Improve Your Skills With These Quick Fixes. Set up a positive mood around the time that you are studying. When you walk into your study time distracted, in a negative mindset or on a schedule, you are less likely to stick with your program and achieve the goals you have set out for yourself.
Create a variety of work to do when you sit down to study. In other words, spend half an hour or 45 minutes reading, take a quick five-minute stretch breaks and sit back down to do some math problem or hands-on work. It’s important for your mind to have a variety of tasks in order to stay sharp and continue to retain the information you are feeding it.
Keep your information centrally located inside assignment books or in a folder on your computer. Your organisational skills will decrease with the amount of time it takes you to pull the information together and learn it,as well as increase the amount of stress you will feel as you search for information.
Whether or not you keep on the radio is a personal choice. There has been some research to indicate that young people are able to focus as well when music is on as when it’s not. However, television should be off because most people are unable to function and focus with the television.
Younger students benefit greatly from having a designated area for homework and study. Especially junior school and senior school students will benefit from having a room, desk or table where distraction has been eliminated.
Most students also find that recopying material helps to ingrain the material in their memory. However, this recopying must be done using paper and pen to work effectively.
During study sessions, stop when you feel yourself getting frustrated. Little to no learning can take place when you are angry or upset over an assignment. Get help with the assignment or task from another student, or just put it aside for a period of time until your frustration level has decreased.
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