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Help boost your grades with these helpful study tips.
January 27, 2020
Whether you have a perfect 4.0 GPA or are currently struggling with grades, these studying tips can help
make studying easier and more enjoyable. Although some of these tips may seem obvious, it never hurts
to reinforce these positive points. For more study tips make sure to check out www.princetonreview.com.
Studying in a place where you are comfortable can really
increase the effectiveness of a study session. Most would
say that studying in a quiet environment is the best option,
but everyone is different, and some people work best with
background noise or music.
Turn Off Social Media
Social media can pose as an obstacle to studying by being a
distraction and also causing procrastination. There are apps that
can lock out your social media for a set amount of time if you can
not find the will to do it yourself.
Quizlet is a great resource that uses virtual flash cards and
has additional features like the learn, write, spell and test study
options. Many teachers and/or classmates have Quizlets that
you can use to study for an upcoming assessment.
Whether they are on a phone or planner, reminders can keep
thoughts organized and can be used as a list, so you do not
waste time. Reminders can also help you remember assignments
you have due.
Use Acronyms or Phrases
Just like the acronym “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally,”
also known as “PEMDAS,” acronyms and phrases can aid
in memorization and usually give a simple solution to a
Stay After School
Although it is time spent out of your day, staying after
school for a class can help improve grades. It also shows
teachers that you are making the extra effort in their class.
Watch Informative Videos
Sometimes a concept is not explained as well as it could have
been in class. One solution to this issue is watching informative
videos to clarify unexplained concepts. Also, some people are
better at learning visually.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Asking for help at times can be hard, but by asking for help
from those who already know the concept(s), you can save time
and effort that would be used to find the answer yourself.
Practice Makes Permanence
Repetition can help in the remembering of formulas, processes
and definitions, but practice can also be permanent so make sure
that you are studying the correct things.
Take A Break
Taking a break can help you work more efficiently because it
can help clear your mind from stressful situations. It can also give
you a new view on whatever you are working on.