Study Habits: Do’s and Don’t’s

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Study Habits: Do’s and Don’t’s

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DO’S
1. Set dedicated times for more effective studying.
2. Put your phone away. Phones can be a huge distraction when your studying or doing homework. If you want to learn, you need to focus.
3. Keep a to-do list. Manage your tasks and homework as soon as the assignments are assigned. Do not wait until the last minute.
4. Find study buddies. A friend can help with reminding you stick to that studying schedule. Not only that, being able to share notes or discuss projects helps keep you concentrated to the effort.
5. Reward yourself for effective studying. If you stick to your study plan, you will feel good in doing so. Take a day off, relax and find you something fun to do. A small self-reward can further improve your enjoyment of your studying schedule.

 

DON’T’S

1. Study in noisy environments. Find a nice quiet environment to work in. Your brain has to work harder to filter out outside sounds while you are studying, so minimize them.
2. Procrastinate. Working on assignments during the regular course of your days will have pros: less stress, better scores, and higher brain productivity.
3. Stay up all night. Staying all night to do homework or study for tests is the least efficient way to get your tasks done. In fact, your brain does not function as well late at night because it needs rest. Make your study routine being everyday leading up to the test and not just at the last minute. You will retain more information the day of the test when you study at efficient times.