ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Ways To Improve Study Skills!

Updated on May 12, 2014

1. Make Things Interesting

The way things look and the way you perceive them means everything. If your notes were as plain, black, and boring as a textbook then you might as well just read the textbook. If there is no contrast in your notes you would drift off and wouldn't know what to look at first. But if your notes had BIG TITLES on where it is needed. For ex. Important facts, notes...etc. then your eyes will drift on to that other then lose focus!

2. Organization With Scheduling

I'm sure you've heard this before so many times. But I think if you're on this page then you probably never really took the advice. Having a schedule is such an important factor when it comes to studying. Mainly because if you say to yourself "Oh ill study in an hour or so." then you most likely won't end up doing any studying in an hour or so. You will procrastinate and instead end up wasting time other then using it effectively.

3. Breaks

Another way to study effectively is not studying. Taking 20-30 minute breaks between 1-2 hours of work will actually help you relax a bit. If you worked for 5 hours you will slowly overwork yourself, feel sleepy, and overall won't be studying effectively. But instead if you take 20 minute breaks in between when you work you will refresh yourself and work well. Don't forget to do something you enjoy when you take breaks. Also feel free to eat snacks! Yumm!

4. Study Areas

Where do you study? Have you ever wondered if that actually mattered? For the longest time my mind never really crossed over the thought that where I am studying would matter that much. But its actually the complete opposite. Where you study really differs from person to person. But overall if you're looking for a good place to study then make sure your study area follows most of this criteria.

- Not to soft, not to hard

- Some enjoy quiet, while others enjoy loud noises ( You choice )

- LOL. Oh no. Not "Lots Of Love" or "Laugh Out Loud" but "Lots Of Light" make sure where you study is filled with light so you can see what your doing and also to keep the room very "happy" instead of dark and depressing.

- Not much traffic. (People coming in the room)

- Room temperature

- Keep music at a minimum. Just loud enough to enjoy but not so loud that you can't hear yourself think.

5. Snacks

Eat healthy. Chips and chocolate will cause heavy breathing and will slow you down. Study effectively don't eat junk food. Make sure what you eat isn't messy. Sure a few crackers taste amazing. But at what cost!? If there are crumbs on your textbook and notes then were those crackers really worth it? (YES) Water is awesome. Coke and pepsi and other juices or pops might cause a mess or make you extra excited then will also cause you to become very tired. Water is actually outstanding for you. Health wise really. It has no sugar. Who would of guessed!?!?

6. Strict Notes

Note what is noteworthy. Don't rewrite everything you see in your textbook or on your teachers powerpoints. Only write down what is important. Make sure the most important facts stand out.

7. Do What's Hard First

Think of it this way. If you do everything that is easy then yay you progressed quickly. But now the hard part begins and everything will slowly get harder as you go. But if you do what is difficult first. Then everything else will go by easily and you will finish it no time. Note that doing what is important will get a lot more done . But doing what is more enjoyable and less important will actually get less done and make you want to give up because the important boring thing is next.

8. LOOK IT OVER

Imagine you're studying for an algebra test. If you were doing the steps incorrectly over and over and just messing up one on tiny part and never looked it over or checked to see what you were doing was correct. Then you pretty much just practiced and learned how to do that section incorrectly. Which is a complete waste of time! Instead do the questions and check your answers and look over your steps.

9. Turn Off Your Devices

Your phone , console, and computer. These three things are very big distractions. Unless you're using them to do work, you should keep them in other rooms. Just get ride of them. Don't have them in your study area. Tell your friends and family that you are studying and you won't pick up from two different time periods. If you keep your phone in your pocket you are holding the temptation of going on facebook or looking at just one video. Which we all know is not just one video and when it is it's a 24 hour live stream.

10. Get Rid Of Procrastination!

Procrastination gets everyone. When you procrastinate it doesn't just happen once. It keeps happening again and again until you reach your deadline or you end up never doing it. Don't say oh ill do it in an hour or whatever and don't say ill do it now out of no where. saying ill do it now randomly won't work for a long period of time. Schedule what you do. when the time comes do the work. Follow the schedule don't procrastinate. I'll finish this hub later.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Vince Gilligan 3 years ago

      Lameeeeee....

    • Migodden profile image
      Author

      Migodden 4 years ago from Canada Ontario

      Thanks for the feedback!

    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Good advice and a nice layout.

    • searchinsany profile image

      Alexander Gibb 4 years ago from UK

      A very helpful and encouraging Hub with excellent graphics.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)