By: Mr. Eder Muñoz
Nowadays, studying has become more and more difficult for the modern student. Thanks to technology the average student prefers to be on their smartphones rather than studying. But is this because of their lack of interest? Or they have not found a proper method to study? Or maybe both of them!
Studying effectively is not just by chance, that is why I will give you some tips to study effectively and not struggle while trying.
Time and place
First of all, organize your time! I know that the first thing you want to do once you are at home after a long day in school is to throw your backpack away and forget about your duties, but if you organize your time properly between entertainment, relaxation, study, and rest you will probably succeed in school matters and personal life, remember that the secret of all this is balance. Also, it is extremely important to set a time limit it is not necessary to study the whole day long, in fact it is not recommendable either.
Setting a place, and a time as a daily routine will help you a lot to accomplish your goal, try to set a place free of distractions and quiet in order to keep your concentration during your studying time.
Of course, once you have the time and the place, you will have to consider what kind of material you will need for your study purposes e.g., pencils, pens, erasers, paper clips, stapler, dictionary, snacks, beverages, etc.
Keeping record of your progress
In order to maintain your motivation, you should keep record of your progress, e.g., have a special notebook were you can add your grades, works, etc. that helps a lot.
To summarize, remember that studying properly is not a matter of chance, don’t wait for some heavenly inspiration or sort of, with dedication, patience and perseverance you will achieve every single goal that you have in your life including studying effectively.