1. Try Active Studying
Active studying is as simple as asking questions before, during, and after study time. Not only does this help to give your study session direction, but it also helps keep you on track and reflect on how to improve for your next study session!
Questions to ask yourself before you study:
- What am I about to learn?
- What do I already know about this subject?
Questions to ask yourself while you study:
- How does this information fit into a bigger picture?
- Do I understand what I have just read?
- Can I paraphrase it?
- Are there any key words or ideas that I need to write down? Why are these words and ideas important?
Questions to ask yourself after you study:
- What can I take away from this study session?
- What do I need to review or learn next time?
2. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Students of all ages should get at least eight hours of sleep every school night. It’s the best way to ensure that the brain is refreshed and ready to process all of the information learned during the day.
Even though you may feel you study better at night don’t fall into the trap of burning the midnight oil and then rising at 11 or 12 the following day. Try to stick to the timetable of a normal school day.
3. Study At The Right Time
Try to study when you are most alert, so you are able to process and retain the information that you are studying. Take advantage of the time of the day you feel most productive, and don’t try to force yourself to study when your brainpower isn’t at its peak. Just don’t study too late at night !
4. Have A Designated Study Area
Whether it’s the kitchen table or the desk in your bedroom, create an area to study that is a designated study zone.
5. Eat Properly & Exercise
Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs fuel to help stay in top form. Get some movement breaks and light exercise throughout the day.
Healthy body = Healthy mind!
7. Create A Timetable
Creating a timetable helps organise your time, schedules your breaks, and is especially useful when you have multiple subjects to study. Write your timetable down so you can remember it and refer to it often. Check out the ProMaths25.com Study Planner!
8. Put away the Mobile Phone
You cannot study and check your phone at the same time. Leave the phone in the kitchen when you are studying. It is the biggest distraction a student could have!
9. Focus on past papers
Don’t be reluctant to check out the past papers and marking schemes available on www.examinations.ie . They are very useful in your studies!
10. Get your Project Work finished
Lots of subjects have project work that needs to be finshed. Get all project work finished as soon as you can.
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