Bookish and Bright is full of study tips but one of my favourite, most useful posts is the one where I got you guys involved to help me share some tried & tested study tips! So, I thought I’d get you guys to help me again and send in more of your best study tips!
Overstudy. Know so much that you feel prepared and can teach it backwards, so when the test comes you won’t feel as much anxiety and will keep the information longer, instead of forgetting it immediately after – @hermionegoals
Spread out studying. Start studying about a week before the exam and study a bit each day so you aren’t forced to cram it all in the night before! – @madi_studies
Study with the mindset that you want to be learning and gaining this information, rather than thinking of it as studying to get a grade or complete an assignment. – @jennystudies
Studying is very personal; everybody has their own technique to succeed but if there’s one thing I believe everyone can benefit from, it’s to simulate exam conditions when studying. Yes, it’s more boring than listening to music but it helps you focus and keeps you from procrastinating. – @evesstudies
The touch it once theory! If I have a task/homework & I’m feeling very unmotivated to do it, I’d just remember this nd touch it once, for like five minutes and mostly get into it! – @physighs
If you want to learn something by heart or just improve in something or work towards a bigger goal, make it a habit. And don’t stretch the borders at the beginning because if you don’t achieve your goal, you’ll become demotivated. Start small and then after about 4 weeks, you’ll make a habit out of it. – @studylikeapsycho
Read your notes out loud and record yourself. Then listen to the recording on your commute or when you’re working out/cleaning/doing whatever! – @jessicastudies
Use colour when revising for tests and exams – it truly helps with remembering things! – @jasminathieleke
When you’re feeling lazy and you just don’t wanna move, just by getting up and washing your face, which will take you no longer than 3 minutes, you’ll feel so much better and in the mood for studying. Also, drink water, coffee, tea – whatever you prefer… just drink something! – @evanescentstudies
Study from flashcards – instead of writing chunks of information down, write questions instead and you’ll remember it more. Also, I love the Pomodoro Technique. 25 minutes of work followed by a five-minute break. Not only does it make time go faster but after that 5 minute, I’m ready and motivated to start again! – @sciencestudying
Film yourself teaching the content. This works best for subjects that require lots of remembering facts, dates and names, like history. While you’re filming, you have your notes beside you and you keep filming until you feel like you do not need your notes. This process can be long but it’s good because you are reformulating what you’ve learnt into your own words when you film! Another tip is to make small “vlogs” of what you’ve learnt during the day since the content is still fresh in your mind! – @ma_vie_etudiante
What definitely helps me with my motivation and productivity is cleaning my desk every Sunday, so that for every start of the week I have an organised desk and can focus on my tasks instead of being distracted by clutter on my desk! – @studyingbookworm
For every study session, set a goal you want to achieve at the end of the session. An example of this would be to be able to briefly explain and remember the respiratory mechanisms of all animals. Another tip is when reading textbooks, pause after every two paragraphs and jot down what you have learnt in a mind map. Recheck it and reference it to the textbook! – @adela.study
What’s your best study tip? Are you planning on using any of the tips shared in this post?