Study Hacks

  • Study hacks

    Posted by : classmate Date : 21st July 2016


    Studying for an exam is something that everyone dreads. But, fear no more! We’ve put together a list of study hacks to help you sail through your exams and make sure studying is easier than it has ever been.

Read out loud

Read out loud

One of the simplest way to study better is by simply reading out aloud. When we read out aloud while studying as opposed to studying silently, we create a distinct memory through something known as “The Production Effect” that helps recalling information easier. 

Reward yourself

A great way to make completion of study goals fun is to reward yourself periodically. This can be done simply through giving yourself a cookie or your favorite food every time you complete a chapter or finish reading a page.

Reward yourself
Eat Gum

Eat Gum

Researchers believe that chewing gum can help get the blood flowing to the head, where it improves memory. One little known fact is that chewing a different flavor of gum while studying and then having the same flavor of gum during the exam can help you recall information better.

Take breaks

Taking regular breaks is one of the most important things you can do to make the most out of your studying. The best way to study is to focus for between 40 and 90 minutes, then take a 10 minute break where you do something else. This ensures you don’t get fatigued or bored too quickly and ensures you can study for longer periods of time.

Take breaks
Sleep well

Sleep well

One of the most common mistakes that students make while studying is to pull all-nighters the day before an exam. Getting a good night of sleep is paramount for the brain and the body to function well. When you stay up all night to study you actually harm your memory and your chances of doing well in an exam. 

Teach what you learn

Teaching what you learn is a great way to not just help someone else out for an exam, but also to revise and go over what you have learnt yourself. This method also helps ensure that you have a grasp on concepts and are able to articulate them, as you would need to in an exam.

Teach what you learn
Change study environment

Change study environment

Another common mistake that a lot of students make without even realizing it is studying in the same place every day. While it’s a common practice to assign a specific study location, research has shown that a change in location every time you study can help you recall information better. 

 

Exercise

With so much attention being given to just the mind, it’s easy to neglect the body. However, just a little bit of regular exercise can actually make it easier for you to study. Light-intensity exercise will produce low levels of physiological arousal, which in turn help to prepare the brain for the intake of new information and creating new memories.

Exercise

Post your comment

Comments

Exercise helps

I have also heard that doing the skipping exercise in between the study breaks also boosts our memory.

Commented By

Rajmeeta Dash