Year 12 was the most stressful but also the most important year of my life. Leading up to the final exams I studied relentlessly for hours and hours everyday, reading and writing notes hoping to remember and cover everything in the exam. However i soon learnt that my study methods although was “hard working” it wasn’t effective, and as a result my final results were not as great as I thought they would be.
As i entered Uni i had a second chance at preparing for exams but this time i thought i would do my self a favour and teach myself “how to study”, more specifically, “How to study smart”. What i soon realized was that everyone has a unique learning style and a unique way of understanding things. If you can grasp your unique style of learning, I promise you it would make your studying 10 times easier and less stressful.
- Visualizing to understand
- Use Metaphors for difficult concepts or meanings
- Teach someone else
- Look for patterns
- Draw or build models
- Study in chunked sessions
- Have a dedicated studying area
- Learn to summaries
- Find alternative sources which explains the concept in another way
- Taking care of your health
Remember, “study smart not hard”