2007

Reread questions from a book or worksheet. Then write these questions and their answers on a separate piece of paper. Study these whenever you can.

Cat R., Student, 7th Grade - California 09/30/2007

One of the things that helps me is to make flashcards using index cards. Not only do I have a handy study guide but I can pull up important information very quickly. It helped me pull an A in Sociology.

Cindy P., Student, College 13th - Missouri 10/01/2007

When I am trying to take notes for a class that I don’t like or can’t seem to concentrate on, I get out different colored pens so that my notes end up color-coordinated. When I come to the end of a section, I change colors.

Hilary Daniel, Student, Freshman in College - Indiana 10/02/2007

When you take notes in class and the teacher says something interesting put it in quotation marks so you may remember it easier.

Lauren Lewis, Student, 8th Grade - Maryland 10/03/2007

You could take notes in class and use them to study. Also you could ask somebody at home who understands what you are learning and ask them to help you study for whatever you need to study for. Those are great study skills.

Sabrina Lindemon, Student, 07-08 - Maryland 10/03/2007

Be a good listener in class and pay attention.

Taylor S., Student, 8th Grade - Maryland 10/03/2007

You should ALWAYS pay attention in class. You should watch and listen to what the teacher is saying. He/She might have that stuff on the test so you should have it written down. Look at what the teacher is writing on the chalkboard. That might have some important stuff on there too. You should write clearly so that you can read what you have written. If you are absent one day you should get the notes from a friend or someone in your class. And also if a FRIEND is absent you have to make excellent notes, have all of the details and stuff like that. So these are some tips that you should keep in mind.

Emily G., Student, 8th Grade - Maryland 10/03/2007

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 - Texas 10/03/2007

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 - California 10/03/2007

If you want to study for a long time, make yourself feel relaxed. Not too relaxed. Like wear slippers and have a comfy chair!

Katy Groom, Student, 6th Grade - New Zealand 10/07/2007

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 - Australia 10/10/2007

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 - Qatar 10/10/2007

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 - California 10/11/2007

Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts.

Ian Capuyan, Student, LCCB 1st Yr - Philippines 10/12/2007

The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound.

Kenzie Maylins, Stud ent, 8th Grade - California 10/14/2007

Never have personal electronic devices such as a cell phone or Mp3 with you while you study. Focus on your topic and repeat the questions or answers you are reading.

Jasmine J.N.S.L, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada 10/15/2007

Study with the TV or the radio off.

Sabrina Vasques, Student, 2007-2008 - New York 10/15/2007

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 - Philippines 10/16/2007

Study after you wake up in the morning. Your mind is relaxed and still fresh. Therefore you can easily recall what you have read or studied. Then review your notes before the test or exam.

Eric Rodriguez, Student, 1st Year College - Philippines 10/17/2007

Stay focused and be determined. Listen to light music. Take breaks. Make flow charts to remember information.

S. T. Abedin, Student, 11th Grade - Bangladesh 10/17/2007

1. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. 2. Your brain can’t work for more than 4 hours a day, so don’t exceed this or you will tire too much and you won’t be able to study much the next day. 3. Put aside a time for yourself to practice your exam papers. 4. If you aren’t used to studying for a long time without getting up after 10 minutes, don’t push yourself to sit for an hour all of a sudden. Gradually work your way up, adding a few minutes every day. This way your body will get used to this easily.

Hilary Mohimani, Student, 8th Grade - Alabama 10/18/2007

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 - India 10/19/2007

Always make time to study and do your homework.

Angela Fan, Student, 6th Grade - California 10/19/2007

It is scientifically proven that chewing gum whilst working improves your concentration, so chew away!

Ashleigh A., Student, 9th Grade - Australia 10/19/2007

Use picture clues.

Alex F., Student, 2007 - British Columbia, Canada 10/22/2007

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 - Ireland 10/22/2007

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 - Qatar 10/22/2007

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 - Pennsylvania 10/22/2007

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 - Philippines 10/22/2007

Stay on task.

Madelyn M., Student, Fifth Grade - Louisiana 10/24/2007

Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies.

Mary Jane Sevelleno, Student, 1st Yr College - Philippines 10/25/2007

Take the time you need when you do a test.

Rob T., Other, Info Needer - Illinois 10/25/2007

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 - Texas 10/25/2007

Studying well during your free time.

Nathanael Talaban, Student, 2nd Year College - Philippines 10/26/2007

Study hard and believe in yourself.

Masoud Honarmand, Student, Freshman - Iran 10/29/2007

I study at home to make sure I have self-discipline.

Edrian Deocampo, Student, Lcc Bacolod 1st Yr. - Philippines 10/30/2007

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 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.

Kimberly Joy Polvora, Student, 1st Year College - Philippines 10/30/2007

I review my notes every night.

Ritzi Von Pajanconi, Student, 1st Year College - Philippines 10/30/2007

Study in a place that is quiet (or without distractions or TV).

Daviauda Dl, Student, 5th Grade - Pennsylvania 11/01/2007

While you study,you need a quiet place to read and to answer all your questions from your reviews.

Jasmine Ligacion, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada 11/03/2007

Study in a nice and well lit place and make sure its clean and quiet.

Kristin F., Student, Blake Academy 6th 2007 - Florida 11/04/2007

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 - Ontario, Canada 11/05/2007

Try learning from your mistakes. Control yourself to become a good student for now and for the future.

Michael Vasquez A., Student, 1st Year - Philippines 11/06/2007

Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!

H. G., Student, 6th Grade - Illinois 11/07/2007

Go in a quiet room where you won’t get distracted.

Shannon D., Student, 6th Grade - Michigan 11/07/2007

You’ve read more than enough study tips now. You already know most of them don’t you – really you’re just procrastinating! The longer you put it off, the worse it’ll be. Get off the computer right now and start with 10 minutes studying. Concentrate hard in those 10 minutes, and then take a break to get a drink and a bite to eat. Go back to your work and keep going 20 min this time, then another break. Keep on like this, adding another 10 minutes each time until you reach 50 minutes. Just get all your work done. GO. Stop wasting time and get to work NOW!

Ruth M., Student, 6th Year - United Kingdom 11/10/2007

Not only study very hard, but study smart.

Anjali Edwin, Student, Form 4 - Malaysia 11/14/2007

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 - British Columbia, Canada 11/20/2007

Study hard with no distractions.

Mario Vazquel, Parent - Puerto Rico 11/20/2007

If you are studying for a test, study a little bit of information every night.

Lexy A., Student, 8th Grade - Connecticut 11/20/2007

Make index cards with notes that you take in class.

Meghan R., Student, 8th Grade - Connecticut 11/20/2007

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 - New Zealand 11/21/2007

I study my lessons three times. First is to scan, just do a light reading. Second is to understand what I am reading. Lastly, to memorize and familiarize my lessons. I also budget my time wisely. For example, I’ll make a schedule for the week on what to do and put a time frame, so that I can keep track of it. I make a point that I always have chocolate whenever I study because it contains glucose which is the so called”food for the brain” and it contains caffeine – same as coffee that acts as a stimulator.

Marjory Porquez, Student, 3rd Yr College MDC - Philippines 11/25/2007

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 - Australia 11/25/2007

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 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 - Texas 11/25/2007

Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!

Brynna Tebbe, Student, 9th Grade - Pennsylvania 11/25/2007

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 - Pennsylvania 11/25/2007

When you are taking a test try not to daydream. Always stay focused by thinking of what the answers are and by reading the directions over and over again so that you clearly understand what the teacher may expect of you. You also want to think of the time you have for each question so that you may not feel overwhelmed by how many problems you may have to do at the end if you keep spending a lot of time on the harder problems. Try to do all the ones you know first and always save the harder ones for last! If you double check your answers then you may find corrections that you may have to make that you may not have noticed earlier in the test!

Brynna Tebbe, Student, 9th Grade - Pennsylvania 11/25/2007

Make a little quiz for yourself of all of your notes and see how you do. Now get studying!

Brade P., Student, 9th Grade - Ontario, Canada 11/26/2007

A great study habit is to get out and away from any distractions and do your work. One thing that helps me is to take my school work and go somewhere outside and work on it.

Angela A., Student, 2007 - California 11/27/2007

When I am studying a textbook, I analyze every word according to the meaning of the word. When I find some special word, and I do not know the meaning, I try to find it in a dictionary of special words. According to the syntax of the sentences I identify a sense of the words. Every word is a little stone of mosaic of knowledge. Every word can be visualized as a small picture or symbol which we can tag together to form the main complex picture or scheme of objects (nouns), activities (verbs), properties (adverbs and adjectives) and relations (prepositions and conjunctions).

Miroslav Kalousek, Other, Self-taught Person - Czech Republic 11/28/2007

Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school.

Mike S., Student, 2007 - Nevada 11/28/2007

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 - Nevada 11/28/2007

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 - Ontario, Canada 11/28/2007

If you listen to music when you do your homework or your work always seems rushed,then instead of listening to rock or hip hop try listening to classical music it will slow you down and you will be able to concentrate better.

Katherine Barnes, Student, 4th Grade - California 12/03/2007

I just want to study to get a better life!

Victor Vergara, Student, 9th Grade - Illinois 12/04/2007

Take you study guide and think that it is the real test or quiz.

Ashley K., Student, 6th Grade - Connecticut 12/05/2007

To concentrate in class don’t get distracted.

Lily Mandas, Student, 5th Grade - Ontario, Canada 12/06/2007

Eat a well balanced breakfast and have enough sleep. This will help you stay more focused.

Stephanie T., Student, GED (2008) - North Carolina 12/07/2007

Study in a quiet room. The room should not include distracting objects. Make sure you have good, complete notes. Now you are all ready to study! Good luck!

Cathryn A., Student, 6th Grade - New Jersey 12/07/2007

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 - Maryland 12/10/2007

First of all, start studying each subject for 30 minutes a day. This will make you judge which subject needs more time and which is easy and doesn’t need much time, depending on your interests. Then start studying the hard subjects every day at least 30 minutes per subject. While studying avoid distractions, don’t stop studying and draw things in your book, don’t mess around with the desk you’re sitting at, and don’t think about what you finished studying. Always check on what you studied or memorized before sleeping. It’s the best way to remember. Don’t forget to set a schedule. Good luck to all.

Mohammed Ali, Student, 1st Year, Law School - Kuwait 12/12/2007

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 - Connecticut 12/14/2007

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 - Maryland 12/15/2007

I have found that if you turn off all computers, tv’s, and even just go into a little room or other quiet space this will help. Next step, I read over everything twice. Once that is done, I go back to the parts I didn’t quite get and keep studying them until I finally have them memorized. Once this is done it’s time for testing. During the test be sure not to randomly look around. This will distract you and might cause your teacher to think you’re cheating in some cases. Always stay focused and try to memorize everything that you read before. I know this is hard. I don’t have a photographic memory myself. Bye and good luck.

Zane Cawthern, Student, 9th Grade - Pennsylvania 12/16/2007

When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information.

Taylor Kalister, Student, 11th - Florida 12/18/2007

There are different abbreviations or symbols that you can use for taking notes: without -w/o, with – w/, number – #, government – gov. Use the first letter of the words to make your own abbreviation (Social Studies – SS, World History – WH).

Taylor Kalister, Student, 11th Grade - Georgia 12/18/2007

If you have any kind of agenda or planner to write down what you need to study, write it down. I’ve learned that if I write down what I need to do, then that is the first step in doing it. If you don’t write it down, you will just forget what to do. Take NOTES! Taking notes helps 70 percent on studying. You may think that it is a waste of time, but think about just jotting down some keywords for 10 minutes, compared to 30 minutes of studying and trying to memorize. The most important note taking is to jot down all of the dates.

Taylor Kalister, Student, 11th Grade - Florida 12/18/2007

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 - Michigan 12/18/2007

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 - Mississippi 12/20/2007

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 - Texas 12/28/2007

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 - Bangladesh 12/29/2007