Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2007 Archive

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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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


Make sure the place you study is always quiet.

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


Study English.

      Le Quocduy, Student  Vietnam  04/12/2007


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


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


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


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


Get lots of sleep.

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Concentrate on what is important during class.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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 bother your children when they are studying.

      Kayla K., Parent  California  05/10/2007


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


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


Try listening to music, it really helped me.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Not only study very hard, but study smart.

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


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


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


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


Study in a quiet place.

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Don't talk during class!

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


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


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


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


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


I just want to study to get a better life!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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  Texas  11/25/2007


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


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


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


I review my notes every night.

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Study days before the test or quiz.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I study doing a lot of review.

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


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


Study with an open mind.

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


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


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 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


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


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


Find a good place to study free from distractions.

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


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


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


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


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


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


Write things you need to know.

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


Read your notes!

      Hana Kaleb, Student  Ireland  04/26/2007


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


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


Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

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


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

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


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

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


Create your own workspace.

      Mike Pender, Teacher  California  04/20/2007


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Be a good listener in class and pay attention.

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


Study must come first!

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


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


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


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


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  Missouri  04/12/2007


Study with a clock!

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


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

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


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


Studying well during your free time.

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


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 usually study late nights. At that time it's quiet.

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


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

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


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

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


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


Take the time you need when you do a test.

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


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

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


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


Stay on task.

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


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


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 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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Read the subject carefully.

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


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


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

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


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


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


Work harder, smarter.

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


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


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


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


Use picture clues.

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


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


Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts.

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


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


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


Always make time to study and do your homework.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Always Study in Quiet.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Make Flashcards.

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


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


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

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


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


Study with the TV or the radio off.

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying.

      Alok Kumar Mishra, Student, 2nd Year B.tech  India  07/31/2007


Do not hold back. Ask for help!

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


Always focus. Never be distracted.

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


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


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


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


Study hard and believe in yourself.

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


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

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