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Develop your study skills to work smarter, not harder 

by | Published: | Updated: 01/04/2018


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It’s important for students to work hard when they study but there are methods available to ensure they are getting the most out of their time. Performance in exams largely boil down to how effectively the person studies.Take a look at our tips and learn how you can help yourself to develope study skills to work smarter, not harder: 

 

Time Management and Incentives

Studying non-stop can end up doing more harm than good, with any session exceeding 90 minutes likely to affect the brain’s ability to process new information. Opting for 30 half-hour blocks is not only more manageable but more advantageous too, as is converting study into a game. This could be achieved through creating a quiz show-like atmosphere with flash cards or by setting goals with rewards.

 

Study aids and priorities

Contrary to popular belief, constantly combing through the same textbooks will not help you to remember information as well as some other methods. Practice tests and past exams are a better alternative, as they simulate traditional test questions and highlight any gaps in knowledge that need work. 

Physical space and distractions

Distractions come in many shapes and forms, and can be detrimental to efficient study. Mobile phones should be switched off because between calls, messages, apps and social media, there is a massive chance of being disturbed. Having a quiet, designated study space can also do wonders for your child’s memory retention. 

Nutrition and sleep 

This topic is heavily debated but pulling an all-nighter the day before an exam rarely has a positive effect. Your child is better off getting a decent rest and being fresh in the morning, as opposed to trying to stuff their brain with every last detail from a textbook. Limit sweet, processed foods prior to assessments to avoid sugar crashes.  

Also read: How to build good study habits in kids?

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