While each student is different and has a different way of going about with his/her education and career, there are some tips you should keep in mind if you want to succeed. Yes, being a student is stressful but keeping the following tips in mind can make things a little easier.
1. Always make sure you organize things
Many students skip out on organizing but the truth is that planning out what you want to do and when you should do it makes sure you always stay ahead and get things done on time.
2. Multitasking is a scam
There are numerous studies that prove that multitasking is impossible. While it might seem like we’re doing two things at once, our mind can only focus on one task at a time. So make sure you don’t multitask; instead, focus all your energy on one task and get done with it quickly before focusing on something else.
3. Never have studying ‘marathons’
We all agree that studying isn’t really fun, especially if it’s a subject that you don’t like and just forcing yourself to study all the content in just one setting will only make things worse. Instead, you should divide the work into small manageable chunks. And make sure you give yourself some kind of reward to make studying a little more fun.
4. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep
Getting eight hours of sleep every night is very important and something that shouldn’t be underestimated. With sufficient sleep each night, your working memory is improved and your focus is sharpened.
5. Make a schedule
Every student works differently. Think about it: do you study better right after you’ve come home from school or after having dinner? Can you focus on the task at hand for 90 minutes in one go or do you perform better in 30-minute intervals? Think about all of these, make a schedule that works the best for you, and make sure you religiously stick to it.
6. Make a habit of taking notes
When you take notes, you’re not only more engaged throughout your class but it also helps to narrow down the materials you need to study when exams are near. Think about it: it’s much easier to go through your notes instead of reading through the whole textbook!