Students Tips

by Stephen on May 31, 2011 · 31 comments

Great study tips shared by students for students. If you found a good way to study, please share!!!

“When taking notes, make sure to pay attention to the teacher when he is speaking. Write down what the teacher says if he says it more than once. Make sure that you understand what the subject is about and if not then ask questions. But the practice to getting good grades is R-E-V-I-E-W, that’s right review. Review over text books and notes on a daily basis.”

By Lynne

“Do your homework whether you have to turn it in or not. At first I figured that if I didn’t have to turn it in I wouldn’t do the homework. I got a 46% on my first exam. For the second test, I did all the homework and did several chapter reviews and practice tests. I got a 94% on that exam.”

By Marco

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1 Lynne May 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

When taking notes, make sure to pay attention to the teacher when he is speaking. Write down what the teacher says if he says it more than once. Make sure that you understand what the subject is about and if not then ask questions. But the practice to getting good grades is R-E-V-I-E-W, that’s right review. Review over text books and notes on a daily basis.

2 Marco May 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Do your homework whether you have to turn it in or not. At first I figured that if I didn’t have to turn it in I wouldn’t do the homework. I got a 46% on my first exam. For the second test, I did all the homework and did several chapter reviews and practice tests. I got a 94% on that exam.

3 Tina June 1, 2011 at 9:07 am

I recommend to deal with anything that is bothering your mind first. Like you are studying but you keep thinking of something else. Deal with the problem to clear your mind then study!

4 Harinder June 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Try to study in the morning because at that time, your mind is fresh and you can do more study than you can during night time. I works for me.

5 Donna Dean June 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

If the instructor draws something on the board or has something drawn on the overhead (let’s say the human heart), draw it in your notes. Label it the way the instructor has labeled. You may want to put this is the middle of the page, so that you can write around it as the instructor speaks about it. Even if it is in the textbook, you reinforce it in your brain by drawing it yourself.

6 Afflatus June 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

Meditate on what you learnt or rather think about deeply to understand it. If you get a deeper understanding of the topic, you won’t lose it.

7 Sanobeia June 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Study whatever is boring early in the day because if you study at night after a hard day, forget it, you’re going to go to sleep!

8 Kamilah June 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

The more you read, the faster you’ll read. You need to find something you like to read and then read more often.

9 Miguel June 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I think the most important thing is not just going to class and reading the book, but whenever you have a question, it’s absolutely necessary to speak to the professor. He’s the one that knows the topic and he’s the best one to answer the question.

10 Dawn June 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Get help right away. Don’t wait until you’re doing badly in a class and have to catch up.

11 Kamila June 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Study a little every day and make it fun. Do it with friends and order a pizza.

12 Belia June 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

After about an hour of studying I take a 10-minute break. You need to take a little break and relax, then go back to the books.

13 Prince June 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

The best way to prepare for an exam is group study, because two heads are better than one. Start studying at least three days before the exam. Also, don’t just memorize; that lasts only a few days and gives you limited knowledge. You really have to sit down and understand the concept, formula, or theory.

14 Sandra June 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Don’t put off writing your papers. I learned this the hard way. Problems can arise at the last minute. For instance, your computer might break down.

15 Marko June 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm

After you’ve finished researching a paper, make an outline and confer with your professor. Next, write the rough draft, give the draft to your professor, correct the rough draft, and finally write the final copy.

16 Kathy June 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Resisting friends is important. You have to learn to say no. I hate to miss things. I want to be there having fun, but I remind myself I have to keep my priorities straight. School has to come first. There will be other times to see my friends.

17 Teayonia June 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

To keep myself motivated, when I finish studying I reward myself with food and different activities. I also think about what happened to my friends who didn’t keep focused on their grades.

18 Richard June 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I always sit in the front of classroom. I attend all class meetings. I ask questions to professor about anything that I don’t understand, either from textbook reading or from lecture. I read and study half chapter per day twice or even 3 times to completely remember what I read. Procrastination is my biggest enemy.

19 Sandeep June 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

To have a thorough knowledge of a particular concept, its better to refer different books to master that particular concept. Mere learning of a subject would be of no use, deep research has to be put in to master it. It is always better to start from basics of any complicated subject.

20 Shahrukh Khan June 11, 2011 at 5:22 am

I usually prepare for test on one or two days early, but I get less and less good grade now because in school days off, I play computer games and waste my time…

21 Isabella D'Souza June 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Note-taking: Use a pencil and a notebook to write down. Talk to your friends a little bit.

22 Ayesha Khairi June 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

In my opinion, a student should study away from his mobile, television and computer because those distract students which lead to less interest in studying.

23 Stephen June 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

My two most useful study strategies:

– I read the textbook *before* class. This allows me to pay better attention during lectures.
– I review my notes *within 24 hours*. This allows me to better memorize the information avoiding long study hours when preparing for tests later.

Hope you find these helpful too.

24 Faixan Sher June 14, 2011 at 3:41 am

Study should be carried out on daily basis regularly. If you study regularly it will not become a burden during the exams. We should study for the exams much before it starts; like two or three weeks before. And study in a small room and no one should be disturbing you. I usually get 75% in my exams but by applying this method I got 91%.

25 Milkah Njoki June 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

Do all the assignments, all the tests, and use past papers to revise.

26 Sarah June 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Always have a peaceful mind and positive thinking first then ask what your body and mind needs for learning process… I usually read books alone and no one can see me at all.

27 Ayesha February 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

Very useful tips

28 Ayesha Farukhi February 17, 2014 at 12:41 am

REVISION is the only key to success. Revise as much as possible before the exam. Revision also helps you to remember for a long time.

29 Shiv March 14, 2014 at 3:57 am

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30 SUBDUE August 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Avoid procrastination ,do things right away and always revise the days work and weeks work on weekends ,this helps reduce pressure and the more you revise the less complicated things look !!!
last minute studies may lead to confusion and cramming which is bad for a career

31 Lucy September 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm

I personally cannot study in Starbucks, or B&N due to a room full of distractions. Every time the door open, I stop reading and look. Its human nature. I also avoid studying with others. Most of the time, it starts with reviewing flashcards, and ends with gossip about whats going on on PLL. Best method I use is to just review everything, and create your own study guide. Not all professor will be nice enough to have one for you. Quizlet is also GREAT help. They create your study material into digital flashcards, mix-and-match games, and also quizzes. Never study the night before, you’ll be too tired and end up the next day just guessing to get the test over with.

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