5 Most Effective Study Tips to succeed throughout High School

How you approach studying matters

Don’t see studying as a necessary task needed to pass an exam. It should be an opportunity to learn. A change in mindset is imperative in order to study smarter.

Here are some ways to hopefully aid you in improving your study mindset.

  • Don’t compare yourself to others

  • Aim to think positively when you study, and assure yourself of your skills and abilities.

  • A simple change in mentality from thinking “I always mess things up” to “I didn’t do so well that time, what can I do to improve?” helps as well.

Outline your notes

When studying for an exam, it is always easier to mentally connect similar concepts together. Most people find outlining as an effective method of boil down complex information into basic components, which they can start forming mind maps from. This technique is called “chunking” by psychologists. However, it is important to know that this technique only works when you are using your own words and structure, and failure to do so is why so many students get stuck or forget information in exams.

Make a schedule you can stick to

Schedule your study time just like how your class times are scheduled! You will feel studying becomes much less of a hassle in the long run. Too many people treat studying as something to do only when absolutely necessary. Instead of last-minute cramming sessions, spending 30 minutes every day throughout the semester will make studying for a subject a lot easier which will allow you to actually learn more of the material.