It is the end of the semester and the school year for thousands of students all around. And that is pretty cool. The summer is almost here and it is time to enjoy it. But before all of that can happen there is one major thing – finals. Although many people are excited for summer much more are going crazy studying and trying to get good grades and stuff.
After a semester of partying there is no way you can have studied carefully the whole material. And no matter your case of study it is enormously much. Especially if you were in your last year. I know that all because this is kind of my case. But since we can’t do anything to take back time and periodically learn new stuff and keep up the work we can just sit on our buts and study.
Studying is not the finest thing ever, especially when it is for finals. But it is a major thing in the life of any young person. I guess you have already spent many hours trying to get ready or this period is about to start. And every hard working process needs breaks. But here is an idea – instead of wasting your breaks by scrolling trough Facebook or Instagram, do things that can help you save the semester and get better grades.
- Create a schedule
If you are like me – working, studying and trying to maintain a good home, you probably don’t have much time. The only way to cope with all of that is to make a schedule, so that you don’t miss any task that you have, but you remain learning new stuff and getting further with the material in time. Don’t forget to add to that schedule evening and weekends, because if you don’t you might not succeed. First of all make a list with what you have to study and how long you need. Then make a list with all of your chores. And then one for work (if you are working). And then make a weekly timetable. In it just put all of that allocated carefully and then do it for the whole month.
There is no way that two different study disciplines are equally difficult for you. There most certainly are thing you learn faster or you already know. If you have a subject you are almost good with don’t spend much time for them. Prioritize it by the amount of lessons you have to learn or pages or themes. I don’t know what will work for you, but just find a way. The last two days before a particular exam study only for it. That way it will all be fresh.
- Try out silence
Although many people are used to studying on music or with a TV switched on, this must not be you. You just don’t have the time for outside noises and things that in a way will get you distracted. Because if you always study with music or TV or whatever your mind will just go crazy. And BTW it is way easier to remember stuff when you read or write or repeat them in silence. I actually didn’t believe that at first, but once I tried, I was amazed by myself.
- Make it all comfortable
Try to study in a room that makes you feel comfortable. Do it in a chair or sofa that is good for you. Do it even on the floor. But just make it your own good. But one advise – forget the bed. That is already too much comfort and it will make you sleepy the whole time. The bed is for sleeping! If you want to sit at a desk do that. Grab the chair you like sit, spread your stuff, grab pens – whatever works! And be sure not to be too cold or too hot, because this will bother you. Also, you need good light in order for your eyes to work better for longer before you are too tired.
- Study alone
Once you have five people around you, there is no way to get things done the way you would have done them alone. Sometimes people might help. But that is if you, for example, go to the library or in the other studying environment. But other than that just leave your mind space and time to get everything done. Because focus is the key to getting your work done. And not only getting it done, but being effective for yourself.