Time for school And it’s no surprise that many of us are determined to study smarter instead of longer But which study tips and tricks actually work scientifically, and can help you get those perfect grades First step, research shows that study sessions are most effective in small short chunks Instead of cramming in a ten hour study session, it’s much more effective to spread it out into twenty thirty-minutes sessions over a few weeks This is because your brain is better at encoding information into the synapses in short repeated sessions as opposed to one large one And this is why even learning different skills, whether it’s swimming, tenis, or a singing lesson often follows the same format and well, cramming an pulling allnighters may be a ritual, it turns out that this is linked to the lowest grades after pro-longed study sessions , reasoning and memoring may be negatively effected for after 4 whole days instead, setting up specific times in a day, or during the week, just to study primes your brain by creating a routine and overtime studying actually becomes easier, as your brain is trained to learn in those moments and well, many of us spend hours passively rereading our notes or highlighting a textbook studies have shown this to be inaffective it doesn’t improve your understanding of topics.
Nor does it link key concepts together it can even be detrimental, as it draws your attention to less important information Flashcards, on the other hand, are proven to be excellent memory reinforcement tools Whether, during your schedule study times, or during off times like a bus ride home It also helps to have a specific goal for each study session pick one aspect you’re focused on whether it’s balancing chemical equations or learning how to conjugate french birds if you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough if students in individual, were asked to learn a passage and then half were told they will be tested on the material while the other half were told they would have to teach it to other students participants expecting to teach it, did much better on understanding when you’re expected to teach, your brain organizes the information in a more logical coherent structure of course, practice, practice, practice! not only do practice tests for your brains in your enviroment but even if you make mistakes, they help identify gaps in your knowledge practice test have also been proofed to increase confidence, then by leading to better performance so where should you be studying ? research shows that having a designated secret spot for studying , that is well equiped with every tool you might need is best just like setting times , this primes your brain for studying have an awesome study playlist? not so fast well some studies have shown that certain types of classical music can help improve concentration our recent studies have shown that learning with rhythmic background noise can be detrimental to focus and those not using music , very much better and if you haven’t already, put away your phone! it decreases concentration of course, exams can be extremely stressful so if you want some tips on how to deal with exam anxiety check out our ASAP videos which brings down some tips for that link is in the descripition a big thank to the TD for sponsoring this video