With the new academic year starting soon, you must be thinking of strategic ways to study smarter and score better in school.
There are multiple different subjects to study and understand, so it is understandable if you feel overwhelmed and burnt out by the time you reach the end of your academic year. This can definitely affect your performance in school.
Worry not, because we’re here to give you three study tips to score better in your exams for the upcoming academic year!
Follow a Routine
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: create and follow a routine!
Routines are scary, we understand. But creating a routine for you to follow will not only be beneficial for your studies but it may also improve your mental well-being.
Listen to your natural body clock: find the best time in a day that works best for you and your body to comprehend what you’re studying. There’s a reason why circadian rhythm is one of the best cycles for you to work your routine around.
It is time for you to create routines around your body clock with room for flexibility! This way, you can maintain your routine without feeling overwhelmed with your routines and workload.
Practice Makes Perfect
With everything that you do in this life, it requires practice - especially for things that require your physical or mental strength. Take your early stages in life for instance: you first practiced rolling over, then crawling, followed by walking.
When you practice doing something you want to be good at every day, you will get better at it, no matter how small or big they are.
This is why you should spare at least 15-30 minutes of your everyday life and dedicate it to your studies. You can either do revisions, exercises, or quizzes.
Through the studying and practices you do everyday, you can learn from your mistakes and keep on improving your critical thinking skills. On top of that, you can also avoid last minute cramping when it’s near exam season.
If you have been doing past year papers, you know that answering critical-thinking questions repeatedly enhances your brain’s skills and challenges you in the best way.
It is much easier to prepare for your exams once you have gotten used to the types of questions teachers would ask. This is why you need to quiz yourself as if the questions are being asked by your teachers.
The best way to do this would be through the usage of flashcards. You may put the questions on one side, and the answer on the other. You could also ask your family or friends to help ask you the questions.
If you do this consistently, you will be more prepared to answer questions in your exams.
P/S: Be Kind to Yourself!
That’s right! You have to be kind to yourself no matter what.
If you have been struggling with your studies, remember that everybody has to start somewhere. You just need to practice and apply the right study techniques for yourself.
Not strong in one of the subjects you’re enrolled in? No worries! This doesn't mean you will never be good at it.
Have faith in yourself, take care of your body and your mind, and you will flourish.
Best of luck to all of you! From everyone here at MindAppz.