How to Study
Though learning styles differ, there are various guides that give tips on the best learning styles that have been tested and proven to give very good results. The yardstick of whether the style you are using is appropriate or not is the type of the grades you score. If they are not what you are capable of, then the style you are using is definitely not appropriate. In this guide the focus is on the study style that has seen people post very good grades all the way from high school, college, and graduate schools. The guide works well for both science based subjects and courses as well as art based subjects and courses. Depending on your area of specialization, a few things may be modified to give 100 % results.
If you want to perform well in school, plan ahead and do most of your reading way back before examinations. Don’t try to cram everything during the last hours. Learn the content bit by bit over a period of time. Focus on a particular chapter per session to eliminate the probability of having jumbled material in your head. Consider schooling as a full time job thus if you engage in other activities such as extra-curricular activities, plan the time that shall be spend on those activities. If you are working part time to support your education, remember to prioritize your education
How much time to spend on studying?
It is evident that students who devote most of their time studying perform well in class. Consequently you need to budget at least 40 hours per week for you to realize your academic goals. You need to adjust your schedule in such a way that you have enough time every day for studying in the library or at home. It is also advisable to have a day or two per week for resting. This gives you ample time to meditate about what you have read and try to evaluate your mind on what has been understood.
In college, you have more time away from your instructor hence more time should be spend on research and intensive reading.
It is true that every teacher/tutor will make you believe that his subject is the most important one. This is because it is his area of specialization hence what he loves most. Remember all subjects are equal and therefore they should be allocated equal chances on your schedule. The subjects in which you are weak should be allocated the extra time that you have just as it is with overtime for employed people.
Setting your goals.
You must set goals that are achievable. Try to evaluate the extent to which you have achieved your daily, weekly or monthly goals. If they have not been achieved, either you have set very high goals or you are not doing enough. It is therefore necessary for you to set new ones and if possible reduce your non-school activities.
Procrastination is the main course of poor results. Make sure you do your homework on time, have the assignment ready before the submission date and review them once they have been checked.