- Break the task down into manageable chunks A big task, such as writing a dissertation, or revising for an extended period, can be demotivating because it seems so big. Breaking the task down into manageable chunks can therefore help make it seem less daunting.
- Keep your end goal in mind but also use interim goals on the way. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to remember why you are studying in the first place.
- Get into a study routine. It is generally easier to stay motivated if your studying becomes part of your everyday life and routine.
- Don’t let your studying take over your life. When you start a long course of study, whether a degree course or a period of study for professional exams, it can feel like it is all-important. This is especially true when exams loom. However, it is important not to allow your studying to take over your life.
I hope that you find value in these.
You will need to focus on stress and time management. In order to manage stress you have to manage your time wisely. <span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Here is how to be successful in them:</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">Stay on track - do assignments early, finish things a head of time, and be aware of all of your deadlines</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">do all the the assignments and read all of the coursework required- do not cut corners</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">use Google calendar to keep track of deadlines</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">communicate with your professor early if something comes up</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">do not be afraid to ask for an extension if you need one</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">study, and study a lot! you don't have regular class sessions so you will need to put in more work at home.</span>
- <span style="background-color: transparent;">Do your best and genuinely try hard to give it your all.</span>
The best way to score high on the test is to Google search an online program or book that will help you study. Once you find an online lesson plan for success you can use it as a road map for studying. Otherwise, find a book to help you study and spend 45 mins a night reading through it and studying. Depending on when you test is, the first thing you will want to do is organize a studying schedule for yourself. Target studying certain sections of the test and divide them up by the weeks/months you have until you have to take it.
It took me a couple of years to figure that out in college. I found ways to study with others in my class and that helped tremendously. The subjects also become more interesting that way. I know sometimes it isn't feasible sonanother idea is to try studying at a different time if the day. Or perhaps more often but with more breaks in between.
Studying can be taxing on both your mind and your time. Here's a few things that worked for me:
-Schedule your time: Research has shown that our brains focus best for about one and a half hours before needing a break or a reset. Try to organize your studying in 1.5 hour increments with a 15-20 minute break between sessions where you go for a walk, take care of a quick chore or chat with a friend. Then, return to your next study session.
-Focus music: Check YouTube or your favorite music channels for focus music that you can play in the background while you study. This might help to keep you on task and also get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time.
-Turn off all notifications: Turn off all alerts, alarms and notifications for anything (text, email, etc.) and put your phone on silent during the 1.5 hour study time. If you're working on your computer, close out your emails and all social media accounts. Almost everything you'll be notified about can wait until the 15-20 minute break, allowing you to not be distracted. The study sessions will stick more effectively and you will be able to cover more material.
-Plan the material: Plan out the topics or materials that need to be covered during the 1.5 hours (this should be what is most important/what should be done now.) This way there is a good goal to accomplish by the end and you'll be able to better assess how much more or less time you may need for the topic at hand. It will also help you from jumping around too much and getting off track.