• Kendall Stone

Studying Tips and Tricks

As terrible as it is to hear . . . Junior and Senior exams are coming. But have no fear! Here is some study practices to help you prepare. 1. Start Early!

This may be something you've heard a lot, but it really does help you in the long run.

2. Make a designated study space

It is important to have an area, like your desk, that is quiet and place you can associate with studying. This helps keep you "in the zone" and makes it easier to start studying.

3. Make a handwritten study guide

It has been proved that taking the time to handwrite either your notes or study material increases your understanding and memory of a topic. Basically the more time and effort you put it, the more likely you are to remember it.

4. Plan out your week

Doing this would help you make time for studying around your other daily habits.

5. Breaks (and rewards!)

Studying for hours nonstop may do more harm than good. It’s best to make sure you plan out breaks. They can be anywhere from 5-30 minutes. What works best for me is a ratio of studying for about an hour then a 10 minute break. Also, a good time to reward yourself is after finishing a long study period.

6. Stay away from distractions

This may include your phone, the TV, your siblings, or even your dog. Staying away from these makes it much easier to "stay in the zone." If you follow these I’m sure you’ll crush these exams!