How to Establish an Efficient Studying Routine
Written by Elizabeth Nyambura on November 25, 2021
When was the last time you touched a book? Unpopular belief is that reading is only for students. Well, as much as most of you are in school, reading should be part of you even after you finish school. I remember back when I used to dislike waking up in the morning for preps. Fortunately for me I had to plan my time well if I wanted to excel in my studies.
Here are some of the things I did to get ready.
Take a Pill of Positive Energy.
Did you know that positive energy goes a long way? Do you remember a time when you entered an exam room with a mentality of how things were hard? What was the grade you got? Well yes, you see, 90% of the time you are bound to fail. It all starts with your mind therefore; a positive attitude will ensure you have followed through with your study plan.
Take Advantage of The Resources
Do you have access to your local library? When was the last time you stepped in one? Normally I would use access to the internet as an excuse. However, heading towards the end of my campus years, I actually walked into the library for the first time. To be honest it was one of the study resolutions I had resorted to. Despite having mixed feelings about this, I actually ended up passing the exams. It really bugged me that I only utilized the library during my last semester of the course.
Think Outside The Box
Have you ever seen a coloured sketchy book? One that has sticky notes. Well, normally I found it so annoying. The thought of a workbook full of book marks, highlighted, would completely deter me from accomplishing my tasks, however, my whole world changed when I was gifted a bunch of colored highlighters. It turned out to be my thing. I started highlighting every important part of my notes, making it easier for scheming before an exam. Bingo and that’s how I automatically introduced sticky notes into my study routine
Always Be Prepared
This may sound like you are over-doing but preparing comes a long way. Let’s say you are supposed to revise and then something comes up? Wouldn’t it be relieving to know that you can deal with the personal matter at hand and still sit for your exam and pass with flying colors? Well, there is magic! Being prepared means that you should always be updated and in sync with the course work. I remember when I was in high school, I would finish writing notes for some subjects during the first term. This would give me plenty of time to work on the subjects that I found challenging and keep me way ahead of the rest. I was prepared at all times
Set a Schedule
You not only work efficiently but also establish balance. Apart from the classes that you have to attend, setting up a study schedule really helps you research more and also allows you to have group discussions. In this case, the schedule will guide you to be at the right time and place. The best thing is that you will be able to meet your deadline without worry!