Effective Study Skills

Organize Yourself :

Take time to think and plan your time fruitfully-paying to the tasks at hand, the type of focus it requires, the style of processing and the strategy of action. Review your plan daily and check whether you have met your targets.

Make a to-do list :

Write down the things you have to do, then decide what to do at the moment and what to put off for some later time.

Prioritize your tasks :

Check whether the task is urgent and important. Arranging your tasks in order of priority assures that you will get the most important things accomplished.

Set goals :

Goals give you direction and a plan to spend your time. Select only manageable amount of tasks. Setting small goals allow you to actually accomplish them. Your goals should “stretch” not “break” you as you strive for achievement.

Make a time table :

Check for yourself how much time you need to complete each task and then schedule that amount of time. Be flexible but do not give more than 2 hours at a stretch to any particular subject. Try to be regular and strict.

Identify your Prime time :

Some work better during the day while others during the night. Use your power times to study.

Attack your difficult Subjects first :

Remember when you are fresh, you can process information more quickly and as a result save time.

Space your learning :

Study in shorter time blocks with short breaks in between does not keep you getting fatigued. It is better to study one hour each day than to study seven hours during the weekend.

Develop Regularity :

You will learn more and remember what you learn if you work in regular periods of study. Have flexibility to handle interruptions and unplanned emergencies

Conquer Procrastination :

Sometimes studies are not done because we occupy ourselves with other activities. When you are avoiding something , break it into smaller tasks. Remember , the full use of today is the best preparation for tomorrow

Display Persistence :

Be prepared for a certain amount of discomfort or hardship. But remember, as a student, studying is a perfectly normal activity and that it can bring its own rewards and satisfaction. Keep in mind that you have opted to pursue your studies, which will bring their own rewards

Reward yourself :

When you have a boring task which you prefer not to do, then promise yourself that as soon as you complete it, you will reward yourself with a pleasurable activity that you look forward to. Integrate work with play and relaxation, and you will be healthier, happier, dynamic and creative.

Impose Deadline :

Deadlines force you to plan better. They automatically cause you to think about what has to be done, how long each part will take, when the best or most logical starting time would be. Deadlines get many tasks done and constantly keep you on target with your goals.

Sleep well and eat properly :

When students need extra hours for studying or socializing, they cut down on sleep. Doing this makes the time spent studying less effective. Check on your sleep requirements.