There are plenty of ways to ace your test in school, and you’re probably already doing some of them without even knowing!
Mr. Pen has compiled a list of five solid study tips that will help you achieve the grade you want on your next exam or quiz, so you won’t have to stress on test day! If you’re ready to study smarter, not harder, check out these tips.
Sure, it might seem tedious—after all, you need to focus on learning the information, right? But, if you give yourself time limits and deadlines for when you should be studying and when you should be taking breaks, it forces you to pace yourself – making your information more digestible.
Rather than spending long hours a day reading books and scribbling notes on a piece of paper, schedule short study sessions throughout your day to help break up the information.
The end result? A lot less pressure on you while you’re studying making it easier for you to focus, and master, your subject!
It’s hard enough for us to focus on one task at a time, but it’s even harder when we try to learn multiple concepts at once.
When you take a test, some questions may cover multiple concepts at once. It’s important for you to have a deep understanding of each individual concept, so you can apply your knowledge to situational or factual questions – ya know, those “trick questions”.
The best way to prepare for a test is not just by reading over your notes or textbook, but rather practicing actual test questions.
These are often posted on class websites, but if they’re not you can also find similar practice questions online!
The important thing is that you practice taking tests, so choose practice questions that match your coursework and aren’t too difficult for you to understand. Always check with your teacher first!
Taking frequent breaks is key to increasing your study productivity. When you focus on one task, your brain has a tendency to shut out everything else around you.
But, forcing yourself away from your desk for just a few minutes can actually help you get more done.
Studies have shown that by creating brief pauses for yourself throughout the day, you’ll increase your creativity and improve your concentration.
Still not 100% confident with your study skills? Try asking a friend for help. If you still can’t get it, don’t lose hope just yet!
Seeing how other people approach problems can help you figure out how to work through them yourself. After all, one of the best ways to solve a problem is by watching someone else do it first.
With these tips, Mr. Pen is SURE you’ll have the confidence and capabilities to pass your test – all you have to do is apply yourself!
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