You want to spend time with your friends and attend all parties on your schedule. You don’t want to lose touch with your high-school friends, so you make sure to organize Skype conferences every other night. A student’s life is busy, isn’t it? Still, you want good grades and you want to achieve them with as little studying as possible.
Productivity is what you’re looking for. With great focus and the right strategies, you’ll start getting much more from the time you spend in studying. Read on; we have the life hacks that will make you a better student.
1 – Record the lectures
Taking notes during class is a good old method that always works. However, you can also lose your attention somewhere along the way, since the professor is talking too fast and you cannot note down all important things. You have a smartphone and a tablet, so why don’t you use those devices to record the entire lecture? Then, you can listen to it instead of reading textbooks.
2 – The studying space is important
You like studying in your bed? You find yourself surrounded with paper, highlight markers, and your laptop covered under the blanket? You need to get away from that mess. When your surroundings are a mess, your mind cannot focus. You’re constantly being distracted when you have to search for the right book or note in the “creative” chaos around you.
Organize your desk! Get a nice chair and you’ll set yourself to studying mode as soon as you sit on it. Place all paper, books, and pens in a clean arrangement, and get your laptop in front of you. Now, you’re ready to focus and start studying like a champ.
3 – Don’t panic before an exam. Take a walk!
You need to start studying as early as possible before the exam. Give yourself enough time and plan all days in Google Calendar.
Then, leave the night before the big day for sleeping and relaxation. Get up early, but don’t try to learn the things you missed. Take a walk and clean your mind. That will boost your focus and brain power, so you’ll be ready to take the exam!
4 – Work according to a study plan
How much time do you have to get ready for each exam? How much time do you need to get ready? You’ll need to find the balance between your needs and possibilities. Organize your days in a way that enables you to go through all important material, and work according to that study plan.
5 – Learn
The things you read are very interesting when you see behind the boring language and form of the textbooks. Search for more information online and you’ll discover awesome information related to each part of the material.
When you’re studying to learn, you’re not feeling the pressure of the grades. You’re doing it because you want to.