How to Actually Study


Studying can be an extremely grueling task to do, so here is a guide on how to make studying easier:

  1. Create a Study Plan: Before starting, create a study plan that includes your goals, schedule, and study material. Identify the topics you need to cover and dedicate enough time to each subject.
  2. Find a Study Environment: Choose a place where you can concentrate without any distractions. It should be a quiet place with good lighting and comfortable seating. Make sure you have everything you need, such as textbooks, notebooks, pens, etc.
  3. Take Breaks: Studying for long periods without a break can cause fatigue and decrease productivity. Take short breaks every hour to stretch your legs, relax your mind, and recharge.
  4. Use Active Learning Techniques: Passive learning, such as reading and listening, is not enough to retain information. Instead, try to engage in active learning techniques such as summarizing, note-taking, creating flashcards, or teaching the material to someone else.
  5. Stay Focused: Avoid distractions like your phone or social media while studying. Use apps or browser extensions to block distracting websites or notifications.
  6. Test Yourself: Regular self-assessment can help you identify areas of strength and weakness. Take practice quizzes or tests to assess your understanding of the material.
  7. Get Help When Needed: Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Reach out to teachers, classmates, tutors, or online resources if you’re struggling with a specific topic.
  8. Review Your Material: After you complete a study session, take some time to review the material you covered. This will help reinforce what you’ve learned and increase retention.