starrealtyma.com – Almost every day you spend an average of 6-8 hours studying. So, when exam season arrives, such as during PTS or PAS, you are ‘forced’ to study longer and as often as possible.
To repeat all the lessons that have been skipped. Of course it will be very ineffective if you spend all night preparing for the exam the next day. Better yet, try these seven simple tips to study effectively during this exam period!
1. Make a schedule of daily activities
Which of you likes to make ‘to do lists’ or daily to-do lists? This can help you to be more disciplined and productive, especially in studying. You can arrange your daily schedule precisely, if necessary, from waking up to going to sleep again, so that your activities are more organized. You can also specify, when you start studying, the duration/length of study time, what you want to learn, and the target. Try to schedule this daily activity to be carried out regularly and disciplined, so that it becomes a daily habit.
2. Study 30 minutes
A study from Kansas State University recommends giving specific time to study each subject. The reason is, in order to stay focused on one topic. Basically, our brains can only effectively absorb information during the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of learning.
That is, everything you learn in the middle of that time is the easiest for you to forget quickly. Our brains are not always able to absorb many things at the same time. Therefore, you can use 30 minutes.
3. Create a priority scale
So that your study time can run more effectively, you can also make a priority scale. The trick, you sort the things you need to do from the most important. Well, this most important thing, means you have to do it first. For example, in learning to face a Mathematics test. You must have got the grid, what material/topics will be issued in the exam later, right? From here, you can sort it first, any material that you haven’t mastered to learn first. So, your preparation is much more stable, deh!
After 30 minutes you focus on studying, take a short break by doing other activities that refresh your memory. For example by reading a chapter of your favorite novel that you haven’t finished reading or singing two songs. Absorbing information half by half is easier to do than absorbing it all directly. So that you can maximize brain performance in the next 30 minutes, this short break is definitely very useful.
5. Set a timer when working on difficult assignments or questions
When facing a task deadline or a certain problem that is quite difficult, you must be busy confusing how to complete it in the remaining time available. Set a timer for 30 minutes for you to specifically do the assignments and questions. Remember, just focus on doing the task or question!
6. Set the time
Instead of all night you study one full subject, you should divide it into several parts at different times. For example, in the evening you spend only two hours, including breaks in between 30 minutes; and during the day you do the same. Take advantage of this time to provide other nutrients for your body by getting enough sleep, and eating nutritious foods.
7. Study at the study table
Indeed, sitting in bed with a folding table in your lap feels more comfortable. However, this ‘excessive’ comfort will actually confuse your focus when studying. Use your bed only to rest and take advantage of your study table. If you still choose to study in bed, it will take you a while to fight the comfort.
8. Understand the material, not memorize
You know, when we memorize material, it will be stored faster by the brain, but it’s also easier to forget it. Meanwhile, understanding the material might be much more difficult, but when you really understand, you will be much more proficient at various types of questions and be able to remember them for a long time. Therefore, when studying, use the time as effectively as possible to understand the material. If it’s difficult, you can invite your friend who is better at the material, or ask a private tutor.
9. Textbooks and notebooks
Studying while rewriting important points will also increase your absorption during the learning process. You can stick colorful sticky notes in your textbooks to make them more enthusiastic. Write it in a place that you often see.
10. Wise use of gadgets
The progress of the times has made you closer to gadgets, such as cell phones and laptops. Instead of only using it to play games and social media, it’s better to use your gadget for studying. One of them is by using online learning applications.
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