Exam time is coming and you want to review all the content you have seen to get the highest grade, but you feel that your study methods are not effective? There is a list of techniques that could shed more light on how to get through the testing season, especially in college . We list some:
1. Make and keep a study schedule
Set aside certain hours each day for studying just as you do for eating and sleeping. Stick to the same schedule faithfully from day to day. The amount of time needed for study will vary for each individual based on skills with the subject. An average of two hours of study each day for each hour of class is recommended. Going to class is just the beginning: The real work starts later!
2. Study in a suitable environment: the same time, the same place, every day
If concentration is your problem, then the right environment will help you tremendously. Your desk or study table should be in a quiet place, free from as many distractions as possible. You will concentrate better when you study in the same place every day. It’s a mindset. For example, when you sit at the kitchen table, you expect to eat. When you sit in an armchair, watch TV, etc. Developing the habit of studying in the same place at the same time every day will improve your concentration.
3. Equip your study area with all the materials you need
Your desk or study table should be equipped with all the materials you may need to complete homework, for example, laptop, tablet, pencils, pens, erasers, paperclips, stapler, dictionary, snacks and liquid refreshments, etc. For some tasks, you may need a calculator or other supplies. With your materials at hand, you will be able to study without interruption. If you have an answering machine, let it do its thing during your study time. You can return the calls once you have finished studying. Bringing snacks to the study location will eliminate those endless trips to the kitchen that break concentration.
4. Not relying on inspiration for motivation
Can you imagine an athlete in training waiting for inspiration to practice on the eve of preparing for an event? Of course, no. They train daily to stay competitive, whether they want to or not. Just like the athlete, you should train for exams by doing homework and preparing daily through review to be ready for action.
5. Keep a well organized notebook
Researchers tell us that there is definitely a relationship between order and high grades. Knowing where to find your materials when you need them is crucial. Keep a special section for each topic in your notebook, as well as a semi-annual calendar so you can write down all the important tasks as they are announced. Having all this information in one place is vital for success. A well-kept notebook is part of good time management. If you’ve ever misplaced an important task, you know how much valuable time can be lost searching for it.
Also keep in mind that a student who does not review the material can forget 80% of what they learned in just two weeks. The first review should be done shortly after the subject is first presented and studied. Reviewing the first acts as a protection against forgetting, helps to remember much longer.