Tricks to study better, faster and without stress
dSAT | 27-Dec-2016
By Sunila Menon
Ever questioned yourself how that guy in your class scores good marks but you rarely see him studying? Does this make you think that what are the things that you are doing wrong and what special thing others do? It is simple. If in spite of studying hard you are getting disappointing results, then probably it’s time to change your style of studying. Let’s find out how to do that.
- Long hours of study is not a smart way:
One of the best ways to keep your concentration intact is to avoid studying for extended hours. The method for studying smartly differs. Make study plans and study according to that throughout the day. It’s advisable to complete the big lessons by following the study plan in small chunks daily.
- Self-study can produce better results:
Sometimes group studies are not preferred due to the chaos being with peers. Though group studying creates a healthy way of competition and makes students prepare for the future study, you can achieve right focus and concentration only when you study in a silent environment, away from distractions.
- Nervousness should be avoided:
Keeping calm and not getting nervous is a skill that every student should learn nowadays. This is essential to overcome overwhelming. The habit of not panicking will help in putting a full stop to the added pressure and the immense workload for assignments. Thinking about the problem and getting tensed will not help, but facing the challenges and working on it is a smart way.
4. Start studying by dividing the syllabus:
This is a useful and effective trick to complete your syllabus quickly. You should break up the things that you need to study in small portions and divide them throughout the day or week depending on what you are studying. This will help you maintain a track and also complete the portion on time in a systematic way.
- No pending work:
You must have noticed some students studying frantically prior to exams. Well, smart students never do that. They make sure all the assignments and studies taught in the class are completed within a stipulated period of time. This way, you will be able to keep off the exam tension.
- Keep a distance from rumours and irrelevant information:
If you want to have a smart approach towards studies then, you should trust your main course book rather than read other untrusted and irrelevant study materials. Going through many books at a time will raise your confusion level.
- Understand what you read rather than memorizing:
One of the major mistakes students commit is they learn by heart, which is time-consuming. Rote memorization is a great way if an upcoming exam demands you to reproduce what you have learned. However, the higher you rise in the class, the less important will it be to memorize.
- Summarizing is the key:
If you have few chapters from a journal or book to read for the exam, it is suggested to create summaries, while reading the book. This way, you can establish a fundamental on which you can build upon, during the future study phase, without the need to read the whole book again and again.
- Have an emotional connection with your subject:
Enjoy your studies. It is proved that remembering things we associate serious feelings with is very much simpler. Also, if you have an interest in a particular subject matter, learning becomes a lot more enjoyable. Developing an interest in a subject is one of the important steps towards smart studying.
- Discover subjects you are good at:
If you know your aptitude and skills in various subjects, it will be easier for you to find which subjects needs more attention. Taking up career assessment tests like dSAT can be helpful in this regard. The dSAT score will help you get an idea which stream is right for your after class 10. Accordingly, you can prepare a study timetable including the subjects that needs more focus. Moreover, the aptitude test also helps in gauging your capability in various competitive exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET and CET.
Do you feel the above-mentioned tricks will help you? Feel free to share your views with us.
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