College life is full of distractions. Most students are not very fond of studying. They are able to make average grades by what they end up listening to in classes and retaining a bit of it. Opening course books in their free time is something which most college students detest doing and need serious motivation for it.
SMS College explores a few tips and tricks to study more effectively
1.Work Hard to improve the internal and external environment. Work hard towards improving your productivity and efficiency. By external environment we mean – keep your study room and surroundings clean.
You are able to memorise better when sitting and reading in a fresh smelling room. De-clutter your work desk. Get rid of unwanted files and papers.
Improve the internal environment. Read with concentration. Re-read many times if needed and use a lot of colored markers and post it notes to highlight the important points. Visual memory helps a lot in memorizing things and keeping the memory alive even after a considerable amount of time has lapsed.
2. Plan and manage your course study material. Define a study schedule. For instance the number of hours per day put in for studying will vary from student to student. But define that time spent.
If you think studying for 11 hours should do the trick, and then spend those designated hours doing just that. In your free time, participate in activities which make you feel lighter and refresh you, taking away the stress and motivating your mind.
3.Time spent in exam preparation. A student must also define the time spent in preparing before an exam. There is no sense in overdoing it. Studying endlessly for one subject because you had a long time at hand to prepare for a test, will not guarantee you great marks.
You should firmly decide the time you would like to devote towards studying for a specific subject and end just here. A human mind can only concentrate for a maximum time of one hour at a stretch studying for the same subject. Take ample breaks to refresh yourself and then start again.
4.Apply subject specific Study technique. For Example, when studying for mathematics, sit down with a paper and pen. Try solving a question on paper. If you fail, copy the solution and read it later. Often when you read what you have written, you are able to infer the method to solve it.
For theory subjects, read ample material on the same topic so get a better understanding of the jist. Learning only from one book will bore and yu will only end up cramming without understanding
5.Test yourself. Keep taking mock examinations before a test. Test yourself over and over again to be doubly sure of the concepts you have learnt. Share quizzes with your mates and friends in a mock up t the main test.
These study hacks have been followed by students galore and implemented well by the students and alma mater at SMS College.