Exam time is always stressful. Reading piles of books and memorizing everything can be a very difficult task. The majority of students fail to complete their syllabus on the right time. If you deal with the same issue, we have some help in hand.
It is impossible to add more hours to your day but it is surely possible to make every hour more efficient and productive. In this article, we will tell you some of the easiest and more efficient ways to study more in less time. Using these tips, you would definitely be able to cover your entire syllabus while also getting sufficient time to revise what you have learned. If you don’t believe us, read further:
- Study the same thing at different locations
Now, this is a scientifically proven fact- if you study the same information at different locations, your brain retains information better. Studies say that when we study at a particular location, our brain tends to link the memorized content to the surrounding. So, if you get many facts to link to one or the other thing related to the different surroundings, it gets easier for the brain to recall it.
So, study in your room, garden, balcony, at a friend’s place, and coffee shop. This will help you recall it better once you sit in your exam hall.
- De-clutter your study space
If you keep your laptops, novels, smartphones, etc on your study table, you are surely going to get distracted. You may feel an urge to just give 5 minutes to check the Instagram feed and those 5 minutes will miraculously turn into 30 minutes before you would realize that you have wasted a lot of time.
Whenever you study, keep the technology away. If your laptop aides your study, keep your focus on studies. Don’t open another tab to just scroll through for a moment.
- Study according to priority
Before you begin to study, you need to prioritize the material for every subject. You can prioritize the chapters according to the marks distribution and difficulty level.
Start with the chapters that are difficult and carry more marks. This is a way of delaying gratification and making it easier for you to study more as the exam approaches.
If you keep the difficult chapters for later, you may develop cranky, feel irritated and fail to grasp more. Keeping easier chapters for later help you to keep the pace and interest alive. You will be able to study more and most importantly, study efficiently.
- The ‘memory palace’ technique
Another scientifically proven fact is that students who use the ‘memory palace’ technique can recall things in a better way.
Now, what’s the ‘memory palace’ technique? This technique dates back to the Romans and Greeks era and states that if you establish a relationship between two things, you would be able to retain and recall more. While you study, link the information to the physical location. This makes learning easy.
For instance, if you are studying in your room, link table or chair with information; say the name of chemicals or formulas, etc. Use different coloured pencils to memorise landmark dates.
You cannot keep your concentration for more than 60 minutes. So, instead of pushing yourself to grasp more after studying hard for one hour, you should take a short break. Divide your study time into 30 or 60-minute sections and then, take a short break.
These above tips will help you study more in less time.