In this note a guide with the 10 most important study habits to take into account to make the most of your study time and thus become a successful student.
Study habits schedule
Having a fixed schedule every day or certain days of the week helps a lot. It’s like your mind already knows that certain days at a certain time is study time.
Write down the study times
Sometimes you start and interrupt yourself, or you are interrupted. The idea is to write down on a paper how much time was devoted to each day of study. Based on those times and the results we can determine if we have to study habits more or less.
Study every day
It is better to go taking the materials daily dedicating a little time to each day than to try to study everything at the last minute.
It does not help to devote hours of study habits to topics that have no weight in the program. Maybe there are more important aspects to focus on. You have to determine priorities taking into account the 80/20 rule that tells us that 80% of our results will be given by 20% of our.
Meet objectives per day
It does not help to study a certain number of fixed hours every day. There are days in which more will be studied and others less. How to determine it? Making a study plan that includes weeks and days. On each day we can write down how much we should advance with each subject and then meet it during the day.
Study of books
A textbook has the concepts we study. Beyond the fact that in some subjects there may be different approaches, in general, any book will be a reliable source of consultation. That is why it is so important to study books.
Summarize the exercise guidelines
Write down which exercises could be done, and which ones could not. Get statistics of how well we are solving. In Liberated Minds we already saw 10 tips to face an exercise guide.
Silence when studying
The external noises distracting, music also. The idea is to study in silence, but we know that sometimes it can be boring. So, the best thing is to have a balance. Those easier subjects we can study them with background music and the most difficult in silence to be able to concentrate better. You can review the article studying with Music.
Repeat in a loud voice.
If we have to study habits some text, a good way to learn it and assimilate it is to repeat it out loud as if we were explaining the concepts to another person.
Do not stay with doubts.
It is very common that sometimes something is not clear. These issues must be noted in some notes and get clarified before the exams. You can ask questions in class and solve doubts with teachers, with classmates or with books, but you have to solve them before exams or we will not be making 100% effort.