Wildcat Nation Vol 2 Issue 1 - Page 17

Studying is one way to help you pass a test, but getting and remembering all of the information can be hard. Good study habits do not come easy, so it's always great to have a plan.

Learning some effective study habits can reduce stress, but it's not a matter of simply making review cards and looking them over. Something as easy as keeping assignments and previous tests can help improve study habits. Looking over the questions and the mistakes you made can help with the more challenging information and the concepts that produce the most difficulty in understanding.

Another way to keep up with proper study habits is to have a weekly planner. Make sure to mark in the planner what days have major tests to be best prepared. Keeping a notebook or journal over the year can help save time. Understanding a study plan helps prevent over thinking and can help reduce stress.

Consider an appropriate location to study such as the library or maybe at home in a quiet room. Some people study and work better without distractions. Always have the right study materials on hand. It can be very distracting to not have all of the necessary resources to study effectively. Organization can be beneficial to effective studying; find a backpack, a box, or bag that your materials can be easily stored in.

Keep a worry pad. "What's a worry pad?" you ask. A worry pad is a pad of paper to write things down on. It's common to wonder off topic and focus about something else. With a worry pad, it’s easy to write down all the things that come to mind. When the studying is over, there will be plenty of time to go over the worry pad. Rules should be set about cell phones. When there’s a call, it's almost certain to take away from effective studying. Remember, texting and studying never mix.

Remember to study hard, be responsible!

Study Tips Every Teen Should Know

"Remember to study hard and be responsible!"

By Hannah Glenn