Studying is not about holding a book in front of you and
actually thinking of something else. To do well in your
exams, you need to remember what you study; so passive
reading is not enough (you loose 95% of the information
that you study)
Active Studying: -
means that you are actively taking part in your studies,
your study does not control you, but you are in control
of what you are doing. It means to keep your mind as
active as possible, take notes, writing, reading your
lessons loudly. This helps to retain more information
better. The minute you stop focusing or loose your
concentration you will not remember the information.
What is important to study?
if you had no exams, well it sounds like a dream come
true, everybody irrespective of how much they study
would be promoted to the next class. Well, would you be
motivated to study hard??? My guess is NO.
Motivation is important to help you study better,
student do better and study better when they have an
exam ahead of them. You and You alone can be the
best motivator for your studies.
How can one motivate him or herself?
Suppose you want to buy a gift for you mother, and you
didn’t have enough money, in order to buy the gift you
start saving up money and every time you have money you
save a little for the gift, because you are motivated to
save money to buy your mother the gift.
Similarly, when you set a goal for yourself it helps you
to stay focused and achieve your target. Making goals is
easy but your goal should be smart.
cannot make a goal saying that you will study for 5
hours everyday or you will get 95% when you don’t put in
as much effort.
should be specific, achievable, realistic, time bound.
goal is to study biology, Chapters 4, 5, 6 by the
weekend; this is a specific, time bound and realistic
good about studying you need to reward yourself after
you study, make notes on your board, praising yourself,
take an hour off if you have completed your goal, watch
your favorite TV program etc.
get de-motivated by: