A well-rounded co-ed cares about all aspects of her life with emphasis on academics. Studying can seem overwhelming and time consuming, especially for those with busy schedules. Managing time and planning to study can be done easily.
Create a Study Friendly Environment
Before you start studying, make sure your study area is clean, well lit and distraction free. Consider downloading an application to limit your social media usage. Have your notebook and pen ready to take notes.
Create a Study Routine
Set aside specific times and days to study and stick to them.Not only will you get into the habit of studying regularly, but you will be able to better plan other activities. Also, setting goals is a great way to make sure you keep the big picture in mind and don’t get distracted. Use post-its, a calendar, or a bulletin board to keep yourself on track.
Read Difficult Chapters First
Tackling the hardest chapters first will allow you to spend more time on challenging concepts. When you complete the difficult chapters, the easier ones will take less time and you can avoid feeling anxious, and stressed about not being able to complete the reading.
Study Related Concepts Together
Study chapters that are connected or related. This will help you link and retain the information for a longer period of time. Mnemonic techniques are also a great tool to help you remember ideas and information.
Take 10-15 minute breaks to refresh your mind. Keep the breaks short so you don’t need to get back in the study mood. Consider getting some fresh air, quickly checking your social media if you need to, and eating a healthy snack.
Revise and Review
After every study session, try to review and see if you can summarize what you studied. This is an excellent way to stay sharp on the details and recall key information without having to search through all your notes.