High School Study Tips & Study Skills

by Stephen on May 25, 2011 · 60 comments

So if education is so important, why isn’t it a subject in school?

In our first school we learned things without having to think about it too much – in a way you were being prepared for work in a senior school. To cut a long story short you were gaining skills that would be useful.

In later grades the process continued but became more difficult – you had to start thinking for yourselves more and more.

When it comes to studying in High School, you will be expected to think for yourself almost all the time – your teachers will help you all the way but YOU will have to take control of your own learning.

Strangely enough, very few schools teach you HOW to learn!

This guide has been designed to do just that. It should help you work out sensible solutions to any problems you may come across as you work towards the qualifications you will need.

Remember, everyone is different – no one approach will prove successful for everyone. Each unit of this guide has been tried and tested – use the information to find out what is best for YOU.

Click on the following links and start your real education now! As this is a COMPLETE guide it’s best to do this in order.

  1. Are you an effective learner?
  2. Organization
  3. Getting organized: Using time available more efficiently
  4. Long term planning and timetabling
  5. Working out priorities
  6. Looking back on what you’ve done
  7. Seven steps to dealing with problems
  8. Setting up your study area
  9. Improving your learning ability
  10. Lucky Mascots, etc.

Go for it!


By Ian Graham, igdirect@yahoo.co.uk

{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma June 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I’m going in Grade 8 in September and I really want to start developing organized study habits 🙂

2 Tawanda Matsvairo July 1, 2011 at 8:13 am

Thank you for this information, it is priceless.

3 Mariah August 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

I just wanted to post this for Emma. 8th grade is really easy if you pay attention, take notes, and do your homework. Just remember that they’re trying to prepare you for high school. Good Luck!

4 KUMAR GAURAV September 30, 2011 at 6:06 am

Very helpful.

5 MANDALAPU SRINIVASA RAO October 11, 2011 at 12:27 am

It is very good article.

6 Ahmed October 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Thanks. Very good advices.

Ahmed, from Egypt.

7 Akiba November 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

Love it!

8 Boss November 15, 2011 at 4:58 am

It’s really useful and worthy information for students. Thanks for these detailed study tips………

9 Vijayalaksmi Dodla - Bhemah December 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

This is a great, and useful way of teaching me how to revise and stuff:) thank you so much! at the moment im not very good at being organized and my studies arent that good at the moment! Hopefull this should improve my school studies! thanks :Dx – London.

10 Kayla Bugg January 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Helpful 😀

11 Bigmann February 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

I love this, I will sing about this…

12 Marlene April 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

well this is helpful .. -.-

13 Abdikarim Khalif Ali April 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Thank you, this is what can make us succeed!

14 Burhan abdikarim ali April 12, 2012 at 2:30 am

Please advise me more and be blessed.

15 Marlene April 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Is so helpful.

16 Marlene May 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm


17 Msawenkosi July 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Wish I was exposed to such sites on the 11th grade or the classes below but it’s never to late I will try my best to make an outstanding student out of myself even now. Thanks to the whole team that came up with this superb way of creating good students and give us selfmanaging skills we will need even when we are exposed to the world of work.


18 Anupama July 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

I want more study tips for my sslc exam ….

19 Tipu Sultan August 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

This article is very nice. Would you published articles on Science?

20 Becca October 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Great help! Real easy steps to follow and real effective!

21 Austin October 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

For how many hours should a high school senior sleep?

22 Stephen October 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Minimum 8 hours a day.

23 Victor October 8, 2012 at 1:03 am

It’s wonderful. Thanks for these study tips.

24 RAVALI November 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

These tips are very useful for students. Thank you.

25 RAVALI November 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

Success never comes easy. Try and try again, you will surely succeed.

26 Alice November 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I hope this is the right site for me, I need to learn study skills.

27 Danny November 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

This is very helpful. I am a freshman in high school and I really need help thanks.

28 Kamal Jahani November 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Thanks for your good tips that can depict the most helpful guidance.

29 Rohan Ramchandani November 14, 2012 at 7:37 am

Thanks very much for the effective tips.

30 Peter November 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Thanks. This is so helpfull I’m trying to get back on track and this should do it thanks so much.

31 Lucious January 19, 2013 at 3:12 am

I’m currently in the 12th grade but the information provided here, I find it very useful. Thanx to the admin.

32 WHOLOCKED4EVER January 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

What are good ways to study though? Friends quizzing you? Reading over notes?


33 Robinson April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for the study tips. I’m really looking forward in doing all the habits and I hope they will bring lead to good quality of marks.

34 Michael Nop April 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I am so glad I tried this.

35 Dave April 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

These ideas are really helpful 🙂

36 Amrita Jaiswal April 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

Thanks a lot for giving me sure a free advice.. am really very thankful to u..cause it has given me a better way of learning things…

37 Sandeep Khanal May 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

Really really good article for the students!

38 Tay-Tay Navas June 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Hi I’m Tay and I am in grade 11 and struggling with the stress of studying for my exams 🙂

39 Suresh Kumar June 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

It is really good for students. Thanks a lot.

40 Gladys Levle June 16, 2013 at 8:08 am

It rocks. Tnks.

41 Fabowale, Johnson June 21, 2013 at 2:36 am

Indeed this is a wonderful tip that get one in the right direction for academic success. Thanks a lot.

42 Jowayne Johnson August 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Nice tips very helpful.

43 Mikey Truex September 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

lol go high schoolers.

44 Marva November 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Very detailed and helpful. I will definitely use the information with my students.

45 Janeth.godwin January 7, 2014 at 3:34 am

Very helpful, thank you!!!

46 Punitha.m February 4, 2014 at 4:17 am

Super advice

47 Monique May 23, 2014 at 6:13 am

Thank you very much, very very helpful

48 sreelakshmi.k.c June 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

WELL………………………..I love it

49 Mikel September 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

Like it

50 Lorena dapar September 5, 2014 at 12:37 am

Tnx.. T love it….:)

51 Liam September 9, 2014 at 3:29 am

Thanks…very helpful.

52 Anonymous Elephant November 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

This will help me study better because it has all of these useful tips and stuff

53 Lavisha November 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Good tips

54 Lavisha November 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I…… Love it really

55 Noelyn January 21, 2015 at 12:09 am

Awesome tips !!!

56 Jaata Ibrahim February 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

I really like the guidelines for studying

57 Mohamed Abdikarim March 21, 2016 at 7:15 am

Thanks for this great website, it will help me to prepare for my o level exam

58 Study Forth October 17, 2016 at 11:37 pm

This is excellent! One thing highlighted here is to take a step back and look at what you have learned and accomplished – and, above all else, this is important. Being able to feel a sense of accomplishment helps to stay motivated, and if you can look at things in the big picture, it is easy to see how it all fits together.

59 Siku May 12, 2017 at 5:22 am

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60 DIVANIA May 15, 2017 at 6:00 am


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