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Increase Your Study Skills

 


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Write your assignments and assessments down in your planner and budge your time wisely.  Start studying a few days before the test instead of cramming the night before. Your brain needs time to absorb the information and needs to spread out the study sessions over a longer period of time.   Also, remember to take time out for recreation and social activities because they are important as well.  For classes that are harder, make sure you give yourself more time to study or do homework.  Also make time for recreation and social activities; they are just as important as your grades.


10 Minutes of Study time  Time to study

Start reading/studying for 10-15 minutes and then build ten minutes more each time to build to studying at least an hour at a time.  However, when you are distracted and are unable to concentrate or remember what you have learned or read, take a break or stop.

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It is important to take breaks when studying.  When you break down information into smaller portions and get refreshed from a break, you will retain more information. 


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Try to study in the same type of situation that you will be testing. Make sure you study in an area that you can concentrate and be comfortable but not too comfortable.  A desk or table away from the TV or distractions is best.    Eliminate temptations such as music, family talking, or your cell phone.  Sitting at a desk or table is best.  When you use the same place for studying, this will help you concentrate better and help retain the information.

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Take notes as you study or quiz yourself by writing down as much information as you can.  When you use 2 or more senses when studying, you may retain more information.  

 

  • Review with a friend  http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROHv0HPmi80NN-dG1LVprbUGOeaqs-S5X7ht2ftOhnbeRPtqM3BQ

 

Studying can be more fun with a friend.  Take turns quizzing each other and it will help learn and retain information. Or teach your friend or family member some fact that you need to know.