To get the most out of studying consider the environment of your studying. It’s important to be comfortable while you are studying since that means being able to focus on your studies for a least a little while. Thirty minutes or longer is a good chunk of time to devote to reading or an assignment that just needs a touch of studying. A comfortable chair that has good back support is a good start for a short or longer time of studying.
Most people need an area that is quiet so they can concentrate on what they are studying. A quiet place could be at a park during a non-busy time or at a book store in the area devoted to sitting and reading. The environment depends on the person as to the most productive place. Even your favorite couch is a great study place if it helps you to sit down and really focus.
The amount of noise in your environment depends on what works best for you. Some people need a little bit of noise to get their brains going. Others need a very quiet study place to stay focused on studying. Play around with this. If having the radio on low helps you to focus, keep it on. If you find yourself getting distracted work on having the discipline to turn the radio off for a while.
Set a certain time each day and devote it to studying. Having a set time prioritizes getting your studies in and makes you push yourself to hit the books everyday without fail. It also creates a ritual to make sure you get your homework done. Setting a side a time for studying is a great habit to get yourself into and trains your mind to know that this studying time is the way things are going to be and is a must.
In some ways it’s good to have a little pressure from your parents and instructors to make time for studying. Your parents usually want what is best for you and will be proud of you for sticking to healthy study habits. When they see you putting out your best effort to do well they’ll be happy with you. It’s also good to put some of your own pressure on yourself. This pushes you to go the extra mile without going overboard.
Keep distractions to a minimum while you are studying. This is sometimes easier said then done, but it makes a big difference. Turn the television off, and put your phone on silent for a little while. You can turn the volume back up later. When you can focus entirely on your studying, you’re creating a great environment to learn in.
When you are successfully doing your homework, doing well on tests and feeling confident that you will pull that A because you honestly studied, you are doing your best. This is about doing the study work on your own and not relying on others to do the work for you or relying on dishonest ways of doing well on work. There is a lot of pride in doing the work and doing it to the best of your ability.