Finals start Monday, so studying is on everyone’s mind. Tons of tests all in the same week can be super stressful, and knowing what to do is essential.
However, knowing what not to do while studying can be just as important, and students have plenty of experience on this.
“It’s never a good idea to have your cell phone with you while you’re studying,” sophomore Kylie Trujillo said. “I just turn my phone on silent and go somewhere where there aren’t many distractions.”
Another student has figured out where not to study.
“I try to avoid studying on my bed because it makes me want to nap,” junior Dossanna Miller said.
These two suggestions are only a few of the many things that can keep you from your best studying. There are so many ways to make sure that everything you do while studying is productive. Here is a list of a few things to keep in mind while studying:
Do not multitask. Try to study for only one class at a time. According to USNews, interspersing subjects while studying is one of the worst things you can do.
Do not forget the hints your professors have given you. Most professors will tell you what is going to be important to read, remember and know.
Do not just memorize the information. There is a difference between memorizing facts and knowing facts. It will be easier to remember if you know it.
Do not cram. Cramming often offers more stress than it does help.
Do not be negative. According to ExamTime, the attitude you convey while studying has a big impact on the effectiveness your study session will have.
By Bayli Blanchard