AVID teacher, Ms. Roberts, lists some good things to do when studying
December 15, 2015
Good things to do when studying:
- “Start studying early,” AVID teacher Amber Roberts said. Cramming the night before overloads your brains and makes it hard to process the information and retain it later.
- Study for short amounts of time to prevent your brain from not becoming fatigued.
- Prioritize the hardest homework and projects first, don’t save the toughest stuff for last.
- “Give yourself a reward,” Roberts said. Watching TV or taking a short nap can recharge your brain for the next round of studying.
- Flashcards are good to use when memorizing the small things to remember on a test or quiz.
- Use old tests and quizzes to study for upcoming tests/quizzes.
- Get a good night’s sleep before a test, so your brain can memorize the information for the next day. Your brain is able to process the information while you sleep and rest.
- “Plan your schedule ahead of time,” Roberts said.
- Listen to music while studying, while this applies to some people, it can also distract others. Try it out and see if it works for you.
- Otherwise, go to a silent place where you can think and not be distracted.
- “Study with other people,” Roberts said. “This is good for your auditory memory.”
- Use an online study website, like Quizlet.
Bad things to do when studying:
- Studying in front of a TV where you can possibly be distracted and procrastinate.
- Having a sibling000- distract you.
- Giving up or not trying.
- Studying from just a study guide, it’s better to look back on notes and quizzes.
- Staying up late to finish homework and projects.
- Not starting homework soon enough to finish.
- “Don’t watch TV,” 10th grader, Talik Knight said.
- “Calling people, texting people,” Talik Knight said.