For many of us, appearing in different exams represents the perfect opportunity to reflect on where we are, think about where we would like to go and plan out on how to get there. This is particularly true for all those students who are looking to make the most of their study time and get better grades. Here’s a list of study tips to help you develop a learning strategy that will allow you to achieve your study goals in 2018.
1. Set Study Goals
Make sure you set up realistic study goals and start working towards them. If you are happy with the goals you have set then you should aim to develop your study plan for the year ahead with your goals in mind.
2. Make a Study Plan
Time is precious and no one will be able to remember this than the poor student who hasn’t studied a thing until the night before an exam. The best way to clear any test is to think ahead and create an effective study plan. This will help you to get well organized and make the most of your time. This is going to put your mind at ease and remove the pathetic feeling that you get when you walk into an exam hall not being fully prepared.
3. Take Regular study breaks
None of us are a superhuman, so it’s important to realize that you can’t maintain an optimum level of concentration without giving yourself some time to recover from the work you have put in. Your exercise routine can include a regular walk, a trip to the gym. Also, taking regular short breaks not only helps in improving your focus, but it can also boost up your productivity.
4. Test Yourself
It is a strange thing, but sometimes simply entering an exam environment is enough to make you forget some of the things that you have learned. A great way is to continuously test yourself. The more you practice, the better you will become.
5. Be positive
Your attitude has a big impact on the level of study you do and the effectiveness of your learning process. If you keep saying you can’t do it and don’t put in your best efforts to learn, then attempting to study is only likely to become more difficult. Instead, focus your mind on positive outcomes on how you can use your own individual strengths to achieve them. When you think positively, your brain will show greater activity, thereby making you feel less anxious and more open to study new things.
6. Turn lessons into stories
Everybody likes to read or listen to a good story and with a good reason. You can apply this to your studies by weaving important details or facts into a story.
7. Establish a study routine
Your study routine is comprised of more than planning what to learn and when. One of the main concerns is your study environment. Find a place to study that is quiet and with a few distractions. You could also try switching it up by sitting in a different place and seeing how it works for you.
8. Consult Teachers
If you have any questions about the exam, the best you can do is to go to the teacher of the subject and clear your doubts.
There are no hard and fast rules to follow when it comes for studying. Everybody is different, so the best way to establish a routine is to try different things and see what works best for you, then modify your routine for maximum effectiveness and we at Aakash are there to help you do so.
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Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.