As exam period approaches, students are constantly stressing out about not studying productively, sleep deprivation, lack of time, and needless to say, about the exam itself. During this scholastic period, most students put so much stress and pressure on their mind and body that they don’t always realize the harm they’re inflicting on themselves.

That’s why we’ve come up with a few pointers on how to tackle studying.

There are 4 factors your studying methods should revolve around:

  1. Creating a learning environment
  2. Studying efficiently
  3. Organizing your Learning
  4. Keeping motivated

Creating a Learning Environment

  • Get plenty of sleep. Adolescents require on average between 8-10 hours of sleep. Accumulated poor sleep ultimately results in poor performance.
  • Choose a clean, quiet and tidy place to study. Having a clean and tidy room helps you clear your mind to focus more on what you’re doing and studying.
  • Avoid any distraction. Turn off your phone and television, and check your social media updates only during break time.
  • Decide if studying with music is for you. As much as it can help you focus and keep you calm during studying, it can also serve as a distraction to others. If you absolutely must listen to music, find instrumental music so that the words in the music don’t interfere with you studying.

Studying Efficiently

  • Start studying early and plan your study time in advance. Use a calendar and write down what you’re planning to do each day. Cramming the night before is proven to be ineffective, because you’re taking in so much information at once that it’s impossible to memorize it at all.
  • Study for you learning style. It is useless trying to memorize everything you read if you find it easier to memorize and understand from pictures. Tailor the way you study to your preferences.
  • Different subjects call for different studying. If mathematics is what you’re studying, work on the problems, Don’t just read over it like you would for a history exam. Working problems out will help burn them into your mind. Remember – if you’re not able to solve the problem before the exam, it’s highly unlikely that you will manage to solve it while taking the exam.
  • Ask for help. Don’t shy away from asking someone to help you with your studies. Be it your friends, family or teachers, don’t hesitate to ask someone who is good at the subject, for help. Moreover, if you still don’t understand the person helping you, don’t be afraid to ask that pers