Hi, I’m back again. Welcome back to my blog.
Today’s topic is about studying! February is a weird month, getting back into the habit of studying is hard. I thought as I’ve got reading week next week, let me sit down and write a blog post about studying and give you all some of tips that I find useful.
Studying isn’t easy, some people have are good at it naturally and with others It takes hard work and dedication. Nevertheless, with some good tips and motivation everyone can succeed. Personally, for me studying is something that has always been trial and error.
Here are my tips for studying.
1. Set some clear goals.
It’s important that before you start studying, you need to set some goals on what you want to achieve in that study session. Make a clear list with specific tasks you want to get done.
Plan your notes and what you want to review. Planning is KEY. Plan your work around your deadlines, so if you know you’ve got a deadline for the 15th, don’t start planning your work on the 14th! It’s always better to plan what you’ll be putting in your essays, before you actually start writing them. Get your content ready, before you start writing.
3. Use some colour.
Honestly, using colour helps me so much. Just having things colour coordinated, makes life easier. Your notes don’t have to be pretty, but just simply using highlighters for articles your reading or key notes is a helpful thing.
4. Make a schedule.
It’s super important to manage your time. Especially, when you have so many different things to study for, you need to spread your time equally so you don’t fall behind in any modules. Prioritise a subject that you struggle with at first, rather then starting with something you find easy. Don’t over work yourself that’s the key, make sure your study schedule is well balanced.
5. Find a study group.
Although, sometimes studying with friends is hard. Sometimes, it helps to talk about what your studying with friends. I find that talking to it with someone, helps me remember a hell of a lot.Even if I’m not actually studying at that point of time, just remembering and discussing a lecture helps me understand the content a lot more.
6. Find what works for you.
There are so many studying techniques and it’s so hard to find which ones work for you. If you simply use one technique but you don’t see it as effective, just switch it up! I personally love using cue cards, they are so easy to do and so helpful when it comes to studying for exams or something. I also love mind-maps, although mine always turn out to be messy as anything. Mind-maps for me are super effective. Those are things that personally work for me, but you can honestly find something that appeals to you.
7. Don’t overwhelm yourself.
This is honestly the most important thing. Don’t stress yourself out, make sure when you are going to study you are in the right frame of mind. If you start with EVERYTHING, you will stress yourself to another level and you won’t even be productive. Take things easy, come with a clear mind and start slowly, take regular breaks so you are letting your mind process all that information. Don’t overwork yourself and cram everything at one go, pace yourself.
Here are my 7 tips when it comes to studying. Honestly, studying takes time and effort, but as long as you figure out how your going to tackle your work load, it will all be fine!
Hopefully some of these tips will be useful. and if not I just hope you enjoyed reading this post.
Thank you for reading.