Now more than ever, it’s easy to get distracted while studying. There are just so many other things to take away your attention, which is why it’s important to take a tactical approach to staying on point and focused with your studies and work.
There are plenty of ways to keep your studying productive:
– One is taking a walk before you start, which research shows will help your brain to be more active.
– You should also say things out loud, except if you’re in a crowded library, because speaking it makes it easier to remember.
– Another way to improve memory is by teaching the material, because that will prove if you really know it. Taking the material in visually, with something like a documentary, will also help you to remember it better.
– Drawing diagrams about it and using word association to remember key points can also be a life-saver when test time comes around. When you’re done with a section, reward yourself for the hard work. Then you’ll do more to get through the next section.
Studying is an easy way to get off task, which is why it’s always best to have a game plan for staying on track and ensuring that the time you set aside for studying is used very productively.