Study smart, not study hard.

Not many people have the patience to take the long way to get through the Physics and Chemistry lesson or to get the A in the lab task. This involves going into the trial and making a mistake in several random forms to research.

Why do you do so when deadlines are called? It is time to be effective.

The good news is scientists have done the legwork for us. Here we highlight what the latest research has to say about the best ways to study. We hope at least one of them work for you, fingers crossed:

1. Use short blocks of time

The Pomodoro technique break daunting tasks into smaller chunks. This is done by focusing on the work for 25 minutes, break for 5 minutes, and so on. You will have a longer rest after completing four rounds. Think of small blocks of time with optimum focus and limited distraction. It has been recognised as one of the best time management strategies to resolve procrastination since 1992.

The Pomodoro method asks you to build a to-do list. You can use the tomato timer via this link. The Pomodoro technique works best if you keep all distractions away. This means to turn off your phone keep it in silent mode. Find a quiet and conducive study area. It could be the library, your home and plan your schedule for each 25 minutes what you intend to work on. Whenever you are interrupted during a Pomodoro cycle, start a new one.

2. Find out what motivates you and what to avoid

An optimistic state of emotion makes time tend to fly faster. This makes it possible for us to accomplish goals.

Gable and his team discovered “how motivational approach causes our sense of time to speed up, but avoiding motivation causes it to slow down.” If you find like time is already dragging, consider incorporating exercise to your everyday life or turn your homework into a hobby or ritual to speed up how time is viewed.

The speeding or slowing down of time can enable us to achieve these goals. As time goes quicker, it makes it possible to achieve a target for a longer period. Think of a hobby you love, and how time goes quicker when you participate in it.

3. Create something in the process

When you do something about it, you will learn something from everything you’re reading, analyzing, or researching.

Start a set of flash cards, please. Create the maps. Compile a visual organizer. Through these, you become an involved learner.

Also, do not forget to organise them. Write dates and topics on whatever you’ve created. When it’s time to review them for tests or quizzes, it’ll be easier to get to them.

4. Seek support

Another way to study effectively is always to seek help. Your teachers at school are the best way to seek help. Consult them when you have already made a good attempt at the learning materials but still fail to comprehend it. Alternatively, you can find a buddy system to help out one another or by studying together and explaining concepts to each other.

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