Sun. Jan 16th, 2022
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As we wind down 2021 and look forward to the winter break, it’s important to stay focused on the remaining assessments that are sure to be scheduled over the next two weeks.

By | Gianluca Fornasier

Are you having trouble studying? Do you have a big test coming up that you desperately need to study for? Well, try not to fret. Here are some tips and tricks to help improve your studying and in turn, your grades.

  1. Silence smart phones
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Turn off your smartphone to avoid distractions.

One of the best ways students can study more efficiently is by studying without their phones so close. Smartphones are a major distraction when studying because the pings of notifications, and the bright lock screens tempt us, and pull our attention away from studying and onto our phones.

Instead, what you can do is silence your phone or power it off for however long you are planning to study. This will make focusing on studying a lot easier.

2. Create a comfortable study environment

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Find a comfortable spot and get to work.

Another critical part of optimizing your efficiency while studying is to create a comfortable environment that will allow you to study in a space where you can learn more productively. For example, lighting a candle, playing calming music and working in a quiet environment can help a lot. 

These simple tactics will have a huge impact on your studying and overall ability to retain knowledge.

3. Get sufficient sleep

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Ensure to get in your 8-10 hours of sleep each night.

Sleeping can improve students’ studying drastically. Research suggests that students who get longer, better quality, and greater consistency of sleep get better grades than those who do not. However, this stat only applies to students who remain well rested for at least a month, not just the night before the test.

Sleep can affect a student’s overall academic performance and can help those who are trying to improve their studying and grades.

In short, taking active steps into improving your studying routine and habits will result in the improvement of your grades and overall academic performance, which is something many of us can benefit from.

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