We just entered the third quarter, the last one, time to take the final sprint to pass the course. That implies investing time in the study to face the different tests that arrive. And as a student, there are few things more frustrating than dedicating several hours of studying and then not having a grade according to the time invested. Why is this happening? Many will think that it is an intellectual predisposition, but this is not entirely true, far from it. Different investigations focus this problem on study habits that are not healthy enough, which means that we cannot reach our full potential.
To help create better habits when studying, we want to leave some tips that will make the work routine much more enjoyable and efficient. Through these exercises, the aim is to help all of our students exponentially improve their learning capacity.
Create a defined plan with achievable goals
Having a set objective will help focus efforts, and having a roadmap allows you to have a marked path, so you do not deviate from the course. When we achieve small goals, self-esteem and confidence grow and, consequently, it allows us to maintain high motivation.
Rest is a priority
It is remarkable to avoid study saturation since attention is reduced, and in the end, the vast majority of information is not retained. Likewise, satiety is hard to overcome afterward and makes it more complicated to go back to studying. However, when you rest, you free the mind. Sleeping well and getting away from time to time, with set times and following a roadmap, allow by improving performance and even unlocking problems that seemed too difficult to solve.
Get away from that phone
It may be the most complicated point, but disconnecting the Smartphone must be imperative. Whether for one reason or another, the telephone is a source of disconnection, which leads to distraction. And something similar we must think of the computer. While it is a fantastic study aid tool, it can also be a double-edged sword and make it easy to get lost.
Practice makes the habit
Putting the knowledge we acquire to the test helps to consolidate it. Not to prepare for an exam itself, but it is a way that forces us to put into practice what we want to learn. As Benjamin Franklin said: “Tell me, and I forget it. Teach me, and I remember it. Involve me, and I learn it ”. There are different exercises to help with that.
Constancy and determination
It seems obvious, but we talk about the study and the establishment of new study habits. It is not enough to say that you must follow a roadmap, it is about doing it, and it is not always easy when you have to change. Patience and perseverance are the keys to moving forward. Likewise, rewarding yourself by objective can also be of great help. A way to reward the effort that is dedicated, and that, besides, helps to disconnect.
We hope that with these tips, study habits become healthier and help bring out the talent.