Best Tips to Help Students Learn More Effectively
Updated on January 10, 2023 | by Zayn Tindall
To study well, to be fully prepared for exams, and to remain calm at the same time – no schoolboy would refuse such a thing. And the authors of our book know how to achieve it. We have selected some useful tips from it – let your teenagers read them.
Tips for Daily Study
Different people learn in different ways, and you can only find the best way for yourself through trial and error. The good news is there is always plenty to choose from.
1. Solve Tests from Previous Years
Try to do the assignments from previous years’ tests and ask your teacher to evaluate the result. You’ll see what you’re doing well and what you need to improve. You can find old tests on the Internet or compose them yourself with the help of an essay editing service, which knows how the questions are structured.
2. Write Outlines
A good outline is half the success. It’s not dictation writing or rewriting a textbook. You should not fix everything, but only the key ideas, events, and concepts. You can write in your own words. It is worth fixing in its references to sources and to be brief.
Some people repeat what they’ve learned by rereading their old notes. Others read books and then write out brief notes from them. Some do this several times to make sure the information is settled in their heads.
3. Make Clues
Before a quiz or exam, write keywords on colorful stickers and post them around the room. This way you will constantly see them and unknowingly memorize them.
4. Show Your Imagination
If you feel a burst of creativity and want to take a break from writing, make posters, write out on them the main ideas and hang them on the walls. You can make associative maps or charts and diagrams.
Read out the main outlines on a recorder on your phone to listen to on your way to school. This is another way to reread notes, but less boring. Some people like to record videos to review or even songs or raps – they memorize better that way. Think about how many songs you remember by heart even though you haven’t listened to them in years. Go ahead, make up a tune, and put the abstruse lyrics to it!
6. Involve Family and Friends
Make up a quiz. Have your pets answered questions about the subject you’re repeating? Or organize a revision night for your friends, because they are just as anxious about the exam.
Tips on How to be Calm Before Exams
Exams. At this one word, some people get nervous. Teachers and parents are constantly reminded of how important it is to pass everything perfectly, and anxiety grows. Unfortunately, you can’t hide from them (we’re talking about exams, not about adults), but you can prepare calmly and wisely. Here are some tips to help you keep your composure.
1. Create the Right Mood
First, you need to make a schedule for repeating the material. As the saying goes, “if you fail in preparation, prepare to fail.” That doesn’t sound very reassuring, but it’s true. There’s nothing worse than going into an exam knowing you don’t know anything. Figure out exam dates, at least approximate ones, and make a plan for each week. Think about when you have time – evenings or weekends. Then allocate that time to each subject – by the topics you need to repeat.
2. Look at Things Realistically
You may decide: since there are no other things to do on Saturday, you can set aside 12 hours to prepare for the exam. But such a plan only looks good on paper. Think about how much time you can actually study. If you start early, you can repeat the material in small chunks. When making a schedule, make sure you have enough time to rest and do things that interest you. This will make it easier for you to study.
3. Learn the Material
Teachers are always willing to help, so ask them exactly what you need to learn. Instead of just “prepare for a literature exam,” write, “Analyze Romeo’s image” or “Make an essay outline.” Break up the chart into separate items so you can cross out what’s already done. To make it easier to navigate, use different colors for different subjects and topics.
4. Be Kind to Yourself
Preparing for exams is a nerve-racking activity, so it’s important to watch yourself these days – both physically and mentally. Exercise regularly, it makes the blood circulate faster, as a result it delivers more oxygen to the brain, which makes it more productive. You’ll see, you’ll get more energy right away. Try to make time for activities that help you relax: sports, video games, singing, yoga, painting, or even knitting.
5. Cheer Up
Be positive before exams – it’ll give you energy. It’s important to do your best. If something doesn’t go according to plan, don’t get discouraged or panic and definitely don’t give up. After all, exams are just an intermediate step. You’ll have plenty of opportunities no matter how you pass your exams. Just do your best.
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