If You Want To Power Up Your Study Habits Then Here Are Some Great Study Tips For You

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					If You Want To Power Up Your Study Habits Then Here
Are Some Great Study Tips For You
Not everybody is able to absorb all of the essential information that is taught in a lesson and
often extra study time needs to be allocated to really learn the key points. If you are able to
develop good study habits then this is not necessary.

There are many useful study tips and techniques on how to study and most of them have a
use. Study involves reading books, watching videos, listening to audio recordings,
researching facts in libraries or on the Web and attending lessons/lectures. The result of
these activities can be enhanced if you know how to study.

The Best Way to Study

What you study will be determined by the subject but how you study is up to you. You
attend your classroom lessons and lectures but if you want to do well in the exam you will
study on your own in addition. Knowing how to study consists of taking notes, timing and
timetable planning. You should also select the best area to study where you are surrounded
by all you will need for you studies such as books, computers, pens, pencils and paper and
most important it is quiet with no disturbances such as cell phones - you are not available
during study time.

The Best Timing Strategy for Study Sessions

Because of the way memory works it is better to time your studying in short sharp bursts. I
recommend that a study session be broken down into one hour chunks. Each chunk is
carried out as follows:

• First 5 minutes revising the material studied in the last session (First hour study the last
session of the last study period). This satisfies the need for Frequency.

• Main 40 Minutes intensely studying the new material. This satisfies the need for Intensity.

• Next 5 minutes revise what you have just studied. This satisfies the need for Frequency.
• Finally relax for 10 minutes. Do something different, leave the study area, make a cup of
hot drink or go for a walk. This period is when the mind sorts out the material from short
term memory to long term memory (Empties the glass into the tank). It is vital not to skimp
on this or you will lose a lot of your studies.

Designing a Study Timetable

Designing a study timetable is as important as knowing how to study. So as to get the most
out of the time available it is best to make a plan in the form of a Study Timetable. A wise
man said that if you fail to plan then you plan to fail so you should plan your time according
to what is available. Start by laying out a grid (You can use a spreadsheet such as Excel to do
this if it helps) allowing for a week with three periods a day: Morning, Afternoon and
Evening. Start by blocking of the times fully committed and therefore not available such as
School/College/Lecture time. Block off time for Meals and enough social time for example if
you like to go out with your friends on a Saturday night then block this off - do not fool
yourself, if you want to go out then plan it and that way you will not fail in that section of
your study. What is left is your available study time. Planning is one of the best study tips.

Remember to divide the time into one hour chunks and allocate you subjects so as to take
up the time available. It is best to study the subject in the evening of the day you covered it
in college so as to simulate the study hour above (study what you did last time, do this
sessions study then revise this sessions study). If you should miss a session don't worry, just
continue as planned at the next session, you should only go back if you have some spare

On a regular basis (weekly or monthly as suits your lifestyle) do a revision day and again go
over what you have studied since the last revision day. Make this as relaxing an event as
possible and if you can involve friends and fellow students and a tutor/teacher all the

How do I get the most out of Revision?

Exam revision starts with taking notes whilst studying. These notes will come into much use
during the revision process as a representation of distillation of the knowledge needed to
pass the exam. To just re-read all the books studied is counterproductive because it does
not take into consideration the effort taken to study in the first place.
Exam Revision Timetable

Revision timetable is very similar to the study timetable but more detailed and even more
vital to success.

Setting Priorities

The best among revision study tips is to start setting priorities for your revision. Don't lose
sight of the fact that the goal is to get good exam results and that revision is just a means to
an end not the end in itself. You might, for example, have a subject which you consider
more important than the rest or in need of extra work to get a result. You might have some
personal priorities such as a concert that you have been waiting for a year to go to and you
want this to be of a very high priority.


Everybody is different and this is particularly true when it comes to learning. Some people
are able to absorb everything in a lesson while others find this much harder. To learn more
about how to study and to pick up some great study tips got to
http://www.tipsofstudy.com where you will pick up a lot of useful advice on the subject. It
has been proven that anyone can benefit from developing good study habits so do not be
put off if you have tried a number of other study tips and these have not worked for you. By
repeating the techniques they will become second nature to you and studying will become a
whole lot easier with a little practice.

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