I'll advise you to have a piece of paper and a pen while studying. These will be used to write down the important points while reading. Just highlight the topic and some brief notes about the topic. This will be used to avoid cramming while reading and also keep you focused. Follow this link for more information http://www.wikihow.com/Study-for-a-Test-Without-Cramming.
Write down all the information on Index cards (flash cards). Then put the information in separate categories. Like, make up some of your own questions; like you're making a test. Then, have all the answers ready. Put the questions on the front of the Index card; with the lines, and put the answers on the back of the Index card; the blank side. I do this every time I study, and I can memorize everything in less than 5 minutes. It seriously helps.
All these answers are correct. The best way is to always take notes, whether in class or from book. If you highlight, you should still write it down on paper. The reason for this is because whether you ever get a chance to go back to it, alot of it will still stick. It's a brain thing...Another piece of advise is to read over your notes quickly before bed and first thing in the morning, you'll be amazed at how much more your brain will absorb. Trust me it works.
aerobic exercise like rebounding, eating a very healthy diet of mostly organic fruits and vegetables and some unsaturated fats, deep breathing exercises and memory games will all aid in information retention and utilization. But the most important detail isn't how you study, it is what you study. A lesson on an uninterested mind is a lesson wasted. If what you study is high school or college doesn't tremendously interest you, you are doing the wrong thing. Job shadow, apprenticeship, entry level jobs and so on. These ideas will provide you with knowledge on the subjects that interest you assuming you find you find interesting. You are going to find what you are looking for if you start seeking it sooner rather than later.
Yes study 24hrs before you take a test this will stay in your short term memory and ready for the final test. You might forget it later but so what, at least you remembered it for the test. Which is after all the more important thing.
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Ask somebody you are staying with to ask you the questions. Each time you get one wrong, just put it aside and try it again at the end. Or you can came up with a rhyme to a song and put the info in that.
My biology teacher taught us this way this year: if you could take a cheat sheet to the test but you were only allowed about 2 pages, what would you put on it? Then do it again, pretending you could only use one paper, and think to yourself, "I think I've got that in my head pretty well. What do I need to study more?" and write it down. The more you write down, the better off you'll be because when you write it, you have it in your head. :)
this is gonna sound really stupid but once my friend was studying and she made up movements to go with it(history test) for example: china was being attacked(make stabbing motion) so the great wall was built(make a motion to show something huge or pretend to build a wall) it sounds stupid but it does help.
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Just make short notes for what you did in school.Write only the important points in the short notes and read them.Everyday for at least one hour go through your exercise book.CRAMMING IS NOT A PROPER WAY OF STUDYING..INSTEAD UNDERSTAND WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE NOTES,AND THEN MAKE SHORT NOTES FROM your MIND AND NOT THE SCHOOL BOOKS...try this it helps
Do you have a lot of "boring" reading to do, from a textbook that usually takes you to nap time in 60 seconds flat? This is fun, and you Will focus because it is so silly. Read aLoud in a silly, sing-song voice. You will automatically break the sentences down into meaningful phrases, something you probably are not able to do when you're reading silently. You will "use" the punctuation that you tend to ignore. "This stuff makes no sense. It's just a bunch of stupid words." So, make the "stupid words" sound silly. If it helps you retain more, then get a silly as you want! You'll have a Lot more fun, and things will make Much more sense.
Movement: make up gestures, act it out, or exercise before/during/after learning, which increases oxygen to the brain. Play the same instrumental music every time you study the topic (not pop; it's actually distracting.) You can hum it in your head to retrieve info. Make up songs about the topic. Move info from short to long-term memory through thoughtful repetition. The more you USE info, especially if you apply it to perform some task, the better it will stick. I don't much care for flashcards for anything other than simple facts; it becomes pretty mindless pretty quickly, unless you made your own illustrations for them. Study w/ images or draw your own. Make your own personal icons. Visualize people acting out the concept. More important is association; connect the information to things you already know. Look for real-life examples. I could give you a better example if I knew what you were studying. The best techniques use more than one -- for example associating a picture with a concept and a song. Sleep is where the brain does maintenance, including moving information into long-term memory. Finally, eat fresh fruit/veggies --not from a box. Can you tell I'm a teacher??
Remember when kids got punished in school by writing something over and over like 100 times? That was to make them NEVER forget it. It still works. I always copied something until I didn't have to look at the original to write it down, then I knew it was there for Good!
It would help to find out what your learning style is. For instance, you may be a auditory learner, which means that you learn information when it is heard or repeated. You may be a kinesthetic person, which means you learn by doing hands on activities. You may learn easier by writing notes and information down. So, from there, you may want to write notes, bring a voice recorder to class, or find some real life applications in which you can perform. Find your own comfort zone with reference to learning and finding your path to success.