Believe it or not, there’s more to “studying” than just reading and highlighting some stuff. Here are some top study hacks which are useful for all HSC student.
1. Establish a routine
Set aside a particular time each day for study and revision and stick to it. Try to start and finish at the same time each day, which will help you have some stability in your day.
2. Create a study environment that fosters productivity.
This should be away from interruptions and household noise, such as the TV. Make sure there is enough lighting and ventilation, a comfortable chair and an appropriate desk. Everyone studies best in their own way, decide how you study best.
3. Set a timetable
With a timetable you can plan to cover all your subjects in an organized way, allotting the appropriate time for each without becoming overwhelmed.
4. Study smarter
Be prepared, don’t cram. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare and attempt to learn an entire chapter or Term in one or two days. Break the material into smaller chunks.
5. EXERCISE BEFORE STUDYING
Exercise can help wake you up and gets your brain working. You don’t have to do a full cardio workout. Instead, a quick walk around the block will be enough to get the cogs in your brain operating. We recommend going for a walk before your exam, as well as this, will help keep your brain active during your test.
6. TEACH SOMEONE ELSE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
A great way to test your knowledge is to tutor a friend or family member on your course material. This will show where you are lacking in knowledge and memorize the material from verbalizing the information out loud.
7. Reward yourself for studying
Watch your favorite tv program, spend time with your friends, walk to the park, play the sport.
7. Have variety in your study program
Study different subjects each day and do different types of work and revision in each study session.
8. Avoid interrupting your concentration
Have all the appropriate materials with you before you start a session of study to minimize distractions.
9. Test yourself and test yourself again, on what you have studied
Ask your parents or family members to quiz you on what you have learned, use draft questions from books, past assessments, or major exam papers. You can never do too many practice tests!
10. USE FLASHCARD APPS
Flash cards are a fun and interactive way to memorize important points of knowledge. Instead of handwriting your flashcards, why not use an app. This means that you will be able to study anywhere at any time, just by using the flash card app on your phone.