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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Tips for Effective Study


Tips for Effective Study


Do you know how to organize and regulate the study time? Do you know how to squeeze everything from  that time you spend reading you spend reading the several books. This section contains some valuable hits about the “how and why” of studying. Learn the hints and use them; you’ll be pleasantly surprised with upgraded study efficiency.
 
A DEFINITE TIME
Set a specific time in your daily schedule, which shall be known and observed as you official study period. Also set a minimum and realistic maximum amount of time to be spent in study. Deeply observe these limits.

You can never truthfully say that the teacher didn’t make a specific assignment for next class, so there is not much to study. If there is no assignment for the following class meeting use your study time for a good review. Then you won’t have to cram your next big test.
You can’t afford to allow non-study activities to take any part of your study period. Tell your friends not to call or come by for a visit during your study hours. Don’t receive telephone; leave instructions that you are not home.

How much time you will need? You’ll be able to determine this shortly after your short courses. Of course, the total time you will need will be determined by the number and type of courses and your own study efficiency. However, the college catalogs mention the fact that one semester’s credit should require two hours of preparation weekly. This means that a three hour course should get six hours of outside study each week.

A DEFINITE PLACE

Where should you study? Any place- a desk in your room, a kitchen table where you can be reasonably comfortable and away from the main stream of activity in your home office or dormitory, Get away from the television set, children and home mates.

It is important that the spot you select be one which you normally do not use expect for study. If it’s the table where you play cards, it’s very easy to think about the last game there rather than about what you’re trying to study.

STUDY PROPS

You use specific item for a bath-soap, towels, etc. as a matter of fact, if you don’t use the right things, your bath won’t be good one same is true for study. Use a desk or table of adequate size and height. And time is most important thing, clear it of everything expect the actual books or materials you require to study properly that one particular subject you are working on. You can’t concentrate very well on writing for English class if you have in front of you a math book with 20 problems awaiting for you, and half a dozen other tasks and assignments. Work and worry only about what you have inform of your at the moment. The other subjects can be taken care giving it your full attention.

Sit in a straight chair, not one which is too comfortable-unless you plan to snooze.

LIGHT AND TEMPERATURE

Have a good light on your desk. The rest of the other room should be lighted very softly. With a soft light in the background, distant object-paintings, wallpaper, statues, etc-won’t have too much chance of stealing your attention.

The temperature should be a degree or so cooler than normal. You likely will become sleepy if the room is too warm. Arrange for some fresh air circulation if possible.

DURATION OF STUDY

How long can you study effectively in one sitting? It depends on many factors, but is relatively safe to say that 30 to 45 minutes is about the maximum you can study without taking a break, whether scheduled or not. So, it is wise to schedule a five-minute break about every half to three quarter hour.

When you do break, get completely away from you work, both physically and mentally. Take a walk through or around the house. Get a drink of water or a glass of milk. Reward yourself.

After five minutes, you’ll return to your study mentally and physically refreshed. This study break habit can enable you to study for longer periods of time with the minimum amount of fatigue and maximum efficiency. For study just try it and see the difference.