Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to school Tips & Tricks

Hey guys,

It's back to School season that no one loves, but it's fun nonetheless. Shopping for school supplies is a blast for me, not the actual studying, so I'll try to help you get an A+ on your next exam, and how to not fall behind at school.

Studying facts:

According to the best time to study is: 8 am - 10 am.

Brain function 100%: 6 am - 10 am.

Brain function 50%: 10 am - 7:30 pm.

Brain function 20%: Night time.

How to not fall behind at school?

 1. Don't skip classes... This is the easiest step and the key to success.

2. Prepare in advance... To avoid the shock of new info, simply reading through the chapter the night before can be very helpful.

3. Soak in new info in class... While everything is still fresh in your memory soak it all in.

4. Ask questions right away... Before the teacher moves on, while you still remember what you don't get.

5. Study a bit after class.... To help the new material settle in your head, study in chunks and avoid cramming before tests.

How to start studying (Tips)?

Step 1: Put on comfortable cloths.
Step 2: Clean your desk and through away unnecessary papers.
Step 3: Get your books.
Step 4: Get a notebook.
Step 5: Grab some pens and colorful postit notes.
Step 6: Turn off all distractions.
Step 7: Look for a playlist.
Step 8:Get a healthy snack and  a bottle of water.
Step 9: Take breaks.
Step 10: Get cracking.

How to highligh?

- Don't use one single-colored highlighter.
- Try use several different colors.
- Assign each color a specific purpose.
-This creates a color coding system.
Therefore making your material easier to understand and learn.

Example of a system:

Pink:Titles and headlines.
Blue: Terminology and vocab.
Green: Definitions and explanations of terminology. (Green explains Blue).
Orange: Examples of the terms.
Yellow: Other things, Misc.  

How to study:

1. For essay based subjects:

-Make Note.
-Make flashcard.
-Make mind maps.

2. For Science/ Maths:

-Practice using textbook & pat paper.
- Understand the course as you're learning it.
-Don't wait until the exam to seek for help 
-Highlight your text books.
-Make notes.

3. Revise in short 30 minutes burst then take 5 minutes break. (Scientifically proven to be effective)

4. Eat a balanced diet, hydrate and exercise.

5. Make studying fun setting goals and rewarding yourself when you've reached them.

6. Don't just MEMORIZE content, UNDERSTAND content.

How to stay motivated while studying?

- Change pens.
- Use sticky notes.
-Take 15 minutes breaks.
-Use colorful pens and highlighters.
-Use videos to study.
-Chat with friends about studying.
-Read instead of writing, and write instead of reading.
-Change study position.
- Make a checklist and tick it off.

How to get an A+?

1. Prepare your classes, read your assign reading before class.
2. In class write notes, pay attention and ask questions.
3. After class study your class, make sure to read your notes and make a studying guide.
4. Review, the weekend after class review your week's study.
5. Prep your tests, mark them on your calendar, divide your days for each exam and decide when and what are you studying on each day.

Here you go guys, these were my tips and tricks on how to study and be great at it.

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  1. These tips are perfect! My girls just started with school and it's been hectic ever since. Thanks for these! I'll make sure to stick by them.

    1. I'm glad you found it helpful, and good luck for your girls.

  2. You have created an excellent and comprehensive study resource in one quick easy to read format. I am such a fan of studying with colour and there some really useful tips here.

  3. I had no idea that the best time to study is between 8-10 am although it makes sense because your brain will feel alert after your sleep.

    1. Your brain will be well rested and ready to conquer.

  4. These are some great tips. I am not more in the schooling category now but my son will start school in 2 years.

    1. Hope you'll try some of these tricks with him when time's come.

  5. I loved your post! You are so organized. I plan a lot my school days, and it's best to do it on weekend so you'd know what's coming!

    1. Planning is the most efficient way to stay ahead of your tasks. Keep on planning.

  6. These are awesome tips! I remember pulling lots of all nighters when I was in school and in retrospect, that might not have been the best idea. I did (still do) love colour coding though :)

    1. Staying well organized is key to lead a successful career too, Planning is your friend.

  7. I'm so happy I'm way beyond that stage of studying myself, but I had a few offers to be teaching in the coming school year. Interesting tips.

    1. Great. I hope you'll use these tricks with your future students.

  8. Back to school can be a lot of pressure on parents and kids and it's good to have some hacks that can help you survive the first few weeks before you can finally adjust! These tips are awesome!

  9. those are some great tips & hacks!!

    PS: We have some super #roundup of super cute #fall outfits for kiddos from bloomindales for back to school!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I like the outfits you mentioned above, except it's kind of clod for kids to be wearing such outfits where I live.

  10. Well organized and knowledgeable info you've shared here. This could make a real guide to study and achieve the best result.

    1. Thanks for your nice words, please share this post then.

  11. This is all rock solid advice! I think it's especially smart to review the material learned in class to help it sink in a bit more.

  12. Great advice! Have to give this to my little (not so littel any more!) ones as the new school for the younger one just started!

  13. Great tips :) I will have to put these to use.

  14. This reminds me of my school years, especially the terminal ones where I had to learn for exams. I remember how important visual was and how boring math was (I was studying the highest level, so you can imagine how hard it was) :)

    1. I know, I wish I know all these tips when I was young, I guess I had to learn them the hard way.

  15. I absolutely loved studying in college! It really paid off to take it seriously and to take my time.

    1. Glad you liked the post, please share it with your friends.

  16. These are great tips! You are so organized. Very nice post!!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, please share it with your friends.

  17. These are some great tips! I love how organised the post is as well... Definitely need to take these into consideration :)

    1. Glad you found it helpful. Thanks for your kind words.