Make your own study guide.
- Rewriting important information in your own words is a excellent way to study. Look for the words in bold lettering or italics and find their meanings. Organize the topics so that they make sense to you.
Make study cards.
- Flash cards are a very easy and fun way to learn new concepts. On the front of a card write the word, idea, date or question and then write the answer on the back of the card. Have a friend, parent, or sibling quiz you before the test and see how you do!
Find a consistent place to study.
- Do you concentrate better with music in the background, or do you need quiet? The key is to find what works best for you.
Don’t wait until the last minute!
- Probably one of the most important tips is to study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test. Getting plenty of sleep the night before and having a healthy breakfast the day of the test will help you get that good grade!
If you are struggling, ask for help!
- Start by talking to the teacher. The guidance counselor could also help if you need extra assistance such as a tutor. The important thing is to ask!
Make academics a focus in your life.
- Studying takes time and effort! You must decide for yourself that your education is important. Getting organized and prioritizing your work is a great way to head in the right direction.