A GUIDE TO GOOD STUDY HABITS.....
For a vast number of students, exam time can be quite a stressful and frightening period. But with the correct preparation time and good study habits, stressing out can be a thing of the past!
The essence of successful study is making the best use of the time you have available. So therefore, it is recommended that you find a place to study where it will allow you to have maximum concentration.
FINDING A GOOD STUDY LOCATION -
It is much easier to study in an environment that has a minimum of distractions, is comfortable and also well lit. So try and find a place in your house, school, or library that is situated away from the radio, television, telephone and every other distraction in between including annoying friends, pets or family members!
DECIDING WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO STUDY?
For a majority of students, the timing is never right to study and some students will even go to great lengths to avoid doing it, such as volunteering to do the washing (a miracle?), take the dog for a walk or the standard 'I'll do it after I watch this TV show"......and the next...and the next.....Procrastination is not the way to go! Logic should tell you that the sooner you study, the sooner it will all be over with, right? If only everybody thought in the same way!
For some students, they are at their peak in the morning, while others prefer to study in the evenings. There is no ideal time of the day, the solution is to find the best time to suit you. Then plough through your subjects one at a time - remember studying a topic over several weeks is better than trying to learn it all in one night.
EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS -
¨ It is important to know what you are studying.
¨ Review, evaluate and reflect on what it is you are studying.
¨ Read all subject material very carefully noting down all the main criteria.
¨ Be consistent in your work throughout the year.
¨ Remember that a long-term study plan is better than short term cramming.
- Annemarie Failla