It is best to set a time that is solely for school studies. I would recommend 30 minutes a day so you can get things accomplished without feeling like your school work is taking over your life. Balance is very important.
Good study habits are essential in becoming a successful student. Developing these habits early is one of the keys to succeeding in college. Here are a few tips to help you get off the ground with your study habits and to keep you focused on your studies.
Habit #1 - SET REALISTIC STUDY GOALS
• Setting study goals is another good study habit. It helps you develop a direction for your studying.
Habit #2 - FIND YOUR STYLE OF LEARNING
• No two students are the same. What works for one student may not work for another. While one student might stay up at night to study, another may prefer to study during the daytime. Also some students are prolific crammers while others assimilate lessons just by listening in class.
Habit #3 - ADD YOUR STUDY TIME TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
• Incorporating study time into your daily routine is a good study habit. Establishing daily Studying routines helps you to avoid last minute preparations which may affect your exam grades. Being pressed for time may cause you to resort to cramming.
Habit #4 - ESTABLISH YOUR STUDY ZONE
• What is the study zone? A place where you find it easy to concentrate. A space where you’re the most creative and attentive.
Habit #5 - REVIEW LESSON NOTES
• Attempt to review your notes within 24 hours; and/or before sleeping to retain the information.
Habit #6 - TAKE GOOD NOTES
• Taking notes while doing revisions is another good study habit. The essence of taking notes is to highlight significant points.
Habit #7 - TAKE BREAKS
• When planning your study hours incorporate breaks.
Best of luck to you!
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