My Own Studying Secret

You do not need to study all the time nor harder to get impressive grades but you surely need to study smarter to earn good grades. Read this: to study smarter is to study efficiently. Yeah, this is so true. I am not that intelligent nor a book worm but I managed to maintain above average grades during my high school and college days.

I just see to it that I am alert and awake during lectures and class discussion. I am not very active in class participation but I make sure that I listen attentively and can answer when asked. I also take notes but I prioritize listening over note taking and because of this, I used the mapping method of note taking.  I also have this habit of borrowing the notes of my classmates quickly and have it photocopied if I focused so much on listening that I hardly able to write down notes.

Then, during group activities or group work, I usually work closely with the leader and I see to it that I am hands-on on every activity. I am doing it because I want to learn better and grasp the objective of the activity or experiment.  I used this opportunity to maximize my learning while inside the classroom or laboratory. Some students hate working on a report or hypotheses but I like it because this is where I learn the essence of the subject.

I study alone during regular days then join a study group when the examination week is approaching.  By doing this, our study group meeting became a review session that enables all of us to be prepared for the exams.

I always set aside a schedule to study daily even for just 1 to 2 hours with in between short breaks of about 5 minutes. After studying the current lesson, I spent few minutes to scan the past lessons. By doing all of these, I do not need to review very hard for upcoming tests or exams. I can watch movies, do my favorite things and enjoy both high school and college life but still get high grades.

2 thoughts on “My Own Studying Secret

  1. Sarah

    Thx,im sure gonna heed ur advice .im doing tis cuz i find it very hard to study nowadays .And i think ur advice is great .My main goal was to hit to the higher stream .niwaes,thx ferhh ur advice!SUPERb~

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