3 Simple Study Tips for College Students

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Study Tips: University Student Edition

Being a college student can be fun and exciting, at the same time, it can be an overwhelming experience. One of the top priority of every college student is to study and do well in class, but as easy as it appears to say, studying is no easy task for most, if not all college students.

Why is that so?

Effective studying is all about having a consistent study habit which entails the right time to study, where to study and how to study. In this article, we’ve come up with some important tips on those areas for college students to consider.

1. When to study

“Time is precious” so as a college student, you must identify and stick with a perfect time to study or have your study session. However, it is sometimes difficult to find the time to study for every subject we need to study for when other responsibilities like friends, family, entertainment, and hobbies are always beckoning on us. So, creating a schedule on the time to study and do homework is quite important. Students can be different, yet the best times  to schedule your study session, which works for the majority , are:

A. When you’re back from school and had some rest

B. In the morning

Studying in the morning may work best for some, and we recommend it, as that’s when the brain is better able to focus and there will be less distraction around.

2. Where to study

A good study location is also important. Studying requires concentration, so it’s difficult to study in a room full of distractions. Like we mentioned earlier, students can be different. Some might prefer in a quiet area while others might find it best to learn in a room with background noise to avoid falling asleep. All the same, some good study spots or location to study are the library, bedroom, school study lounge, classroom, coffee shop. Endeavor to develop a routine to study in the same place that’s convenient for you on days you want to study.

3. How to study

So here comes the big part.

How do you transfer that massive amount of information from the books to a reliable spot in your mind? When we say “reliable”, we’re looking at the huge prospect of being able to recall or remember what you studied later on.  So to study well, use notes, flashcards or study with a group. Flashcards promote studying through active recall, which is one of the practices through which our brains learn most effectively. So make your own flashcards, mix pictures and words in it and write only one question per card. For a study group, get like 3-4 classmates together and take turns asking questions and explaining answers to one another. Even more, you can opt to teach or explain a topic to someone else, and by doing so, you get a better understanding of what your teaching about.

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