Study Tips From Our Visitors - 2018 Archive

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One study tip that I like to use is when you are taking notes, make sure to highlight the important stuff that you think might be on the test.

      Abigail  Martinez, Student, 7th grade   Fayetteville , North Carolina  04/11/2018

Study in small amounts as it will allow your brain to understand what you are studying. If you study for 40 minutes and then take maybe a few minutes break, it will allow your brain to remember the topic or equation you were learning.

      Conor  McLoughlin, Student, 6th Grade  London, United Kingdom  03/16/2018

My study tip is that you should study at night and then again in the morning. You will remember information better this way.

      Mason Bienvenue, Student, 6th grade  Bradenton, Florida  03/07/2018

When I get stuck on something I'm studying, I walk around and think about it. I'm not sure why this helps, but it does help me.

      Julio Alvarez, Student, 8th grade  Albany, New York  01/30/2018

If you have a spelling test of some sort, index cards are the best! I have great success on my test by writing the words on cards and then looking at them as often as possible.

      Charlotte Riley, Student, 6th grade  Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey  04/05/2018

The notes I take in class are kind of sloppy. I rewrite them neatly when I study for a test. I also fill in any blanks.

      Heather Lawrence, Student, 10th grade coming up  Topeka, Kansas  06/20/2018

If you are going to have a really big math test and you are very worried, stay very calm. Go over all of your notes and examples. Make sure you know how to do the problems.

      Mateo Figundio-Andrade, Student, 7th grade  Ho-Ho-Kus New Jersey, New Jersey  03/12/2018

When I sit to study and some answers are very difficult to learn, then I sing a song in tune. I put the answer into a familiar song such as the Happy Birthday song, or a song from a movie I like. Then I sing the song with the question and answer several times until I can sing it by heart. Then I can sing that song when the question comes up again.

      Yash Jaiswal, Student, 10th   Chandrapur, India  01/23/2018

After I finish my assignments I always go back and look them over one more time for mistakes. I always find one or two that I correct.

      Kris Wilkins, Student, 6th grade  Leadville, Colorado  05/10/2018

For vocabulary index cards I highlight the word and definition. This helps me connect the definition and word together if they are the same color.

      Alexis Reed, Student, 9th grade  Ellwood City, Pennsylvania  02/27/2018

I have a study group in school. During breaks we get into our groups and go over what the teachers have taught us . It really helps all of us.

      Shirlyn Dorice, Student, 8th grade  Kisumu, Kenya  02/19/2018

If you have a certain smell in any room, try and re-create that smell while studying and it will most likely trigger your brain back to that moment and you'll remember more clearly.

      Jakub Porter-Gibson, Student, 10th grade  Cairns, Australia - Queensland  05/15/2018

For biology I make a matching game for definitions. If I get one wrong, I have to write it's definition five times. This helps me learn biology terms.

      Joe S, Student, 9th grade  Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania  02/22/2018

I make a study schedule and I stick to it. This way studying becomes a regular part of my life.

      Liz Hurley, Student, 8th grade  Nashville, Tennessee  02/12/2018

I read that we remember things that are meaningful to us. So what I do is to make whatever I have to remember important in my own life. For example, when I studied about electricity, I thought about all of the ways we use it at home.

      Reynaldo Acura, Student, 9th grader  Waco, Texas  03/03/2018

Go over homework and notes with a friend. Then quiz each other until you get everything right.

      Connor  Payne, Student, 12  saline, Michigan  04/03/2018

I use highlighters to color code things, because certain things are important in different ways.

      Amaya W, Student, 8th grade  Kempner, Texas  06/12/2018

This might only be me. When I work on an assignment, I tense up and start to rush as I get close to completing it. Taking a short break to relax at this point has helped me. I can then finish the assignment carefully.

      Angel Rivera, Student, College-Bound Senior in HS  Billings, Montana  04/22/2018

You should try and get someone to study with. You also need to try and get good at the things that you think are on the test.

      Alex Hogue, Student, 6th grade  New Jersey   04/02/2018

I whisper the words as I study my textbook. This way I both see the words and hear them. This helps my understanding. I've found that whispering works better for me than talking the words out loud.

      Richard Bolling, Student, 9th grader  Frankfort, Kentucky  02/03/2018

I study in places like my barn or stables because they are very quiet and I get to be with my animals. If you have a dog, try to have him with when you study in a quiet place.

      Makia Hatcher, Student, 6th  Parrish, Florida  03/08/2018

I have learned the importance of being organized. I keep all my study and reference materials neatly arranged where I study. I found that if I had to look for something too long, I kind of gave up rather than complete the assignment.

      Hannah Sullivan, Student, 1st year community college  Clearwater, Florida  03/16/2018

I like to make tests from my notes. I take the test and whatever questions I mess up on or can't remember, I know that those are the questions I really need to study.

      Gigi Payne, Student, 6th grade  Jenkintown, Pennsylvania  05/15/2018

This is not what to do, but what not to do. Don't keep switching around from one assignment to another.

      Josh Whitaker, Student, 10th grade  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  08/09/2018

Break your daily study hours into 3 different sets of Morning (9:30-12:00), Afternoon(2:00-5:00), and Evening hours (6:00 to 8:00) to make sure you can rest and eat well between each set. Remember that morning hours are always crucial for you to feel more confident about achieving your daily study hours.

      Ali Safivand, Teacher, University  Rochester, New York  05/21/2018

I use flashcards to remember the definitions of new vocabulary words.

      Ford Davidson, Student, 6th  Covington, Louisiana  04/16/2018

I begin by reading the entire chapter of my assignment. Then I review it until I completely understand the information there.

      Marcus David, Student, grade 12  Windhoek, Namibia  06/23/2018

After you have completed a study guide, make a quiz with all of the information. After that there are different options to choose from when quizzing yourself. I find that it helps a lot with memorizing the material.

      Faith Wilkie, Student, 12th grade  Saline, Michigan  04/03/2018

Chew a new flavor of gum you haven’t tried before while you study. Chew it again during the exam. The association between that flavor of gum and what you studied will make it easier to remember.

      Avril Suar, Student, 7th grade  Valencia, Spain  05/23/2018

Take notes. Then create your own study game from the notes and play it with your friends.

      Lasya  Lakkavarams , Student, 7th grade  Glastonbury , Connecticut  05/15/2018

I find flashcards very helpful for learning new vocabulary. I draw illustrations on them when I can. This makes it more interesting and gives me a deeper understanding of the meanings of the words.

      Kathy McConnell, Student, 1st year college  Billings, Montana  01/21/2018

To study I like to teach what I think will be on the test to a sibling, guardian, or friend as if they are the students and I'm the teacher. This helps me to remember the information and be able to understand it better!

      Brianna Rotondo, Student, 6th   Long Island,, New York  06/07/2018

The best way to read a textbook assignment is to create a concept map, studying the figures in the textbook and digging deep into important ideas.

      Michelle Xu, Student, 11th grade  San Diego, California  03/29/2018

While studying a text, it makes information easier to process by highlighting the initial paragraphs of the subject matter. Also, by using the glossary you can identify key words that will lead you to the pages that will pretty much isolate the answer to your questions swiftly, minus the excessive information.

      Tyheem  Stewart, Student  Paterson, New Jersey  04/11/2018

Try not to study on your bed. Color code your notes. During class take good notes while the teacher is talking. Study with a friend. Sometimes I wear headphones and listen to music while studying (not too loud).

      Katie  Alexh, Student, 8th grade  New York, New York  01/01/2018

Your students will be more engaged in their work if they feel they can complete it successfully. Also, if they can measure their progress.

      Edward T., Teacher, middle school - English  Los Angeles, California  03/04/2018

I'm a big fan of post-it notes. I use them with my textbook to write questions that I think might be on the next test. When I review for the test, I write out the answers to the questions in my notebook. Many times these questions are on the test so I am ready for them.

      Rhonda B, Student, high school second year  Mesa, Arizona  04/21/2018

If you have a big test the next day, go to bed early and wake up earlier then you usually would. That way you would feel alert and and probably do good on the test.

      Ava Grace, Student, 5th grade  Las Vegas, Nevada  01/02/2018

I do a lot of studying during the week. My weekends are mostly for fun and relaxation. But on Sunday night I do a quick review of all my notes from the past week to be ready for Monday morning.

      Joshua Brantley, Student, seventh grade  Weehauken, New Jersey  02/14/2018

I create a vocabulary word bank as I study. It helps me to quickly find the definitions I need for any test I take.

      Maria Joyce, Student, 12th grade  Saline, Michigan  04/03/2018

Do not use study snacks if you have a lot to do in a little amount of time. They would be a distraction.

      Sophia Nan, Student, 6th grade  Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey  03/19/2018

One study tip is to take recordings of your classes. Ask your teacher if you can take recordings on your phone or another device. After you take recordings of all important classes that day, take them home and listen to them in bed or during dinner or someplace where you can listen to it without being distracted.

      Michael  Olson, Student, 6th Grade  Bradenton, Florida  03/08/2018