Madelaine: Helpful Hints for Prioritizing Studying

Oct 27

Madelaine: Helpful Hints for Prioritizing Studying

by: ctowery

posted in: Freshmen Advice

Prioritizing Studying        

As a Freshman it's easy to get caught up in the busyness of life. There are so many things to do and be involved in. It's easy to get distracted by people, Netflix, games, and much more. However, it's important to remember why you came to college. I know I went to college to get an education. Therefore, it's important to study and actually learn things. Make time for your studies and homework. It's why you are at college.

Studying College student       Tips for studying:    Book and notebook

       Make a place for studying. It's important not to study in places that you sleep, hang out with friends, or do other things. The best way to maximize your productivity is to dedicate a place where you only study. That way you won't  get distracted by other people or get sleepy. There are numerous studies that show how studying in your bed is bad and makes it difficult for you to use your bed as a sleeping place, but also as a studying place since you are likely to fall asleep. My friends and I frequently study in the hallways because it works for us. Studying well is all about figuring out what works best for you. 

·         Do one task at a time. It's bad to multitask when you are studying. Instead pick one task and focus on it until it is finished or you need a break. If you try and do too many things at once you will be much less productive.  

·         Give yourself breaks and awards. Once you have finished a task reward yourself. Set up scheduled breaks and rewards. This way you won't burn yourself out. It's impossible to work continuously for hours on end. You will lose focus and your work will not be its best. Breaks are important to ensure quality work and also to make sure you get your work done and don't burn out.