Being in the middle of your summer break from School, College or University; the last thing you want to think about is studying. I know over the Summer holidays, I always wanted to switch off from my studies; but sometimes you can’t. This post is a collaboration with the lovely Julia from The Part Time Mermaid who is currently studying for her University Degree. Our collab will focus on my top 5 study tips from a graduates perspective and Julia will tell you her top 5 study tips as a current University student.
Top 5 Study Tips – From a Graduates Perspective
Set a schedule of your due dates
Whether you use a diary, a notebook, your Bullet Journal or post-it notes around your room, it is always good to make sure you have all your assignment due dates wrote down so you can always refer back to them.
I was always so worried about missing my deadlines as in University, they will cap your marks to just a pass if you submit late or need to resit.
Arrange to study with friends
I always found it helpful to study with my friends. We used to grab a study room in the library, a table or even a spot in a local park to sit down and study together. When one of you starts to lack motivation, having someone there to pick you up is always a blessing.
Do extra reading
You’ve had a long hard week or day and the last thing you want to do is extra reading. Trust me though, it does help. It makes your next session a little easier as you know that information already. Also, studies have said that if you read before you go to bed, then you will remember the information easier.
Plan your day effectively
There is nothing I hate more than a wasted day. I always liked to know what I was needing to work on for the day and what I wanted to achieve by the end of the day. This way my day was productive and I didn’t feel like all I did was watch YouTube videos or TV.
Prepare food in advance
If you know you need to focus flat out on something or that you have a busy day ahead, prepare yourself some lunch and snacks. You can use it to reward yourself by completing a section and then having some food. Also, it saves you stressing about what you’re going to eat.
Top 5 Study Tips – From a University Students Perspective
So they were my top 5 study tips. I hope they will help you too with your studies. If you want another 5 tips from the perspective of a current University student, head over to Julia’s post.
What helps your studies?
Let me know in the comments below what helps/helped you to study.