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The SQ3R Method

  • Survey: Go through all the headinds and subheading and note them down.
  • Question: Formulate questions around the content of the chapter, such as, What is this chapter about? What do I already know about this subject?
  • Read: Begin reading the full chapter and look for answers to the questions you formulated.

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Spaced Practice

Instead of cramming all the material one night before the exam start preparing for it early and learn the material many time in suitable intervals.

  • Day 1: Learn the material in class.
  • Day 2: Revisit and review.
  • Day 3: Revisit and review.
  • After one week: Revisit and review.
  • After two weeks: Revisit and review.

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Set the stage

First, you need to create the conditions—in your body and external environment—to successfully learn and retain information.

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Stick with an environment that works
  • Listening to calming music
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Snack on smart food : While coffe and sugary foods might give you a boost for a short period but if you want to increase your efficiency for long periods try eating healthy snacks like edamame, apples, or nuts

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Learn how to learn

We often put our heart and soul in some subjects but yet end up getting average grades. This can be really frustrating as you know you have put the hardwork but, studying or learning is not only about hardwork but also smartwork. You should know the right way to study a particular subject or anything as a matter of fact. Here are some tips to study the right way.

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The Retrieval Practice
  • Utilize practice tests: Take practice tests, quizes and other material which basically forces you to recall your answer instead of passively reading it.
  • Make your own questions: Try making your own questions and encourage others in your study group to do the same . Discuss it to incoorporate the questions you might have missed.
  • Use flashcards: Create flashcards, but make sure to practice your retrieval technique. Instead of flipping a card over prematurely, write the answer down and then check

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All the best !

No one wants to spend more time studying than they need to. Learning effective study techniques can ensure you are fully prepared and confident without cramming. Hopefully, with the techniques above, you can avoid cramming the night before and make your study time more effective.

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Study in short chunks

Short study sessions help the synapses in your brain process information much better than lots of information in long sessions. Try setting aside 30 minutes before or after work to dedicate to your study. Avoid all-nighters, start planning and reading early in the study period and make a study schedule.

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Re-reading doesn't help

Don't just re-read your notes. When you first read, you extract a lot of information, but when you do it the second time, you read with a sense of 'I know this, I know this.'

This gives you the illusion that you know the material very well, when in fact there are gaps.

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