Tips can help you be more effective at studying

Staff Reports

Many students’ level of motivation decreases during second semester. To help combat those feelings of fatigue, here are five tips to help stay focused:

  1. Take a quiz to determine your learning style, as it will provide you with an accurate guideline of how you should study. For example, if you’re a visual learner, color-coded notes will help information stick more easily. If you are an auditory type of learner, recording your notes or review sheets and listening to them can be a big help. If you’re a tactile learner making flashcards and looking up examples will make any subject more manageable.
  2. Start a formula sheet for your math and science classes so that you can have them all in one place when studying for a test or quiz.
  3. Look for Quizlet flashcards on a topic you’re covering in class. The website provides flashcards, games, and quizzes to help students learn.
  4. Use mnemonic devices and acronyms.
  5. Pretend you are explaining a topic to someone, or better yet, actually explain what you’re learning to a friend or study buddy. If you can do this and the person understands you, you’re more than likely ready to tackle the test.