Here are some tips and tricks for helping you develop successful studying techniques.
Tip#1 – Develop a study timetable
Make sure that you have a study guide that suits you. Your study guide should outline what you will be doing each day of the week after school as well as in the weekends. It should also contain how long you should be spending on each of your subjects. Remember: you cannot study everything in one night, but you cannot afford to fall behind.
Tip#2 – Do NOT stress
Easy said than done, right? Not quite! Stress is part of life, everyone stresses and it is something that human beings do by nature. We cannot stop stress, but what we can do is minimize the stress. Stress can affect you in many ways, but more importantly, your performance in your examinations.
Students stress for a variety of reasons including:
- They think that they are not ready for the exam or task at hand
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Tip#3 – Write down a weekly goal plan
The goal plan should outline exactly what you will be aiming at doing in the coming week. You should detail your goals so you can measure them at the end of the week, and see if you have actually achieved those goals. An example of what a goal contains:
Tip#4- School work is NOT enough
What the teachers give you at school is good, but not enough. You always have to find more questions and examinations for practice. Look for other sources where you can get different type of questions on the concepts you are learning. Possible places to look for extra resources:
TIP#5 :To understand better
The HSC is very stressing as everyone keeps on reminding you. Here is a tip which helps you to understand what you have studied in a better way.
On the first day, you study what you learned in class. Then you read and study about 2 pages of your text book ahead, Read more…
TIP#6: Create a good study environment
Let’s be honest now. Studying in front of the television, or studying with your laptop out isn’t the best study environment and won’t get YOU the best results this coming HSC.
This should be away from interruptions and household noise, such as the television. Ensure there is adequate lighting and ventilation, a comfortable chair and appropriate desk. By creating a good study environment you cut possible distractions from your study, increasing the amount you can go through and go into depth into the topics you are studying.
TIP#7: Look after yourself
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and eat healthy foods. Keep sugary foods to a minimum. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Regular physical exercise makes you feel great, boosts your energy and helps you relax. So try to keep up regular sporting activities or at least fit in some regular exercise as often as you can.
TIP#8: Don’t try to cram all your study in one session
Try spacing your work out over shorter periods of time being consistent in your studies and to have regular, yet shorter, study periods. Cramming is probably one of the least effective forms of studying, giving no time for you to understand important concepts in your particular topics. By spacing your work out, your giving yourself time to understand key concepts as well as a better understanding of the topic in whole.