Top 8: Midterm Study TipsPosted in Featured, Lifestyle by Dan To
I don’t always study, but when I do, I usually follow these tips:
1. Alternate Study Spaces
It’s a known fact that you can not generally study in an area you frequently occupy. This is because this area usually has every single distraction possible: friends, TV, computer, video games, your phone, and the list goes on.
Go to a cafe or library, the smell of coffee or the eerie silence of libraries will keep you focused.
2. Study in Groups
Never underestimate the power of your peers, more often than not if you don’t understand a topic or concept your peer will be more knowledgeable about it (and vice-versa). Dividing your schoolwork is an effective way to lessen your workload.
3. No Electronics
4. Use a Pen
6. Concepts First
Understanding the concept of a topic is more important than going in depth, because once you understand why a process is happening the rest of the problem becomes plug and play. Why a picture of a car, well it’s a concept car, they have the general form and understanding of the car before going into the fine details.
7. Take Breaks
Go enjoy a break every once in a while or after each milestone, your brain has a limited attention span and once you go over that point the amount of information you retain will decrease. Tea helps greatly.
8. No Excuses
It should be midterm week for many college students so good luck.
Credentials: I’m an engineer graduating on time.