We all know that if we are to ever get anywhere in life, we have to make the most of the education given to us. In order to do this, we need to do the one thing that almost everyone on the planet dislikes; studying.
Studying is a word students love to hate and teachers repeat over and over again in a given academic year. It instills fear, stress, anxiety, and generally a bad mood, when heard.
However, in order to get through exams, graduate from school, and enter the real world, one must know how to go about studying the right way. It is more important to study smart than to study hard.
Study methods and finding the method that works for you, is important. There is no point poring over books and studying for hours and day son end if you are not using a method that your brain identifies with. This is where ‘studying smart’ comes in.
To study smart means to make the best use of your time, energy, and resources to achieve your end goal. Especially in terms of time, it will allow you to map out exactly what you need to do when, so your time is used in the most efficient way possible. One of the most important factors in studying smart is creating the right study space for you.
Your study space
It is important to have your own study space to carry out your work. This will enable you to shut off as many distractions as possible while working.
Creating a study space doesn’t require a lot of time and money, but it will be worth taking the time to create.
A standard desk and chair are obviously necessary. Shelving above the desk will help you sort out books and notes in a place where they are easily visible and accessible when needed. Organise your books and study materials according to subject and arrange them on your shelves. This will help you avoid confusion and wasting time looking for the right notes.
Use a magnetic notice board to create a memory and goals board. Here, you can place sticky notes and pin images and quotes to not only help you remember important study information, but also to keep you focused and moving forward.
You can find such notice boards Sydney, and you may be able to find one that is customisable to the size you are looking for.
You can even make your own notice board with tutorials provided on online videos.
Adequate lighting is also extremely important. It must not be too harsh, yet bright enough to provide good lighting for work with less strain on the eyes.