Are you an effective student, or do you want to be more effective? Then you need good learning habits. It is said that habits make up 40% of our lifestyle and can shape your life whether you realize it or not. From my personal experience, I tend to believe that it’s better to build new habits slowly at a time. I have also concluded 10 habits for improving studying efficiency, you can choose your favorite and start to build it this month.
1. Make a study plan
Make a plan for what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. Getting organized means you don’t have to feel deadline anxiety, especially when you face an important exam.
2. Don't multitask
You may think you’re getting more done, but you’re probably wrong. Studies have shown that multitasking makes you less productive and less effective by slowing down your brain.
3. Break down tasks
When you break down a giant project into manageable tasks, you are more willing to start to do it. Rewarding yourself when you finish each small task will make studying more fun.
4. Get enough sleep
Don't underestimate the significance of those eight hours of zzz's every night! Getting a good night's rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.
5. Develop your learning style
Do you work better right after school or after you've eaten dinner? Are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Are you a visual learner or an auditory learner? Find a learning style that works for you, and stick to it.
6. Study at the same time
When you study at the same time each day and each week, your studying will become a regular part of your life. You'll be mentally and emotionally more prepared for each study session and become more productive in a single study session. If you have to change your schedule from time to time, that's okay, but get back on your routine as soon as possible.
7. Start with the most difficult subject first
As your most difficult assignment or subject will require the most effort and mental energy, you should start with it first. Once you've completed the most difficult work, it will be much easier to complete the rest of your work.
8. Block social media
Don’t get too alarmed, nobody’s asking you to delete your Instagram. The thing is, it’s really important to focus on one thing at a time. But when you turn your attention from your book to your Instagram feed, your study is simply interrupted. It is a good idea to put the phone physically out of reach.
9. Find a study group
Sitting down with a group of people who are learning the same things as you is a great way to go over confusing class material or prepare for a big test. You can quiz each other and reteach material. After all, teaching someone else is the best way to learn.
10. Ask questions
You're in school to learn, so don't be afraid to do that! Asking for help — from a teacher, a tutor or your friends — is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material.
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