How To Study Efficiently

By: Elijah Keller

Getting Prepared

Studying can be very hard for some people because they do not know how to do it well. One of the best ways to prepare for studying is to write down in a notebook what you need to study (what you learned that day and the purpose of it). This will help you to shorten your study time. Another thing that will help you before studying is to, take good notes, pretty simple (check out the link at the bottom to see "How To Take Cornell Notes"). Now that we know how to get ready to study we can get started.

Studying

One of the most important things to remember when you study is, to study every day. Studying every day is faster, less stressful, and in the end more efficient than cramming before a test. To do this choose a time every day to begin studying (If you study at night choose a time to end studying as well, this is because you are less efficient at night and will work harder in anticipation of the study time ending). It does not have to be for a very long period of time, (20-40 minutes), and every time you begin studying take a few minutes to review earlier notes so that you have a foundation to begin working off of. Nathan Parades says, "brushing up on earlier notes can be very useful especially before a test". Remember to make connections, learning is accumulative you have to be able to connect what your already know to what you are studying.

Extra Tips

If you're still having trouble studying then one of the best things you can do is to talk to someone about it, have them help you. It's better I ask someone for help than to not, and get a bad grade in your class. Whenever you are stuck get help as soon as possible so that you are not behind. These tips should help you to study faster, more efficiently, and remember what you learned.