7 Days To Better Test Studying
I find when it comes to studying, it’s always best to study a little bit through out the week. There are many different ways to accomplish this. Here is guide to help you study better for testing that allows you to retain more information and increase you grades in 7 days.
Study Guide- Create a study guide, unless your teacher has provided one, then use that! Put all your notes into a study guide. This is a great way to look over everything and take it out when you have a few minutes. It is also a great thing to go over right before the exam. Make sure you use the study guide your teacher may have provided.
Flash cards-Flash cards are a great way to study. As you create your flash cards, writing of the information allows your brain to begin to store the information that you write. Research has shown that you retain more information through writing and repetition, so carry your flash cards on you to help you find time to review them through out your day. The more you review the flashcards, the more you remember.
Quiz Yourself-Find a friend or a family member to quiz you on from your notes throughout the week. Have a friend, family, or fellow student go over them with you. Put them in a sentence, make a rhyme out of terms that are hard to remember, or associate them with something that you are familiar with. This is a great way to keep your mind in check! You will see a huge improvement on your skills.
Read the Chapter Summaries-This is a great and effective way to look over all the key ideas of each of the chapters. This should jog your memory with even the little things you may have forgotten about. These are also great to use for the study guide mentioned above!
Find a Study Buddy or Group-Find a few people in the class that you can study with. Try to keep these study groups smaller, as too many people can cause distractions. This is a great way for everyone to be able to learn from each other as well as a great way to quiz each other on the knowledge you’ve retained!
Draw Diagrams-Drawing diagrams will help you to visualize information which could be hard to describe. This creates a visual memory in your mind which can be recalled in an exam. It also is a great tool to have to go back and look on the closer you get to test day.
Through using these techniques to study for your test, you will retain the important information better to lead to better test results. Always remember that no matter what you do for test studying, getting sleep is important. Never stay up all night! Lacking your brain of sleep is one of the worst things you can do before an exam. Your mind and body need to be well rested and clear of stress. The BEST thing you can do is get a full night of sleep. There are so many tricks and techniques to helping ourselves do better in school but without rest, we are nothing.
Get a good nights sleep, eat a balanced breakfast, and allow all your studying to pay off! Good luck!