Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2007 Archive

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

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

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  09/10/2007

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

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  07/28/2007

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  Cranston, Rhode Island, USA  09/21/2007

I study every half an hour for ten minutes. This gives my brain a good workout but does not let it become too tired.

      Abi Seddon, Student, 8th Grade  Dominican Republic  05/08/2007

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 City, Quebec, Canada  05/13/2007

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

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

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

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  Colombo, Sri Lanka  04/13/2007

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

      Yong Sen, Student, Year 15  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  08/17/2007

Studying well during your free time.

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

To concentrate in class don't get distracted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  05/02/2007

If you find it hard to start with a topic, just drink two glasses of water and then start reading aloud and keep reading until you think you can concentrate. Then you can stop reading aloud. This works even with practical subjects like mathematics where you can read the theory part. Since we generally ignore theory in math (at least here we do), the concepts we are trying to learn are clear. Try this out and you will see you have a stronger foundation.

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

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

Stay on task.

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

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  04/14/2007

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  05/25/2007

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  05/10/2007

Always make time to study and do your homework.

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

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  09/09/2007

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  Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines  04/15/2007

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  08/24/2007

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

      Adam Abderisak, Administrator  Gothenburg, Sweden  04/25/2007

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  08/16/2007

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 Springs, Colorado, USA  08/14/2007

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  09/06/2007

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  09/13/2007

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  Nagpur, India  07/23/2007

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  03/22/2007

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  08/09/2007

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  06/11/2007

Read your notes!

      Hana Kaleb, Student  Dublin, Ireland  04/26/2007

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, Singapore  08/26/2007

You need to study every day of the week if you expect to pass to the next grade and go on to college. No college will accept you if you don't have the grades. You need an 'A' average to get into college. So it's important to study, study, study, study.

      Stephen P., Student, 6th Grade  Baton Rouge , Louisiana, USA  03/27/2007

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  08/30/2007

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  05/11/2007

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  04/13/2007

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  06/11/2007

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  Troy, Michigan, USA  04/14/2007

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  05/29/2007

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  11/06/2007

You should breathe deeply before you start to take the BIG test like the SAT or ISTEP. Take a lot of notes about the test. Ask your teacher if she can help you get a tutor to help you study for the test.

      A. R., Student, High School Senior  Muncie, Indiana, USA  04/07/2007

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  04/11/2007

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

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

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  Los Angeles, California, USA  07/18/2007

Find a good place to study free from distractions.

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

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  08/24/2007

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  08/30/2007

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  07/30/2007

Be sure to read the textbooks and handouts.

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

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  06/27/2007

Study in several small sessions. Don't cram!

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

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  S.A, Austria  08/07/2007

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  04/19/2007

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

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

Study hard with no distractions.

      Mario Vazquel, Parent  San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico  11/20/2007

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  Spearfish, South Dakota, USA  04/30/2007

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

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

I just want to study to get a better life!

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

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

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

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

      Nicola Scott, Student, 7th Grade  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada  05/27/2007

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

      Rose G., Student, Graduate School UCLA  Los Angeles, California, USA  03/31/2007

Self-trust is the most important thing.

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

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

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

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

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  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  08/16/2007

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  10/07/2007

Be focused. Don't be distracted by a boyfriend because he is only for a time now. Your education comes first. Making your parents proud is the best thing you will ever do in your life to show your appreciation for their being there for you and always guiding you and paying your school bills, etc. Remember, be focused and speak out for your rights.

      Cassita Prince, Student, 11th Grade  Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  04/18/2007

Concentrate on important points and always enjoy studying.

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

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

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  05/15/2007

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

Read the subject carefully.

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

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  05/29/2007

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  05/18/2007

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  04/03/2007

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  04/11/2007

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  05/24/2007

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  06/29/2007

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  08/27/2007

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  09/02/2007

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

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  07/23/2007

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

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

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

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

      Cat R., Student, 7th Grade  Del Mar, California, USA  09/30/2007

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  07/02/2007

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  07/01/2007

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  Dayton, Ohio, USA  04/10/2007

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  08/10/2007

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  Det, Michigan, USA  05/07/2007

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  08/29/2007

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  05/09/2007

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  Savanna, Georgia, USA  06/26/2007

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

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  04/13/2007

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  Pasco, Washington, USA  09/23/2007

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  08/21/2007

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

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

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

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

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

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  08/16/2007

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  03/22/2007

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  06/08/2007

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  Rochester, Minnesota, USA  05/31/2007

Be a good listener in class and pay attention.

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

Whenever you think that you are not able to concentrate in your studies, never lose hope and have some time to relax. Study well.

      Dakshit Sampat, Student, 12th  Rajkot, India  09/04/2007

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  London, Ontario, Canada  06/24/2007

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

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

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  04/17/2007

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

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

In studying your lesson you must be in full concentration so that it is easy for you to analyze and understand.

      Merla Lynne O., Student, First Year  Bacolod, Philippines  10/16/2007

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  04/25/2007

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  08/06/2007

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  05/14/2007

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  04/28/2007

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  Christchurch, New Zealand  03/31/2007

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  07/20/2007

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  06/25/2007

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

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

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

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

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

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  08/06/2007

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  05/21/2007

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  05/04/2007

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

      Stacey Lakson, Student, 10th Grade  Boulder, Colorado, USA  05/10/2007

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

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

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

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

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  09/14/2007

Always Study in Quiet.

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

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

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

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

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  10/03/2007

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  04/25/2007

Just go to your teacher and say to her/him what you really don't get! Do not be afraid if you he/she does not like you. Just go up to them and say what you don't get.

      Stevie C., Student, 6th Grade  Eastchester, New York, USA  04/25/2007

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

      Alex Gher, Student, 4th Grade  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA  07/27/2007

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  10/02/2007

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

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

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

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

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

      Cindy P., Student, College 13th  Blue Springs, Missouri, USA  10/01/2007

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  Coimbatore, India  05/20/2007

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

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

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

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

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  07/28/2007

Not only study very hard, but study smart.

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

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  Toronto, Ontario, Canada  05/19/2007

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  06/13/2007

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  12/03/2007

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  05/09/2007

Study must come first!

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

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  04/01/2007

I always try to copy all my notes more than once and underline something if my teachers say something more then once. It really helps!

      Jessica B., Student, 7th Grade  Austin, Texas, USA  08/01/2007

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

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

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  06/05/2007

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  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  08/18/2007

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  06/02/2007

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  Melbourne, Australia  07/01/2007

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  03/21/2007

Take the time you need when you do a test.

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

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

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

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

Study hard and believe in yourself.

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

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  06/05/2007

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  08/27/2007

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

Concentrate on what is important during class.

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

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  05/26/2007

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  07/22/2007

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  05/16/2007

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

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  06/10/2007

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

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

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

Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

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

I review my notes every night.

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

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

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

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  05/16/2007

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  Amman, Jordan  07/18/2007

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

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  06/02/2007

Work harder, smarter.

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

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  Ft. Carson, Colorado, USA  09/12/2007

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  West Point, Mississippi, USA  12/20/2007

Don't bother your children when they are studying.

      Kayla K., Parent  Granite Bay, California, USA  05/10/2007

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  05/21/2007

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  04/09/2007

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  04/25/2007

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  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  08/16/2007

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  04/25/2007

Write in different colored pens/pencils. Put on some soft calm music so if you're going crazy you can just stop and be calm and then come back to studying after a song or two. Just be calm and make sure you've eaten before you start studying.

      Jen H., Student, 8th Grader  Milan, Michigan, USA  06/16/2007

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  Accokeek, Maryland, USA  03/27/2007

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  05/01/2007

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  05/20/2007

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  11/05/2007

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  09/17/2007

Try listening to music, it really helped me.

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

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

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

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

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  07/12/2007

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  04/16/2007

If you study a topic many times you can understand the topic and even remember the topic in your brain. I usually do this in the morning.

      Rilwana Farveen, Student, SEC 1  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  09/16/2007

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  07/29/2007

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

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

Do not hold back. Ask for help!

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

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  09/12/2007

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  10/03/2007

Make index cards with notes that you take in class.

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

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  05/07/2007

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  07/25/2007

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  04/06/2007

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

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

Get lots of sleep.

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

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

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

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  04/12/2007

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  05/01/2007

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

      Joan K., Student, OLJH  Lake Elmo, Michigan, USA  04/01/2007

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  07/18/2007

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  04/15/2007

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  08/19/2007

Don't talk during class!

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

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

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

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

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

Study in a quiet place.

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

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 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  07/23/2007

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  Dhaka, Bangladesh  08/30/2007

Create your own workspace.

      Mike Pender, Teacher  La Canada, California, USA  04/20/2007

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  08/29/2007

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  07/30/2007

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  04/12/2007

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 study doing a lot of review.

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

When I do not feel like studying, I just start thinking about great persons like Albert Einstein who are examples of genius. This gives me inspiration to study.

      Vishwash Batra, Student, S.A.I School  Patiala, India  06/03/2007

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  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  08/13/2007

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  LONDON, United Kingdom  06/12/2007

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  04/11/2007

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  05/09/2007

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  03/26/2007

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

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

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

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

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  06/21/2007

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

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

Make sure the place you study is always quiet.

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

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  07/08/2007