1. 1-7Rewrite your notes. It gives you a chance to review what you covered in class and it can make sure you didn’t miss anything.
  2. Take notes and write down a summary of the important ideas as you read through your study material.
  3. It is best to review the material right after class when it’s still fresh in your memory.
  4. Teach it! Today you should find someone who doesn’t understand the topic and teach it to them. This exercise forces you to organize and learn the subject.
  5. Stress will melt away when you study to your favorite tunes! So get that Beyonce playlist out and make studying fun.
  6. Take better notes by pretending you’re taking them for someone else.
  7. On this first trip through the chapter, you should concentrate on catching the major subjects and points of the material. Also take note of those things which you don’t understand. If the lecture on the material doesn’t clarify those points, you should ask your instructor to explain.
  8. Analyze how you did on a similar test in the past. Review your previous tests and sample tests provided by your teacher. Each test you take prepares you for the next one!
  9. You can’t possibly write down everything the teacher says since we talk at a rate of about 225 words per minute. But, you do need to write down the important material.
  10. Good lighting can increase your productivity. An overhead light might not be enough – consider a desk or floor lamp with direct light.
  11. If you can convert information you want to remember into a rhyme, then it will be more meaningful and easier to remember.
  12. Always read math problems completely before beginning any calculations. If you “glance” too quickly at a problem, you may misunderstand what really needs to be done to complete the problem.
  13. Don’t study later than the time you usually go to sleep, you may fall asleep or be tempted to go to sleep, instead try studying in the afternoon or early evening. If you are a morning person try studying in the morning.
  14. Don’t be a perfectionist. Difficult tasks usually result in avoidance and procrastination. You need to set achievable goals, but they should also be challenging. There will always be people both weaker and stronger than you.
  15. Apply your studies to your life experiences. It makes everything relatable when you need to recall it.
  16. When in doubt, ask – If you aren’t sure about a particular topic, don’t be shy. Ask your instructor, family, or friends for help. It is important to address the problem area as soon as possible.
  17. Have someone else proofread and edit your papers for you. No matter how carefully you look over a paper, you are bound to miss something.
  18. Relax the night before an exam – If you study early, then you can relax and lightly review the night before an exam. You’ll definitely be in a better testing state if you have a full night’s sleep the night before.
  19. Don’t be afraid to get messy when scrawling out ideas on paper and connecting them in your head. Use notes and books as a medium for learning rather than an end result.
  20. Set Up Your Study Space – Your study space should be quiet, comfortable and distraction-free. It should make you feel happy and inspired. Decorate it with your favorite pictures or objects.
  21. Study when you’re sleepy! We know that sounds strange seeing as studying can make you sleepy. Studies have shown that studying before bedtime can help improve your memory of the material.
  22. Make sure your study group contains only students who are serious about studying. At least some of them should be at your level of ability or better
  23. Take breaks by exercising! Research has found just half an hour of aerobic exercise can improve our brain-processing speed and other important cognitive abilities. ‪
  24. Time is of the Essence We all procrastinate, but this year will be DIFFERENT! Set out a timetable for your study session. Write down how many exams you have and the days on which you need to study for them.
  25. Make sure to follow your teacher’s instructions when you’re writing a paper. Don’t have preconceived notions about what the paper should be asking.
  26. Create a study guide. Outlining the important information you need to learn can be helpful, both in creation and to refer to during your studies.
  27. Study the most challenging material right before sleeping. It will make it easier to recall the next morning.
  28. Spray an unfamiliar scent while you’re studying. Spray it again right as you’re about to take the test. The scent will jog your memory.
  29. Create Mnemonics Mnemonics can help you memorize formulas, concepts, or definitions. A classic example of a mnemonic is “Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally” which stands for parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.
  30. Be an active reader. Try asking your text good questions and you will find great answers.