Back to School – Effective Studying

Although it may not seem like it, teachers are aware of all the pressures and stressors on students as we go through these unprecedented times, however, they are also trying their best to ensure our success at school even if that means assigning more work. Here are some tips to help you study effectively:

1. Set a routine

A routine will help you organise your deadlines and add structure to a chaotic situation. This will allow you to schedule time for academic deadlines and downtime. Using a scheduling app or even a physical calendar can be helpful to keep track of your plans. 

2. A DAILY to-do list 

A daily to-do list can help you break down large tasks into manageable portions and map out your studying day. remember to keep your goals reasonable and not overload  yourself. 

3. Avoid procrastination

Procrastinating only adds to our list of stresses and makes it harder to catch up later on. It is ok to take breaks but try your best to get back into work mode when the break is over. 

4. Get Sleep!

Oftentimes if we don’t complete all the work we were supposed to do, we compromise our sleep. Being tired affects our ability to think and focus which negatively affects our productivity. You’re more likely to remember your work and stay focused when you’ve had a good night’s sleep.

5. Schedule Me-time 

Whether it is spending time with friends and family or doing an activity you love, it is important to set aside non-academic time to help you recharge. This is a great way to reward yourself after working and recharge before starting work again .

No matter which exam you’re taking, the stress of a final exam can easily take a large toll on our mental health. It is important to remember that your grades do not determine your self-worth.