5 Tips To Make Studying Easier


Emma Haag, Author

Welcome back everyone. I hope everyone is having a great time being back in school but I also know that getting back in the swing of things at school is hard. So, here are some tips on how to make studying easier.

1- Find a Go-To Study Location 

You will want to find a place that is quiet, well lit, and available to you whenever you need to study. It is also important to limit distractions, for example, your phone, food, friends, other reading materials, and TV by keeping them out of your study area. This will help you focus more on the material that you should be studying without getting distracted by outside noises and other things.

Jean Powers said “Always study in a quiet place and make sure to eliminate all distractions.”

2- Avoid The Stress of Cramming by Using a Spaced Study Session Method  

A lot of the time, right before a big test, most people will try to cram months of material into their brain in the little time they have left. This method of studying is short-term and unreliable. A better way to study for a test is to study small amounts of the material over several days.

3- Mnemonics 

A mnemonic is a memory aid that can link new information to a word, idea, or image that is more familiar and easier to remember. For example, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally or PEMDAS. 

4- Simple Self-Testing Practice 

For some, testing may be the best way to help them study. Taking a practice test before your actual test can help you see what you still need to work on. There are a couple of ways to test yourself like flashcards, Quizlet, working on a study guide, daily note quizzes, etc.

Kynslee White said, “Chew gum while you study to help you concentrate.”

5- Learn, Relearn, and Learn Again 

This is often the hardest step in studying because it is easier to turn to cramming and simply being able to recognize information rather than being able to recall, fully understand, and apply the material. Becoming a professional at studying is an important skill to master before going to graduate school. By that time you are no longer aiming to pass the tests or get good grades, you are trying to retain information you will need for the rest of your life.