Even though we cannot be physically present at the lectures, this does not mean that this is not an opportunity to dedicate ourselves even more to good grades and establishing work habits. We bring you 10 tips for successful studying.

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Get organized. Making a plan for what you will learn and when you will do it will ensure that you are always one step ahead of schedule.

Do not perform multiple tasks at once. Research has shown that multitasking is impossible and you will only do your things partially. Dedicate yourself to one task and complete it.

Use the tasks in smaller parts. At the very beginning, sitting and joking doesn’t sound so much fun, and marathon running over a lot of chapters especially isn’t. Learn more regularly, shorter, more efficiently, and reward yourself even when you achieve little success.

Sleep regularly. Don’t underestimate the importance of those eight hours every night! If you rest well, you will sharpen your focus and improve your memory.

Set the pace. Do you function better right after you finish a lecture or after you eat dinner? Are you more productive when you study for 90 minutes or do you prefer the pomodoro technique? Everyone’s pace is different and finding your own is key to passing the exam.

Take notes. Writing notes will not only engage you more during class, but will also help you narrow down what you need to learn as the exam slowly approaches. It’s a lot easier to read notes than to read an entire textbook!

Learn. This might seem obvious to you, but did you know that there are right and wrong ways to learn? Go over the material a few days before the exam, part by part and process it in different ways (for example, one day write cards to help you remember information, and the next day do exercises).

Manage your workspace. Find a place to learn and edit it to increase your productivity. Keep the electronics as far away as possible and set yourself a rule that there is no cell phone use while sitting there. Whether it’s your local library or just a desk in your bedroom, set aside a work space that will be designated solely for learning.

Organize learning groups. Sitting down with a group of people learning the same things as you is a great way to clarify anything that is unclear to you. You can question each other, exchange notes, and make sure everyone is ready. After all, teaching someone else is the best way to learn.

Ask questions. You’re at university to study, so don’t be afraid to do just that! Asking for help – from a professor or your friends – is a sure way to make sure you really understand the material.

© 2TM d.o.o. based on the materials of the following website studomat.ba

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