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Take the Sting Out of Studying with These Tips.

January 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comStudying is something that everyone does at some point in their lives. Some people only do it as far as high school, but most people have to study something after that, whether they go to college or not. If you do go to college, you’re likely to be working toward a degree. It can often seem like a lot of work and little work at the same time. You have so much to do at once, but often that’s because you’ve put it off for too long. Completing your studies isn’t easy, especially when you have so many other things going on. But there are some things you can do to make it easier to manage.

Get Organized

The number one tip to make your studies easier is to get organized. Some people will find this easier than others. For some, organizing their life is in their blood. They like everything neat and tidy, so they know what they’re doing. Others know that they need to get organized, but it’s more of a struggle for them to stay on track. You need to find the organization methods that work for you. Perhaps you need to set alarms to remind you to do things. Maybe it helps you to create a color-coded schedule or file your notes away neatly.

Work Out Your Study Style

Everyone finds that they study in different ways, and not everyone manages to work out what’s best for them by the time they graduate high school. You might work best when you’re listening to music, or maybe you concentrate better in complete silence. Visual cues might be good for you or perhaps it’s easier for you to remember things you hear. You can try experimenting with different study methods to find out what helps you most. Try different environments and techniques to discover what works for you.

Check Out the Tech Tools Your College Offers

Just like everything else, colleges are becoming more tech-orientated. Many of them offer some great tools you can use on your computer, tablet or phone. Some colleges do this better than others. There are some that lag behind and struggle to stay up to date. However, you can still check what your college offers. They might have tools like the HighPoint mobile app, which can help you to stay organized. You might be able to access tools that will allow you to view your study material whenever you need it.

Study with Others

Some people study best on their own. However, it’s often best to work with other people to learn your material. You can test each other on what you’re learning, and it can help you to clarify things you don’t understand. Discussing material with other students is a great way to create talking points for essays and presentations. It can help you look at topics in different ways and consider them from different angles.

There are lots of tricks you can use to make your studies more manageable. It’s always going to be hard work, but you make it less painful.

Staff Writer; Mary Adams

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