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"Do advance studying one week before an exam. Make time for studies."
     
  Mary Jane Sevelleno  
  Student, 1st Yr College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/25/2007  
     
"Have fun and pretend it is not an assignment. Pretend it is something you love to do."
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"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  
  London, United Kingdom  
  6/27/2007  
     
"I like to study every day for one hour after school (homework doesn't count). I take 3 minute breaks every 15 minutes. This helps me concentrate and focus better. Studying helps for tests, homework, and even upcoming events."
     
  Jack M.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Redwater, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"We should study in a good temperature and we should not not become a part of family conflicts."
     
  Ravi Malhotra  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  7/22/2007  
     
"I try to keep a control over my diet before a few days of the test. This helps in my thinking process. I drink a lot of water and try to do meditation. I also discuss my study chapters and the main idea of the chapter with my family members, which helps me in remembering important information."
     
  Vibhuti Vaishnav  
  Student, Graduate 2007  
  Boone, North Carolina, USA  
  5/28/2007  
     
"To concentrate in class don't get distracted."
     
  Lily Mandas  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
  12/6/2007  
     
"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  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  3/31/2007  
     
"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  
  Gothenburg, Sweden  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Make flashcards and study using them. First try without studying to see what you know and then study what you don't. Then go from there."
     
  Heba Khalil  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Seymour, Connecticut, USA  
  6/13/2007  
     
"Study with a clock!"
     
  Justin M.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  London, Kentucky, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Utilize the time you spend waiting for the bus for example to study or revise parts of a subject your studying.A smart way is to write important notes of a subject on small cards, where you can keep them with you, and whenever you are just have a look at them, this will lock the information in your head!"
     
  Nora No.  
  Student, Junior  
  Doha, Qatar  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Studying well during your free time."
     
  Nathanael Talaban  
  Student, 2nd Year College  
  Bacolod City, Philippines  
  10/26/2007  
     
"I study my lesson in a place where I can focus, a silent place. I go to a place like my school library. I make sure I undestand everything I wrote in my notebook, and I always review my notes. I keep on reviewing everytime I arrive in the house and when I have free time I also study. There's always a time for study. Just study hard - it's for your education."
     
  Jennifer Joy Au ngon  
  Student, LCC-B/ CHM 1,1st Yr  
  Bacolod City, Qatar  
  10/10/2007  
     
"When I'm at school, I just think about my studying and forget about what happened in my home. It helps me to focus with my study. When I'm being lazy, I tell myself that what I am is what I am supposed to be."
     
  Kelly Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kl, Vermont, USA  
  8/27/2007  
     
"The easiest way for me to remember spelling words is to say them exactly how they sound."
     
  Kenzie Maylins  
  Stud ent, 8th Grade  
  Hawii, California, USA  
  10/14/2007  
     
"I take notes during class and review them every night so that when a test comes, I don't have to cram my brain and not get enough sleep for the test."
     
  Samantha S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"When taking a test breathe in and out and relax. Also, be very confident."
     
  Menar Muflihi  
  Student, 2007  
  Dearborn, Michigan, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"When I have to study for a science, spelling, math, or social studies test, I make a song out of my test. It really helps if you always sing the test song over and over while you study. I got an A on my last science test. GOOD LUCK."
     
  Jose Sanchez  
  Student, 2nd Grade  
  Hutchinson, Kansas, USA  
  6/21/2007  
     
"Do all your studying 2 nights before a test. Then the day before the test, go to a movie. Trust me. It works for me."
     
  Cryton Fulk  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Lamont, Alberta, Canada  
  5/2/2007  
     
"Take you study guide and think that it is the real test or quiz."
     
  Ashley K.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Glastobury, Connecticut, USA  
  12/5/2007  
     
"If you take good notes, then you can study your notes instead of the whole chapter in a book. Most likely everything you need to know for the test or quiz will be in the notes you take. You don't need to memorize the whole chapter."
     
  Kate C.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Before you study, eat so you will concentrate more. For example, if you're studying biology, read a passage and write questions and answers related to the passage and read them over and over again. Then do a small test to see if you got them into your head."
     
  Julia T.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Malta, Malta  
  8/19/2007  
     
"Get something to eat and drink before you start to study. Then after you eat take a bathroom break. Once you're done with that get your books together and start studying."
     
  Stacey L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whitney, Texas, USA  
  7/30/2007  
     
"Always Study in Quiet."
     
  Cari B.  
  Teacher, Master  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  8/15/2007  
     
"When you study make it into a game. I learn better if it is fun. So try having fun but studying at the same time."
     
  Mekayla Stockbridge  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Bradley, Arkansas, USA  
  5/23/2007  
     
"I think the best way to study is to give yourself a pep talk before you start studying. Say things like 'I can do this' really helps me a lot. And if you get low marks, don't be discouraged to study, you should be more aware because now, you know what you don't know before this! Good Luck! I know it's not easy."
     
  Sharifah Liana Amira  
  Student, For m 4  
  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia  
  8/9/2007  
     
"Revise what the teacher has taught for the day. Do not be laid off track just because your best friend scores better than you do. If this really happens, then it will spur you on to study harder."
     
  Shermine Chan  
  Student, Secondary Year 1  
  Tampines, Singapore  
  5/4/2007  
     
"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  
  Toronto, Ontario, USA  
  5/4/2007  
     
"Make sure you have plenty of pens and pencils as well as your notebooks. If you lose concentration easily, make sure you study in a quiet place where there is as little noise as possible."
     
  Kayleen H.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Riverview, Michigan, USA  
  7/28/2007  
     
"I always study in the same surroundings. Same place, same time, with or without music, etc. It helps me to remember what I learned."
     
  Kirsten R.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA  
  4/19/2007  
     
"Not only study very hard, but study smart."
     
  Anjali Edwin  
  Student, Form 4  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  11/14/2007  
     
"When taking a test, if you get stuck, don't sit there and wait to think of the answer. Go on and see the other ones you can solve! If you don't, you may not finish the test."
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Try to remember the key points in the book. This helps you to review more quickly and effectively. The most important thing is, you need to take notes in class. Some of the things that the teacher talks about in class are not in the book."
     
  Chan Christy  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Hong Kong, Hong Kong  
  5/11/2007  
     
"Study with an open mind."
     
  Princess Jefferson  
  Student, Freshman  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Make sure you are somewhere that no one will disturb you and unplug the phone so no one will call you when you are studying."
     
  Shana Heighton  
  Student, 2007  
  Newport News, Virginia, USA  
  5/15/2007  
     
"You should always try to study at home so you're smart at school."
     
  Alina Khalid  
  Student, 3rd Grade  
  Palatine, USA  
  7/10/2007  
     
"Write the thing to study repeatedly on a sheet of paper about 25-40 times."
     
  Joan K.  
  Student, OLJH  
  Lake Elmo, Michigan, USA  
  4/1/2007  
     
"When studying, if you're getting distracted remember that education is the key to success."
     
  Natalie F.  
  Student, 5th Form  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  9/20/2007  
     
"Plain and simple. A quiet environment with a comfortable chair and table, and a 24 ounce monster energy drink."
     
  Bayani Reyes  
  Student, Senior  
  Pomona, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"Studying can be hard and I know that because I have to study a lot for my Ohio achievement tests. So if you need help do a little at a time. Study for about 1 hour to 1:30 mins. Take notes in class and pay more attention. I hope my tips are helpful to you and remember to study a little at a time."
     
  Breanne B.  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Cincinatti, Ohio, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  10/7/2007  
     
"Get a scrapbook and write whatever the teacher says pertaining to the topic."
     
  Shamika Foster  
  Student, Form 4  
  Bridgetown, Barbados  
  9/24/2007  
     
"I 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  
  Mokena , Illinois, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"We forget things we dislike. So to remember what you have studied, try to put in complete interest into it. We mostly never forget our favorite movie lines or the lyrics of our favorite song. Make studying something like that, in that way you can score really well!"
     
  Manasa P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Chennai, India  
  6/29/2007  
     
"Study hard and believe in yourself."
     
  Masoud Honarmand  
  Student, Freshman  
  Tehran, Iran  
  10/29/2007  
     
"1. Before you study do meditation for 10 minutes. This increases your concentration. 2. Leave your books 2 hours before an examination. This makes your mind fresh and you can do well on the examination."
     
  Monika Insan  
  Other, Computer Professional  
  Sirsa, India  
  7/8/2007  
     
"When you prepare to take a test or quiz, my study tip is to study about thirty minutes to one hour every single day. I usually read over my notes and study my vocabulary if needed. If you are stuck on how you can study, you can always count on how-to-study.com. Remember my tip: study at least thirty minutes to one hour each day and you will do swell and your mind won't be filled with anxiety and worry, but will be tranquil, placid, and serene."
     
  Triet Tran  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Katy, Texas, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Instead of waiting until the last minute to start on your report, the day you get the assignment brainstorm and write a rough draft to give to your teacher and have him correct it. Then ask another teacher to correct over what your teacher corrected and then rewrite your paper using the help of the two different teachers. I guarantee you will get a good grade. It worked for me and it will sure enough work for you."
     
  Shaqwana Lipscomb  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Adelanto, California, USA  
  8/11/2007  
     
"If you have a hard time comprehending a certain subject, turn to other resources such as magazines, encyclopedias, etc. Also, a full-time schedule helps you stay on track, and it can help you go to bed at a decent time (if you have a decent time on your schedule, of course.)"
     
  Alicia Adams  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  4/28/2007  
     
"Don't talk during class!"
     
  Shelby M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Combine, Texas, USA  
  8/13/2007  
     
"Study when you have free time. Just do it then instead of saying I have loads of time later. Something is sure to come up later and you will put studying off. Do it now and you will have extra time later!"
     
  Sima K.  
  Student  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Lexington, North Carolina, USA  
  5/21/2007  
     
"KSQ3RO: Know what you are to study. Survey what you need to study. Form questions to answer from studying. Read. Recite to yourself. Sit on your book so you don't peek. Review several times. Overlearn - Continue learning even after you know the material so you will be learning for the long term."
     
  James Bell  
  Teacher, College  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/10/2007  
     
"When taking a test, I believe that you should read the directions, relax, and take a deep breath. Go through every question thoroughly and completely. Skip a question if it doesn't come to you. Pace yourself. Don't think too hard. DO YOUR BEST!"
     
  Maddy S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Lenox, Illinois, USA  
  3/22/2007  
     
"Stay patient and never give up, and believe in yourself!"
     
  Taylor Harris  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  3/21/2007  
     
"Take the time you need when you do a test."
     
  Rob T.  
  Other, Info Needer  
  Genoa , Illinois, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"Study English."
     
  Le Quocduy  
  Student  
  Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  
  4/12/2007  
     
"Read through your syllabus the day you get it and begin working on a major assignment. Procrastination is like a disease. Once you get it it is with you for a while! Don't catch the disease! Good luck!"
     
  Margalyn P.  
  Student, 14th Year  
  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"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  
  Muscat, Oman  
  9/7/2007  
     
"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  
  Charlotte, North Carolina, USA  
  7/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  
  8/10/2007  
     
"Drink lots of water before you work because it will help your brain cells cool down from school."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 2007  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"Always pay good attention in class so you could take good notes so you could have them if you are going to take a test and you could study the notes too."
     
  Rickey Smith  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Evanston, Illinois, USA  
  4/9/2007  
     
"I always make outlines for the reading material. It makes comprehension much easier. Plus you have notes to study with."
     
  Vanita V.  
  Student, Post Undergrad  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"Play lots of sports and go to lots of parties. Then the night before you have a test have an aroma therapy massage along with some therapeutic music. Have the masseuse read aloud some notes you made. Then when you are taking the test, think of the music and the information will come flooding back to you. Well, it works for me and all my friends and all their friends. We do it together as a fun night out!"
     
  Jane Hoggins  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"If you have an abnormally hard time concentrating on your work, it can be worth it to consult a doctor. Sometimes undiagnosed medical conditions can create symptoms similar to an attention deficit disorder."
     
  Stephanie E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/22/2007  
     
"Just go to your teacher and say to her/him what you really don't get! Do not be afraid if you he/she does not like you. Just go up to them and say what you don't get."
     
  Stevie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Eastchester, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"You should listen to whatever your teacher says. Write it and then go back and highlight the important details."
     
  Kam Watts  
  Student, 2007  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/16/2007  
     
"My father said the ideal time to study is around 7.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. I think it's because our mind is usually more 'fresh' and alert in mornings. The foods you take also determine how much your brain acts like a sponge to absorb things you've studied. So, maintain a healthy diet and try to reduce your junk food intake. Good luck!"
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/8/2007  
     
"Make sure the place you study is always quiet."
     
  Frank Catanzaro  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Cranston, Rhode Island, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"Go in a quiet room where you won't get distracted."
     
  Shannon D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Dearborn, Michigan, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"You should breathe deeply before you start to take the BIG test like the SAT or ISTEP. Take a lot of notes about the test. Ask your teacher if she can help you get a tutor to help you study for the test."
     
  A. R.  
  Student, High School Senior  
  Muncie, Indiana, USA  
  4/7/2007  
     
"Eat a good breakfast, fruits, and vegetables. Then you can learn a lot!"
     
  Mike D.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Greeneville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Sparrows Point, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"To read faster, read first with your eyes. If you want to enhance your vocabulary, read aloud clearly and slowly. Analyze what you read too."
     
  Lara Guevarra  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Barcelona, Alberta, Spain  
  6/11/2007  
     
"When I want to study I say to myself, 'Mark, you don't want to be doing this ALL night.' I have ADD and it is hard to focus. Doing this reminds me of the reality of not focusing. You may want to try it. If you don't get it done, just be honest with your authority figure. They should or hopefully will understand and be human. We all have faults."
     
  Mark H.  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Oceanside, California, USA  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Research has shown that studying at 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) will give you the best results... Try it... I tried it and it works!"
     
  Jojo Chua  
  Student, Secondary 1 Of 2007  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  8/1/2007  
     
"When I study, I play classical music to keep me focused on my work (it really helps). Another thing that promises success is putting the most needed information on flash cards. and reviewing it over and over until i fully remember every piece of the information. Also I would stay away from the TV for about 2 hours so you don't get brainwashed and forget everything."
     
  Helen Harper  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Beverly Hills, California, USA  
  8/10/2007  
     
"I read a whole paragraph and once I understand it, I write small points about it and review them frequently. I solve as many problems as possible and review questions from past tests to make sure I will be able to answer questions on a test of a similar level. I try to cover all the topics. In case there is no time, I just read a few chapters one or two times."
     
  Lakshmi V.  
  Student, Professional  
  Hyderabad, India  
  4/8/2007  
     
"If you are studying for a test, please do not study the day before the test, because you will only know 5 percent of what you have studied... so study everyday at least half an hour a day. Good luck."
     
  Alice H.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  6/10/2007  
     
"Concentration is very important. If you are reading a book and your mind wanders someplace else, I think it is a waste of time. Try to clear your mind first before you start reading."
     
  Tommy Long  
  NULL  
  Johor Bharu, Malaysia  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuching, Malaysia  
  5/1/2007  
     
"When reading a text, start with the table of contents. Frame the text's contents by first reviewing the outline of the work. Then read the preface, chapter introductions, and appendices. Understand the conclusions the author draws from his or her research and evaluation. Lastly, read the chapters you have been assigned. The text's details will make more sense and are likely to be better remembered if they are understood in context."
     
  David Murphy  
  Teacher, College / University  
  Columbia, Maryland, USA  
  12/15/2007  
     
"Whenever you won't feel to study, just see the contents of this site and then you see the magic."
     
  Chandan Rateria  
  Student, 1990  
  Raigarh, India  
  7/18/2007  
     
"When studying in groups instead of keeping the music on and talking about irrelevant stuff quiz each other before you start and then read out loud material to one another and then quiz again."
     
  Guy Ellen  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  9/13/2007  
     
"Work harder, smarter."
     
  Emma Xu  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Newcastle, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"To study well: (1) Don't think about the outcome of studying, continue studying even if it is very hard to understand or practice; (2) Read this website carefully and do it now."
     
  Hasan Lanka  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bandaragama, Sri Lanka  
  8/21/2007  
     
"Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying."
     
  Alok Kumar Mishra  
  Student, 2nd Year B.tech  
  Chennai, India  
  7/31/2007  
     
"Study days before the test or quiz."
     
  DaMonique M.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Memphis, Tennessee, USA  
  4/10/2007  
     
"With organization, balance and concentration everything can be done. And another important point is seclude yourself from distraction."
     
  Parnini Goswami  
  Student, 8th Year  
  Rourkela, India  
  5/9/2007  
     
"Always keep a schedule for your homework and try doing everything step by step. Also, don't go to school before checking that you have everything in your bag including books!"
     
  Natasha Shahwan  
  Student, 2007-2008  
  Newyork, New York, USA  
  8/21/2007  
     
"My reading teacher taught me a great way to write paragraphs. Her study tip is to use the ROSES formula: R=Repeat the question that is given, O=give your Opinion, S= State 3 proven facts to help explain your answer, E=Explain your facts in 3 sentences, and S=Sum up your paragraph. If you use this tip it will seriously help you."
     
  Sara P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Enfield, Connecticut, USA  
  12/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Pune, India  
  7/2/2007  
     
"Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts."
     
  Ian Capuyan  
  Student, LCCB 1st Yr  
  Talisay, Philippines  
  10/12/2007  
     
"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  
  Chennai, India  
  7/1/2007  
     
"Studying is good. Use your resource books and your notes, but don't let studying take over all your time!"
     
  Mercedes Mooers  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  
  5/1/2007  
     
"If you are organized, you have the key to success and you won't lose it!"
     
  Julia B.W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/9/2007  
     
"I chew gum while I study. I know it sounds weird, but I did a science project on it and chewing gum helps more oxygen to flow to your brain, allowing it to increase memorization."
     
  Laura' E.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"The best way to answer multiple choice questions is to read the questions first. Then you can understand. I read the questions first so I can understand what I'm looking for."
     
  Tamika Walker  
  Student, Adult level  
  Richmond, California, USA  
  7/20/2007  
     
"Using things like index sheets, diagrams,pictures and colors to help organize your notes, may actually make studying seem more fun. If your work looks interesting to you, there is a greater chance that you will want to make the effort to remember it."
     
  Cait C.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  7/28/2007  
     
"Study at least two weeks before the exam. Buy exercise books for all the subjects you are preparing for and for each topic. Create mindmaps -- they really help! I also suggest getting plenty of rest before the big day. If it's a high school maths exam, I suggest doing as many past papers and textbook work as possible. The more questions you do, the better you get."
     
  R. T.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/10/2007  
     
"I review my notes quickly in every subject every night. This little review helps to remember facts easily, not by cramming."
     
  Faith R.  
  Student, 2010  
  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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  
  Taunton, Massachusettes, USA  
  4/14/2007  
     
"If there is something you always like to do (e.g., watching T.V.), do it. You will totally be more focused. Because if you don't you'll be telling yourself you're bored and that's not good. Plus an elementary teacher or principal told my mother to do that for me. It Works For Me. Try it!"
     
  Kayla Covington  
  Student, College  
  Honoluu, Hawaii, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"Concentrate on what is important during class."
     
  Azman Farhana  
  Student, Year 3  
  Ampang, Malaysia  
  5/5/2007  
     
"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  
  Shanghai, China  
  4/11/2007  
     
"The best way to study is that when you study something in class, make notes of it when you go home. This will help you in the exams. You will be able to learn directly from the notes but make sure that you make the notes from the main points."
     
  Rida Mehtab  
  Student, 8th Grade/O'Levels II  
  Rawalpindi, Pakistan  
  5/26/2007  
     
"I prefer that every student should not memorize vocabulary words if they have a test the next day because when they have their test, all of the time they have done for memorizing, will be a drag because they will not memorize all of the meanings and the spellings. So they will have a failing grade."
     
  Maile V.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  
  7/29/2007  
     
"Hey you kids out there! I think you should have an aim like I tell my kids to have!"
     
  Simon Mann  
  Parent  
  New York City, New York, USA  
  4/25/2007  
     
"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  
  Lumberton, North Carolina, USA  
  9/17/2007  
     
"I listen to music, sit in my room, and do my studying."
     
  Samantha Barrett  
  Student, Grade 9  
  Vernon, British Columbia, Canada  
  9/17/2007  
     
"If you are studying for your final exam, what you have to do is sit somewhere comfy, and organize your stuff. Then get to studying. What you have to do is read over what you have over and over aloud. It works. If you are stressed, study for an hour or two straight and then take a 15-20 minute break and get back."
     
  Nicole Penner  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New York, USA  
  6/24/2007  
     
"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  
  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA  
  7/27/2007  
     
"Take down notes,study in advance,balance my time in studying, and know how to prioritize my studies."
     
  Tara Mae Bejemino  
  Student, First Year College  
  Bacolod City, Arizona, Philippines  
  10/22/2007  
     
"Don't think that studying is a load on you. Always study with joy."
     
  Karan Chawla  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Chittorgarh, West Virginia, India  
  5/16/2007  
     
"Read your notes through at least twice to get the full understanding. Then from what you have read try putting it in your own words. That way you can easily remember the information you have read."
     
  Chrissonia Clarke  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Portland, Jamaica  
  4/12/2007  
     
"If you are nervous about a test, then don't think about it too much and you'll do great."
     
  Ashton A.  
  Student  
  Greenville, Tennessee, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Be a good listener in class and pay attention."
     
  Taylor S.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Baltimore, Maryland, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Auckland, New Zealand  
  6/25/2007  
     
"If you sit next to somebody who is distracting you, then ask the teacher if you can move."
     
  Kendra Walsh  
  Student, 2006-2007  
  Lawton, Oklahoma, USA  
  5/24/2007  
     
"Concentration is the key to success while preparing for an examination."
     
  Raja S.  
  Student, Second MBA  
  Madurai, India  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Burn a midnight candle now, see the future candles..."
     
  Nima Eghbaly  
  Student, Sophomore of English translating  
  Tehran, Iran  
  6/8/2007  
     
"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  
  Tenafly, New Jersey, USA  
  9/6/2007  
     
"Always push yourself and explore your limits. See if you can study harder, understand things faster, write faster and calculate faster. Try not to use the calculator. Prepare notes so that you can look at them easily and fast before an exam. At exam, always think that you're here to show the teachers what you've got, not the other way around. Best of luck!"
     
  Mohit Khan  
  Student, 2nd Year, Honours  
  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  12/29/2007  
     
"When I study, I go on AIM and review things with my friends. It's a really fun way to study. It also can be a lot more fun than studying by yourself."
     
  Holly E.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"I study at home to make sure I have self-discipline."
     
  Edrian Deocampo  
  Student, Lcc Bacolod 1st Yr.  
  Talisay City, Philippines  
  10/30/2007  
     
"When doing experiments, labs, or activities in a classroom, teachers will often ask for a report of some sort. These reports are almost always good study notes, especially if you put a lot of effort into them. Therefore, it is important to put as much detail into these (and other assignments) to make sure you understand the topic. It is very likely that some teachers will move on to other material once the reports have been handed in."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"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  
  Sangamner, India  
  8/29/2007  
     
"Study in a place that is quiet (or without distractions or TV)."
     
  Daviauda Dl  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/1/2007  
     
"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  
  Miami, Florida, USA  
  9/9/2007  
     
"I like teaching methods of studying. I imagine that I am teaching someone. Usually what I do is I look in the mirror and teach my own reflection. I teach not what is given in the book, but what I understood of it."
     
  Chippy Devasia  
  Student, Doing Graduation  
  Kotayam, India  
  5/21/2007  
     
"Find a good place to study free from distractions."
     
  Anthony Gutierrez  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Bernalilo, New Mexico, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"I read the book I am studying and do any research needed."
     
  Abby Asb  
  Student, 4th Grade  
  Niles, Illinois, USA  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Write down or underline all the points. Don't be lazy!"
     
  Yong Sen  
  Student, Year 15  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/17/2007  
     
"I believe you should get a copy of your syllabus and then summarize according to the points needed to know. Why study what you do not need to know."
     
  Sherri I.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Canberra, Australia  
  4/13/2007  
     
"Students must study without distraction of mind. They must study a minimum of two hours to a maximum of four hours a day. They must make a habit of studying daily. They must have a definite place or a spot to study. Before studying they must meditate a minimum five minutes to maximum ten minutes. If they follow these suggestions, they will score very very good marks for sure. Try these and see the difference in you and your studies."
     
  Nityaa Anand  
  Student, A1 Grade In All Years  
  Chennai, India  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Music triggers memory. Listen to your favorite tunes while studying. Just keep the music low!"
     
  LJ Jackson  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Berlin, Ohio, USA  
  5/31/2007  
     
"Just read everything over first. After you've read it, go back and get the key ideas out, jot them down, take notes. Answer questions that are at the end of each idea if it's in your textbook. Never be around TVs or radios. Stay AWAY from your ipod and cell phone. These will only distract you and cause you to not be able to concentrate. Just focus and take notes on only what you need, not everything, and go over it all at least twice."
     
  Jordan Boliuam  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  San Antonio, Texas, USA  
  12/28/2007  
     
"Firstly, keep away from all distractions such as cell phone, iPod, and TV. Then use a technique in which you visualize what you are studying, then imagine what it actually is, then try to make an answer in your own words. Then use your textbook to improve your vocabulary. Note: This technique only in theory subjects."
     
  Zaheer Baig  
  Graduate Student, Ramaiah Institute of Technology  
  Bangalore, India  
  4/25/2007  
     
"Your know it's important to study real hard. It can help you real good in school. It can help you so then you can go to college."
     
  Stephen Polk  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"When you're about to take a test make sure you relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself it is just a test and you have been doing it all year or month. All a test is a homework sheet with all the studies you have learned. So make sure you are calm and relaxed. Then you will know that you can finish it."
     
  Mike S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  
  11/28/2007  
     
"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  
  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  4/15/2007  
     
"For me the best way to study is to teach my stuffed toys. I pretend to be the teacher to them. This helps me remember all the important points. Try it out. It really helped my O levels. Good luck!"
     
  Aishath Sara  
  Student, 11th Grade 2007  
  Male', Maldives  
  7/2/2007  
     
"Study must come first!"
     
  Chen C.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Anqing, China  
  4/8/2007  
     
"Study in a nice and well lit place and make sure its clean and quiet."
     
  Kristin F.  
  Student, Blake Academy 6th 2007  
  Lakeland, Florida, USA  
  11/4/2007  
     
"When you study a chapter for an exam, review it frequently until the time of the exam, even if the exam is a year away. You don't need to review the whole chapter, but you can review only the skeleton of the chapter. Use mnemonics to remember information presented in the form of numbers and other difficult information you frequently forget."
     
  Ahmad Solaiman  
  Postgraduate Physician  
  Mansoura, Egypt  
  4/3/2007  
     
"Keep a notebook to write down all assignments and homework with their due dates. As you finish with an assignment mark it off your list. You should also keep a handy snack nearby when studying, such as an apple or plum."
     
  Tyronda Jackson  
  Student, College Freshman  
  Durant, Mississippi, USA  
  8/30/2007  
     
"Pick up a pen in your hand and go word by word. This will increase your concentration. Read the topic 4 times. The 1st time you will only get an overview. The 2nd time you will be more familiar. The 3rd time you will be able to grasp the message of the topic. The 4th time you will be able to understand the topic as a whole. Now the topic is in your memory. This will work. JUST GO FOR IT."
     
  Dhiraj Agarwal  
  Teacher, Masters  
  Delhi, India  
  8/29/2007  
     
"Don't leave everything off till the last minute. You'll never succeed like that."
     
  Christa S.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Richmond, Virginia, USA  
  9/27/2007  
     
"Stop studying when you are no longer being productive. In an hour, study for 50 minutes then break for 10 minutes."
     
  Sheena Mann  
  Student, High School Year 1  
  Makati, Philippines  
  5/9/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/2/2007  
     
"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  
  Doncaster, United Kingdom  
  9/4/2007  
     
"Use picture clues."
     
  Alex F.  
  Student, 2007  
  Weston, Florida, USA  
  10/22/2007  
     
"A good way to study is to make CORNELL NOTES or C-NOTES. A C-NOTE is a note where you fold a paper 3/4 across. On the left side you write a question and on the right side you write the answer and you fold it and quiz yourself. And if you choose to, on the bottom you can write a summary on what you have learned about."
     
  Tigger M.  
   
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  5/25/2007  
     
"Make Flashcards."
     
  K. S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Omaha, Nebraska, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"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  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  12/3/2007  
     
"When you need to study any topic, manage your time as follows: (a) have enough time to read the topic (b) give yourself time to understand what your read (c) make time to revise what you read."
     
  Mohamed Salah  
  Second year medical student  
  Ismalia, Egypt  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Do not learn by heart. You should understand first and you should also know the main points. Talk with yourself. Be the teacher yourself. I mean explain to yourself on a white board or on a paper. Work according to your syllabus."
     
  Suraj Motee  
  Student, A level  
  Long Mountain, Mauritius  
  4/13/2007  
     
"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  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  8/16/2007  
     
"You're smart, you're well-educated, but there's ALWAYS ways to improve. A good breakfast is one of the answers. Don't just snatch a chocolate bar or a drink can. Those who do that perform equivalent as average 70-year-olds. Plus, have a good sleep. You need some time to process - memories. Sure, you need to race time (to study), but stop once in a while. And I mean, ONCE IN A WHILE."
     
  Amalina Anas  
  Student, Form 2  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  6/28/2007  
     
"If you want to do well in an exam, you must study hard and regularly. Before an exam, you must check the problems first. Then you must remember not to panic. You must try to bring out the best of yourself. Keep faith in your own worth. Try to answer the best. Just think that you can do it."
     
  Justinian I.  
  Student, O level  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/11/2007  
     
"Just forget everything, all problems. Just keep aside everything that's happening in your life. If you are having stress issues, just drink a glass of water, take a nap with no one bothering and wake up and study with a positive mind."
     
  Asad Ali  
  Student  
  Stafford, Texas, USA  
  10/25/2007  
     
"If you are 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  
  Denver, Colorado, USA  
  6/10/2007  
     
"If you are lying on your bed and you are too lazy to work, then try to stand up, prepare your homework things, and start working because no one will be behind you to tell you do your homework ok get busy."
     
  Laura W.  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  
  3/22/2007  
     
"I am only in year eight and have school every single day of the week. This means more homework than I can handle. My tip is practice, practice, practice, and more PRACTICE, trying to avoid TV and the computer. Buy books or ask for extra tutoring. It really helped me and I improved a lot. So just sit down and do work, work, WORK. If you are on holiday you might as well work too. But try to eat healthy and become active to have the strength to do the impossible!"
     
  Maria Zhang  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Melbourne, Australia  
  4/17/2007  
     
"If you study a topic many times you can understand the topic and even remember the topic in your brain. I usually do this in the morning."
     
  Rilwana Farveen  
  Student, SEC 1  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/16/2007  
     
"Get lots of sleep."
     
  Janay Clark  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Memphis, Tennessee, USA  
  8/20/2007  
     
"Around the beginning of your school year choose any classmate. Tell them that you would like to be their study buddy. Explain that this means that if you are absent or vice versa they can call you so that you know what was for homework. That way you don't get in trouble with your teacher. Especially when you are in Junior or Senior High! Now you can get your homework on time and not get in trouble."
     
  Nathanial Blais  
  Student, Grade 8  
  Edmonton, Canada  
  9/2/2007  
     
"I try and make up my own test, and then take it. It really gets things into your mind."
     
  Katie C.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Carmel, California, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"You have to organize and manage your study time."
     
  Jamar Kelly  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA  
  5/10/2007  
     
"Have some fragrance around you, say room freshener or a fragrance stick - it really helps!"
     
  Shriya Joshi  
  Student, High School  
  Pune, India  
  9/3/2007  
     
"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  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Read the subject carefully."
     
  Isha W.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Vestavia, Alabama, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"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 City, New York, USA  
  7/30/2007  
     
"I try to make sure that when I study I am away from the TV or any other distraction. Also studying on a bed is bad because it will make you feel sleepy and you'll probably doze off. Also try not to start studying in the last two weeks. Start studying from the beginning of the year. Studying 60-90 minutes a day and revising the day's work will help a lot."
     
  Wondin Siria  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Attard, Malta  
  6/18/2007  
     
"Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?"
     
  Terance Smith  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  4/16/2007  
     
"Always look over your materials more than once! It definitely helps you get a better grade in every and any subject."
     
  Bree M.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Lehi, Utah, USA  
  7/23/2007  
     
"It's hard to resist a phone call from a friend when you're studying something boring, but chances are, your friend should be studying at about the same time you are. Reminding them of this during free time may help to keep them on track and from interrupting you as well."
     
  Katherine L.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  
  8/16/2007  
     
"Study in a quiet place."
     
  Gabrielle MacDonald  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Kingston, Ontario, Canada  
  4/5/2007  
     
"Make your time manageable! My teachers are saying that if you are tired take a little rest so that you will not get too stressed."
     
  Melissa S.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Davao, Philippines  
  6/11/2007  
     
"I 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  
  Hosur, India  
  6/2/2007  
     
"Whenever you think that you are not able to concentrate in your studies, never lose hope and have some time to relax. Study well."
     
  Dakshit Sampat  
  Student, 12th  
  Rajkot, India  
  9/4/2007  
     
"Study hard! I write beautiful sentences, then select some of them and put them in my composition."
     
  Jinchao Sun  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  ChangChun, China  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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  
  EDH, California, USA  
  11/27/2007  
     
"Go to a room where there are no distractions, like music or TV. Concentrate on what you are studying and try to not let your mind wander."
     
  Rachael Koteras  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  Spring , Texas, USA  
  5/20/2007  
     
"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  
  Pasco, Washington, USA  
  9/23/2007  
     
"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  
  Montclair, New Jersey, USA  
  7/24/2007  
     
"Everyone is different. Find out what ways are best for you and do these. You are not a fool if someone's tips are not working for you. Music is mentioned as an aid. It definitely is a no no for me. I end up performing."
     
  Liam M.  
  Student, College  
  Letterkenny, Ireland  
  10/22/2007  
     
"When it is time to study you need to turn off your cell phone or anything else. When you are studying, you need your own personal space and no one to interrupt you. For example, if one of your friends comes to your house asking if you can play, don't stop studying. Tell your friend 'No, I can't. I'm studying for a really important test. Talk to you later.' Tell your friends you are studying and need quiet time."
     
  Mercedes Young  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
  4/24/2007  
     
"Don't highlight things in your textbook, because it makes you think you already know that."
     
  Katheryn S.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Kaukauna, Wisconsin, USA  
  8/29/2007  
     
"Use different study methods for different parts of each subject. For example, use flash cards to remember words and dates, draw a mind map linking important points, write practice essays and do practice questions, highlight your notes, rewrite your notes, and keep everything for review later. Listen to classical music, it has been suggested that one studies better while listening to quite relaxing classical music, especially Mozart. His music has been suggested as raising your I.Q."
     
  Hannah P.  
  Student, Year 11 (5th Form)  
  Wellington, New Zealand  
  9/14/2007  
     
"The best thing I've done is write information onto coloured paper (different colours for different subjects) and sellotaped them to the outside of my glass shower wall so while I am having a shower I read the information. It's amazing how much you take in without realizing."
     
  Catherine Gerrie  
  Student, Year 13-7th Form  
  Feilding, New Zealand  
  8/27/2007  
     
"I study in a place that makes me feel at peace such as my sun porch or in a church. Sitting on the grass and putting a blanket on the nice warm grass, I get lots of reading done. Studying this way is peaceful and quiet, and nature has a way of making you feel good."
     
  Devon M.  
  Student, College  
  Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA  
  3/26/2007  
     
"Always make time to study and do your homework."
     
  Angela Fan  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Woodland, California, USA  
  10/19/2007  
     
"If it is a multiple choice question, 'X' out the answers you know are wrong."
     
  Kathy S.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Greensboro, Minnesota, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"Make a study timetable for after-school hours. Make sure to include free time and favourite tv shows, social things and sporting commitments to make it easier to stick to. I find it gets your parents off your back when you show them the timetable so they don't nag you to study all the time!"
     
  Sally Parker  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Tamworth, Australia  
  11/25/2007  
     
"I like to listen to peaceful or motivating music when I study. It helps me to stay focused, stay awake, and remember my goal."
     
  Charles Aman  
  Student, Junior In High School  
  Lincoln, Nebraska, USA  
  8/24/2007  
     
"Self-trust is the most important thing."
     
  Meiling Li  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Changsha, China  
  4/26/2007  
     
"Rewrite everything you have to memorize (over and over and over and over and OVER again)!"
     
  H. G.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Chicago, Illinois, USA  
  11/7/2007  
     
"You have to solve as many questions as you can after studying your lesson to help you keep information in your mind as long as you can. I know it is so boring but it works."
     
  Fatma H.  
  Student, 11 Grade  
  Cairo, Egypt  
  8/6/2007  
     
"Try learning from your mistakes. Control yourself to become a good student for now and for the future."
     
  Michael Vasquez A.  
  Student, 1st Year  
  Bacolod, Philippines  
  11/6/2007  
     
"You need to study every day of the week if you expect to pass to the next grade and go on to college. No college will accept you if you don't have the grades. You need an 'A' average to get into college. So it's important to study, study, study, study."
     
  Stephen P.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA  
  3/27/2007  
     
"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  
  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA  
  4/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Cleveland, Ohio, USA  
  7/25/2007  
     
"To remember something, firstly I form a sentence with the word(s). Then I draw a picture. For example, to remember the 4 gods Isis, Osiris, Horus, Bastet, I think of something disgusting. That makes me remember it better, and then I draw it. That's my way of studying."
     
  Lily M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Utrecht, Netherlands  
  5/16/2007  
     
"Make a little quiz for yourself of all of your notes and see how you do. Now get studying!"
     
  Brade P.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  KW, Ontario, Canada  
  11/26/2007  
     
"I find that I remember things well if I draw them down (diagrams) and use a dry erase marker and write down the notes once I have studied them to revise or remember them. It then seems to stick in my head. Most importantly, review your notes, otherwise you will tend to forget what you memorized fairly quickly. Hope this helps."
     
  Pamela A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
  7/23/2007  
     
"Pay good attention to the teacher even if you don't get along with the teacher. Just be patient! Take notes for every little thing!"
     
  Ana Villafana  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Borrego Springs, California, USA  
  6/5/2007  
     
"To study you need to be in a quiet room alone. That means no TV or radio or even talking on your phone to friends. Study for at least 25 minutes a day until that big, scary test comes. Good luck."
     
  Joe P.  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Canton , Michigan, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"Use colour! Different colours for different points and stuff like that. Colour makes things stand out so they're easier 2 remember! Also draw pictures. Use certain pictures for certain points etc. Be creative, make it as fun as you can."
     
  Anna H.  
  Student, Year 12  
  Dargaville, New Zealand  
  11/21/2007  
     
"If you are in need to study vocabulary, flashcards are the way to go. Also, if you are a visual learner, flashcards help too."
     
  Madison A.  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Charleston, South Carolina, USA  
  4/12/2007  
     
"It is scientifically proven that chewing gum whilst working improves your concentration, so chew away!"
     
  Ashleigh A.  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Sydney, Australia  
  10/19/2007  
     
"Hang a (DO NOT DISTURB) sign outside of your door so that everyone knows not to disturb you."
     
  Gloria G.  
  Student, 2007  
  Witchita, Kansas, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
"Study with the TV or the radio off."
     
  Sabrina Vasques  
  Student, 2007-2008  
  Corona, New York, USA  
  10/15/2007  
     
"When taking notes, underline and highlight important words or dates. Double underline very important information."
     
  Taylor Kalister  
  Student, 11th  
  Parkland, Florida, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"Write down vocabulary words on post-it notes and then post them up around the house or places in your house that you come to a lot. Then whenever you go by use the post-it note like you would a vocabulary notecard."
     
  Fleur P.  
  Student, 9th  
  PVE, California, USA  
  10/11/2007  
     
"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  
  Christchurch, New Zealand  
  4/1/2007  
     
"Some people call it coloring or doodling. The technical term is annotation. The reasons for marking up a hundred-dollar book are sound, however. Use colored pens to make fine underlining, circle key words, and to color code. Jot important notes in the margins. Use curly brackets and stars. Add study hints at the start of each chapter. Come study time these highlights are the quickest comprehensive review."
     
  Laura Swiggum  
  Student, 4th Year BComm 2007/08  
  Marshall, Saskatchewan, Canada  
  8/6/2007  
     
"This may sound weird but pretend you are teaching someone what you are studying. Say the words out loud! If you are able to explain it you know your stuff."
     
  Laura A.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada  
  11/5/2007  
     
"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  
  Parkland, Georgia, USA  
  12/18/2007  
     
"Do not hold back. Ask for help!"
     
  Monique Baker-Randolph  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA  
  4/23/2007  
     
"I study doing a lot of review."
     
  Nicolas Correa  
  Student, 1993  
  Rancagua, Chile  
  7/5/2007  
     
"Always come into your class with a smile on your face and be ready for all the information that your teacher has to offer to you. Yeah it can get hard sometimes but keep going and you will make it through the class!"
     
  Amber Swanson  
  Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher  
  Longmont, Colorado, USA  
  5/29/2007  
     
"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  
  Pasadena, California, USA  
  9/12/2007  
     
"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  
  4/16/2007  
     
"Write things you need to know."
     
  Sara Mann  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA  
  9/25/2007  
     
"Studying habits are like a virus. Once you get them you can't get rid of them."
     
  Alexis Nachatilo  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  
  5/7/2007  
     
"If anyone offers to help you study, always consider it. Don't put off studying to a later and closer time to the test!"
     
  Jada Edwards  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Forest City, North Carolina, USA  
  9/10/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard, and pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Don't study for a test or quiz at the very last minute. You don't learn and you forget a lot of the info you tried to cram. If the teacher assigns a test or quiz, immediately start studying. It will help a lot! Did you know that 1 out of 4 students cram until the last minute? If you don't cram, you will find yourself knowing the information, and not just memorizing."
     
  Fred L.  
  Teacher, 10th Grade Social Studies  
  Sydney, Australia  
  9/15/2007  
     
"When 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  
  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  
  10/2/2007  
     
"I usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet."
     
  Massod Vosough  
  Student, 10th Grade  
  Los Angeles, California, USA  
  5/14/2007  
     
"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  
  Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA  
  12/7/2007  
     
"Never procrastinate. If you do then you will never get your assignments done!"
     
  Brynna Tebbe  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA  
  11/25/2007  
     
"Studying at night is really good because at night the atmosphere is silent. Take some snacks with coffee and listen to music. Don't think that there are a lot of pages you have to complete. Just read and learn one by one."
     
  Shanu Kalra  
  Student, 12th Grade  
  Delhi, India  
  9/9/2007  
     
"Study hard with no distractions."
     
  Mario Vazquel  
  Parent  
  San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico  
  11/20/2007  
     
"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  
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
  5/19/2007  
     
"You should be physically, mentally, and emotionally focused. Try to stay alert to what you read. Be positive and tell yourself 'This is fun and I will learn something from it.' Learning never hurts."
     
  Jennivie Rulete Peter  
  College Student  
  Philippines  
  4/18/2007  
     
"When trying to remember a long list of information, the best way is to visualize a scene and associate the things in the scene with the information. Do the association in the scene such that each object in the scene leads to another object/information."
     
  Siti Aisyah  
  Student, High School  
  Singapore, Singapore  
  7/30/2007  
     
"Set up a reward program. Say if you like to play games, then be like if I get a B on this test then I will play games for an hour or so. Make sure it's realistic! Most importantly know were you are headed in the future. If you have an aim in life you tend to work harder at trying to achieve that."
     
  Terry S.  
  Student, First Year  
  Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  
  11/20/2007  
     
"When you are studying, review your notes and then close your eyes to remember and also understand them. Make sure that on a test or quiz that you try your best. If you don't get the grade that you expected, then study the test your didn't do so well on and you will do better the next time you try."
     
  Camille M.  
  Student, 6th Grade  
  Orlando, Florida, USA  
  9/5/2007  
     
"It all depends on what kind of learner you are. Once you have this figured out you will be able to study in the most effective manor. I personally need to study in a space with no noise or no distractions (this includes food). Pictures also help me out a lot. Make notes on the topic you are studying and review them over a number of days. Don't wait until the last minute! Pace yourself!"
     
  Alex P.  
  Student, 11th Grade  
  Calgary, Canada  
  5/18/2007  
     
"Study smart and study hard! Pay attention when you are in class."
     
  Qifah Livy  
  Student, Diploma In Science  
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
  9/5/2007  
     
"Tests, Quizzes, and Exams are normal for classtime. Study at least 30 minutes per day. It can help you so you don't need to cram for a test."
     
  Jasmine Ligacion  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Brampton, Ontario, Canada  
  11/28/2007  
     
"When you have a big test such as an exam, have someone make up some questions for you that might be on the test. I had my grandma ask me questions about my history and i do struggle in History and I got an A- on my test."
     
  Jessica B  
  Student, 9th Grade  
  Whittemore, Michigan, USA  
  4/6/2007  
     
"The best time to study is in the night, so make sure you have a nap when you come home from school. Then in the night, when the place is cool and quiet, you can then concentrate soley on your work. Always have writing material with you while you study so you can write down necessary questions and information."
     
  Travis S.  
  Student, High School  
  Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago  
  8/29/2007  
     
"I really like to work with my family because they really help me. I make sure I do not spend too much time revising my notes or doing my homework. My school ends each day at 12:30. Eight hours is always enough time for me to do everything and get to bed by 8:30."
     
  Hattie Beumont  
  Student, 8th Grade  
  London, Great Britain  
  4/25/2007  
     
"When you are trying to study make sure you are calm. If you are studying or cramming things at the last minute make sure you are calm or else you will forget everything when you are doing your test."
     
  Andre Abraham  
  Student, 7th Grade  
  Houston, Texas, USA  
  10/3/2007  
     
"If your teacher gives you a study packet to fill in the answers, take a blank one the day before the test to fill in the answers as a pretest. This will help calm your nerves and it really works!"
     
  Brianna C.  
  Student, 5th Grade  
  Farmingvile, New York, USA  
  6/4/2007  
     
 
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