Do you find yourself procrastinating when you know you should be studying? Are you unable to keep up the material in your current school program? Are you having trouble remembering the material? Do you even pull frequent all-nighters, cramming as much as you can before an important test? If many of these are “yes”, then it might be time for you to switch to a better study plan and improve your habits.
This article will take a closer look at different study habits and show you how you can implement them into your study plan as soon as possible. So before you tell yourself, “I should just pay someone to do my homework online”, you should first read this article to figure out how you can study more efficiently. There’s no time to waste — let’s go!
We all know that learning is a lifelong process that must keep up with changes in technology, pedagogy, etc. If you don’t know which learning technique is best for you, then it’s possible that you’re not studying and learning information as efficiently as you could be. There are three different styles of learning:
- Visual Learning: This is a form of learning through pictures and images. This learning style requires the learner to see what they are expected to know, and the sense of spatiality helps you get a grip on your subject/topic.
- Aural Learning: Individuals learn through hearing directions and speaking answers, like watching videos. This also means listening to music and letting sound help you while you study.
- Logical Learning: This style uses reasoning and logical sequencing to absorb information. Your strengths lie in math, logic, seeing patterns, and problem-solving.
Setting up a study goal is essential if you want to succeed. It’s also a reliable predictor of better grades and completing your qualifications. There are two steps to achieving goal planning and executing. A plan without execution is no good, but so is random execution without the plan. That’s why you can only reach your goals when you do both of them together.
When my sister set out to get her Master’s in Business Administration, she planned well ahead in knowing exactly how many classes she would take, how many papers, quizzes, and exams she’d have to study for, and even how many chapters she would have to read in preparation. This gave her a clear idea of how long it would take her to complete the entire MBA program. Follow the tips below in order to instill strong study habits and get yourself on track for the entire semester:
- Look over your entire semester’s calendar and asses how much study time you’ll need before exams, projects, etc.
- Create a list of all actions you’ll need to take before each.
- Make study time a part of your daily routine.
- Create a study zone, whether it’s at home, at the library, at work, etc
- Take notes depending on your learning style.
- Review your notes regularly.
- Don’t use a smartphone, tablet, laptop during your study time.
- Find at least one learning partner.
- Create good sleeping habits.