Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2016 Archive

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This takes a lot of work but it really helps me. After I read a chapter in my textbook I create a PowerPoint presentation about it. This makes me decide which is the most important information and present it in a concise manner. Then I review it before an exam.

      Elizabeth , Student, College Junior - Kentucky  09/25/2016

Study when you are stress free. Work at your own pace but don't overwork yourself. Also keep yourself motivated.

      Jacky, Student, 8th - Florida  02/03/2016

I found that studying requires different methods for different subjects. I had trouble with College Algebra and found the best study method for me was to study the material early in the morning right before class. I often forgot formulas over the week so refreshing my memory right before class was great.

      Cedric , Student, Masters Program - Alabama  02/25/2016

You should study in a classroom- type environment to help remember the things you had just studied when you take a test. If you can't then have something with you while you study that you can have later on so you can remember easily.

      Kellie, Student, 8th Grade - Illinois  11/11/2016

"Don't study for your parent's sake; study for the best of your future. Never procrastinate because that gets you nowhere"

      Lavanya, Student, 12th grade - France  05/21/2016

Avoid being absent. It will help you a lot as you reach the higher grades. You will have a lot to study and being absent for one time will lose 100 minutes of information you need to know.

      Dhruva S, Student, 9th grade - India  06/17/2016

We're not allowed to write in our textbooks. So what I do is write notes on yellow stickems that I put on the page. I can take these off at the end of the year.

      Geraldo, Student, high school - Texas  09/15/2016

Review you materials from the day you get them. Don't wait till the last minute to cram everything in. Also, you should create flashcards on the terms and definitions you have trouble on so you can practice them.

      Stephanie, Student, 6th grade - Georgia  08/07/2016

I suggest that you study in different locations for each subject and listen to classical music.

      Aarushi, Student, 7th grade - Illinois  03/08/2016

You can study better on your bed or in a comfy place. But don't get too comfortable. You might fall asleep.

      William, Student, 6 grade - Connecticut  03/29/2016

Never give up, always try as hard as you can. It is ok if you get distracted, as long as you try to get back on track.

      Isaac, Student, 8th grade - Washington  09/11/2016

Study when you are stress free. Then you can remember a lot of information and for a long time.

      Anza, Student, 12 - Pakistan  01/21/2016

It helps a lot to walk around or change your positions while studying, and especially while trying to memorize something.

      Anusha, Student, 7th grade - Virginia  01/11/2016

Find an accountable partner. This can be a friend in your class that will motivate you to do your very best!

      Mason, Student, 6th grade - Texas  07/07/2016

First you need to set up your goals and achieve them. If you are struggling to achieve your goals never give up. The secret of success is 'hard work.' Set up your study time table and manage your time effectively.

      Aina, Student, University of Namibia - Namibia  10/10/2016

When I'm having trouble understanding what a textbook chapter is about, I go to the end to see if there is a summary or conclusion. If there is, this gives me a sense of what the author is trying to convey.

      Walter, Student, College junior - Kentucky  09/06/2016

I always chew my favorite flavor of gum and drink warm or room temperature water when I am studying.

      Tanzim, Student, 7th grade - Bangladesh  05/20/2016

Write what you remember after you finish reviewing a topic. Give yourself a reward for your studying such as watching TV for an hour after you've done your notes and have reviewed how well you've done.

      Shirly, Student, Year 11 - United Kingdom  11/16/2016

A study tip that worked perfectly well for me is that you need to PAY ATTENTION during class to what material the teacher is teaching. This will easily make it a breeze for when you study your notes at home or wherever. Find a comfortable but not to comfortable environment to study in. I would say at a desk without any distractions surrounding it. Not your bed because you can get tired and say "I'll take a nap and continue my studying later!

      Sarah, Student, 11 - California  07/09/2016

When you are stuck on something, don't give up. Keep doing it as well as you can.

      Isaiah, Student, 6th - Virginia  09/29/2016

No matter what stay focused on studying. When you get distracted it is hard to get back on track.

      Ben, Student, 9th grade - Ohio  09/08/2016

Use bright colors to help you memorize important parts of the chapter. Bright colors are more recognizable than gray or black.

      Carly , Student, 7th grade  - Nebraska  12/13/2016

You should study harder every day. Every 15 minutes I take a little break.

      Lorence Daniel, Student, 6th grade - Philippines  01/07/2016

It's imperative to stay positive. You won't ace that test or quiz with a negative attitude! No matter how hard things get, be sure to stay in a positive and encouraging state of mind.

      Loren, Student, 8th - Ohio  02/24/2016

I wake up early in the morning when my mind is fresh and calm. That's my best time to study.

      Shura, Student, College - Nicaragua  06/02/2016

How to study? Once you have decided on what you must do, just focus on what you are doing.

      Nick, Graduate student - Philippines  11/09/2016

Review your material several days ahead. Study different ways as in flashcards, practice tests, etc. In other words don't cram.

      Katelyn, Student, 9th grade - South Carolina  07/18/2016

Declutter your room. It will hep you find things easily and you won't be wasting time looking for stuff. This does not only help for studying, but also helps you to manage your time.

      Tasmia , Student, 7th grade - California  04/04/2016

Before studying my lessons, I try to forget all my other problems in my mind so that I can focus on my lesson.

      Anelfa, Student, teacher - Philippines  06/19/2016

You have to do all the exercises in the textbook for your weak subjects.

      Kalpana, Student, form 4 - Malaysia  07/27/2016

I study all of the study guides my teacher gives out. Also, I am a good listener in class. That's how I get straight A's.

      Aleyda, Student, 5th - North Carolina  04/29/2016

Whenever one of my professors covers a chapter from the textbook in class, I go back and reread it. I make flashcards of new vocabulary and facts.

      Olivia, Student, going into second year community college - Wisconsin  08/14/2016

Don't ever think its hard, .. difficult .. always keep thinking its EASY, ... when you find yourself lost ... no worry .. take a deep breath and continue to study. Keep saying to yourself..'this will be temporary ... I will be fine after this.'

      Amina , university student - Malaysia  10/14/2016

It helps me to say my info out loud rather than read it over and over again. Hope doing this helps you pass your test!

      Olivia, Student, 4th grade - Mississippi  02/28/2016

Color-coordinate your notes as you take them. Each time a part changes, change the color so it is easier to see the parts when you study them.

      Megan, Student, 8th grade - Florida  02/01/2016

Write your notes in a format that is easy for you to read. Then you won't have stress over trying to read what you wrote.

      Lawson, Student, 8th grade - Arkansas  08/26/2016

Get to a quiet area and study as hard as you can until you think you're ready for the test. Go over the information until you can answer questions about it off the top of your head.

      Casey, Student, 11th - Kansas  04/20/2016

It helps to give yourself rewards as motivation. Also, reading out loud helps both your eyes and your ears process the information. Lastly, writing on mirrors or spreading shaving cream around a mirror and using your finger to make words helps if you like to learn visually.

      Anonymous, Student -   01/23/2016

It is important do all your work. Don't give up even when it's hard. Get help from your teachers and parents if you need too. Other students can help you too.

      Harlan, Student, 8th - New York  01/15/2016

The most important thing when you study something is to make sure that you really understand what you are studying.

      DeAndre , Student, 8th Grade - Florida  02/05/2016

I use flashcards to remember all kinds of thing like new words and facts.

      Nur, Student, 5 - Malaysia  01/22/2016

Just put your mind to it and study. There is no easy way. Don't take shortcuts. Keep reviewing your notes until they are engraved in your mind.

      Akira, Student, 11th grade - Japan  10/29/2016

I always eat a big breakfast before a test that will be given in the morning. If it's in the afternoon I eat a big lunch. This gives me a lot of energy for the test.

      Elaum, Student, 7th Grade - Arkansas  02/18/2016

I like to write down all of my notes on a white board and pretend to teach a class.

      Anton, Student, 10th grade - California  01/24/2016

Put all of your distractions/technology in another room and do not touch them until you know everything that you need to remember for your test. This way it motivates you to study so that you can get your items back.

      Fiona, Student, year 11 - United Kingdom  11/18/2016

Be in a good\nice environment to study. You won't be able to keep working if you are not comfortable.

      Natalia, Student, 6th grade - Connecticut  03/27/2016

First I organize all of my packets and what I plan to study. After that, I find a comfortable chair and dig in. I make flashcards, practice tests, and study games out of the information.

      Shaniqua, Student, 12th - California  05/28/2016

Every time you study you advance your mental advancement. An increase in knowledge is an increase in maturity. Every time you study you expand your mind in many ways.

      Ernest, Teacher, college - Nigeria  05/25/2016

When I get back an algebra test, I rework any problems I got wrong. I also make sure I don't make the same mistakes on tests later.

      Ronald , Student, 10th grade - Illinois  07/05/2016

I write what I need to know on flashcards and go over them. The ones I miss I put on the side and try them again and again until I am efficient at knowing them all.

      Janese, Student, 12th grade - California  01/27/2016

Don't just read what you need to remember. Write it out! Research shows that this is a much better way to remember information.

      Reynaldo, Student, 10th grader - Kentucky  12/10/2016

Always manage your study space. Get away from any distractions as in TV, phone, etc. You're more productive in studying when in a quiet space.

      Katelyn, Student, 9th grade - South Carolina  07/11/2016

Listening to classical music by people like Beethoven and Mozart can help you focus better. Do not listen to music with words as it will tempt you to sing along which will cause you to lose focus.

      Mukudzeiishe, Student, 7th grade - Zimbabwe  04/02/2016

Studying is not hard if you put your mind to it. Whenever you are studying do what you like to do. For example , whenever I am studying I eat.

      Princess, Student, 6th grade - South Carolina  10/31/2016

I recommend to not study late at night. When I try to study at night, the information seems to drain from my brain. When I study at different times throughout the day, I can remember the information a lot easier. Studying at different times throughout the day helps me retain information, as long as I take small breaks between each study session.

      Rae, Student, 8th Grade - Ohio  02/24/2016

What helps me is to create my own story using facts I have to remember. I make the story interesting. I do it on my computer and print it out. I underline all the key facts and read the story whenever I can.

      Randall, Student, 8th grade - Illinois  03/26/2016

Each day make a study time table, and after completing it, never forget to give yourself a reward.

      Eram, Student, B.Sc final year - India  09/18/2016

Always take the notes for a particular class in the same notebook. Spiral bound notebooks were invented because they solved the problem of keeping related information consolidated in one place. Take advantage of this.

      Marjorie , Student, Grade 11 - Philippines  06/25/2016

Never wait until the last minute to study for a test.

      Kam, Student, 7 th grade - New York  09/12/2016

I try to make studying as much fun as I can. What I try to do is think of something funny about the facts I need to know for a test. This helps me recognize the information when I take the test and helps relax me as I think of what was funny.

      Edward, Student, 10th Grade - Alabama  10/23/2016

I like to look at my books and read them all. I study for 4 hours a day, 1 hour for each of my 4 classes. I use diagrams and mind maps to help me. They are very good for helping me study. I also create songs to remember information.

      Shelby , Student, 12th - Canada  01/04/2016

Listen to music while your doing your homework. Doing this will put your brain in action.

      Juan, Student, 8th - Florida  03/02/2016

The more you practice what you learn, the more you gain something important.

      Daniel, Student, form one - Tanzania  03/16/2016

Open your book and stay with it as if it's your best friend.

      M.D., Student, 11 - Bangladesh  08/03/2016

When I plan my study time, I allow some time for short breaks. If I try to study too much at one time, I just fade out.

      Louis, Student, 10th grade - Louisiana  08/29/2016

Go to a good place to study. Make it your priority.

      Devan, Student, 6th - Tennessee  01/12/2016

When you are studying, go into a quiet room with no distractions.

      Ryan, Student, 5th grade - Texas  07/09/2016

While you are studying avoid distractions in the place where you are studying. It is better for you if you study in the morning because in the morning your mind is fresh. Just concentrate on the topic which you are going to study.

      Moon, Student, 9th grade - Pakistan  07/08/2016

Sit down comfortably, but don't lean back or you will feel sleepy. Do not use your cellphone. It will disturb you.

      Silas, Student, 1st year  - Namibia  04/02/2016

When I don't understand the concept I ask my teachers for books about it. Then I go home and work on pages that I need to review so that I don't make the same mistakes.

      Indira, Student, 8th Grade - Maryland  07/23/2016

If you keep forgetting an answer you study often, try writing down the answer multiple times on a paper. Also don't overstudy or wait until the day before the test to study.

      Frodo, Student - Kyrgyzstan  01/19/2016

When studying for anything be sure that you plan your time. All the time I get bombarded with many distractions. Planning out your schedule will help you to be calm and relaxed without having to worry about other things on your mind.

      Justin, Student, 8th - Ohio  02/26/2016

Practicing is the best way of studying. After a class, make sure you review what you did in class. Don't study to finish a book, but study to understand. Reading a lot contributes to your knowledge.

      Mulike, Student, 1st year - Namibia  04/22/2016

Before studying think about your goals in life and how your grades will affect them.

      Hontra, Student, 10th - Texas  05/29/2016

After I read a chapter in my textbook, I look for You Tube videos on the subject. This helps bring the information to life for me and I then understand and remember it better.

      Warren, Student, upper level - United Kingdom  11/29/2016

The best study tip is, if you can, to have room to yourself to study where it is quiet.

      Belinda, Student, 12th - South Carolina  04/26/2016

Study for 30 mins. Then take a 5 minute break and then continue so that it doesn't become tiring and boring.

      Aria, Student, 10th grade - Virginia  11/13/2016

When studying for anything remember to do this. Put aside all electronics except your computer. Turn your brain on. Don't ever study on an empty stomach because you won't be able to focus.

      Madison, Student, 7th grade - Nebraska  12/14/2016

I always make sure that I'm energized when I study.

      Nik , Student, 8th grade - Florida  02/16/2016

Study while you are stress free. Don't worry about anyone else and don't let school bother you. Lay down for a little while before you study but don't push your mind too hard when you start. Music can help you relax bu fast-paced music will get you off track. Try to have fun while studying. Don't worry if your parents are upset about your grades - use that as inspiration to do better and show them what you can do.

      Cameron, Student, 9th grade - Georgia  02/11/2016

I tackle my hardest assignment first. That's when I have the most energy and patience.

      William, Student, 10th grader - Oklahoma  05/19/2016

I look for tv documentaries about topics we are studying in history. The documentaries make the topic come alive for me. I get better understanding and remember more about the topic.

      Alex, Student, college freshman - Pennsylvania  10/28/2016

When studying, stay in a quiet location away from peers so you have all the focus you need to be successful. Also, don't cram in to much information at once beause you'll forget half of it by the time you have to take the test. Stay relaxed and take short breaks when you study.

      Dakota, Student, 11 - Kansas  04/20/2016

Always try your best. Be quiet in class when you are supposed to and just do your work.

      Dylan, Student, 6th grade - Pennsylvania  04/07/2016

"Make sure to have no distractions while studying. Whenever I study I like to put on some (calm) music because it makes me more focused and less stressed."

      Gisselle, Student, 8th - Florida  02/03/2016

This is something that works for me. When I become bored studying one subject, I switch to another. I go back and forth, but I make sure to finish each,

      Kristen, Student, 8th grade - Texas  10/06/2016

Use index cards for your notes when reading. Go through them frequently.

      Gavin, Student, 7th - Virginia  08/24/2016

My study tip is to eat study foods before the night of the test and while you're studying. Good study foods are blueberries, wild salmon, nuts or sunflower seeds, avocados, beets, broccoli, celery, dark chocolate, and coconut oil. These will keep your brain fueled while you're studying and taking the test.

      Dilynn, Student, 7th Grade - Nebraska  12/14/2016

Always be sure to review your notes frequently, especially before class. Try to study with your friends.

      Nancy , Student, 9th grade  - Washington  05/04/2016

My tip is to study a few days before a test or quiz. You don't want to mash everything in your head in one day. Study about 30 minutes, take a break, then 20 minutes, then take a break, then study 15 minutes. You also want to stay calm and focused. Don't watch T.V and study because you will get unfocused and lose your train of thought. Put music on if it will make you feel calm.

      Chris , Student, 8th Grade - Ohio  02/04/2016