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5 Tips on How to Develop Better Study Habits and Self-Discipline

by A. woods

Summer is almost over and school will be starting back for many students. As we get back into school mode, it may be an adjustment to get back into that student mindset. In this blog post, I will discuss five tips on how to develop better study habits and self-discipline. With these five tips, you will ensure your success for the 2021-2022 school year.

Get Organized

One of the most important things we can do to ensure academic success is to become more organized. You can become organized by purchasing a calendar, using a calendar app, or simply making a to-do list. By doing this, you are prioritizing your tasks and making a mental note of all the things you need to get done.

It is also important to organize your notes for each class. More specifically for high school and college students, you will be taking a variety of classes in different subjects. It is important for you to organize your notes so that you don’t confuse any of your class materials. You can organize your notes by using a folder, binder, or labeled tabs to separate your course materials.

Find YOUR Study spot

Another important tip for academic success is to find a spot you will be most comfortable in to study. Oftentimes, we’re unable to study while we’re at home or in a busy setting. Try to think about places that bring you the most peace or comfort. This may be a great option for you to study as well!

Join a Study Group

Many studies have shown that studying with others is beneficial for all students involved. It helps to be surrounded by like-minded students who are trying to learn the same material as you. You can develop great study habits and tricks together. It also helps with memorization and to hear different ideas on the course material.

Discover your learning style

Being knowledgeable in your learning style will be beneficial for you in the long run. You can use your learning style to help you study and use what works best for you. For example,

● Visual learners learn best when pictures, images are used.

● Auditory learners use music, sounds or both.

● Kinesthetic learners use a physical style of learning by using the body, sense of touch and hands.

● Logical learners use reasoning and logic.

● Verbal learners use words in writing, speech, or conversation.

● Social learners learn best with other people or in groups.

Which learning style do you think is best for you? Try to use your learning style the next time you study. It can help with your engagement and provide less distractions than usual. I can almost guarantee that you will know the course material better too!

Take Breaks

Last but not least, take breaks! If you try to cram and study for 10 hours before a test the next day, it will not be beneficial for you. Eventually, your brain will give out and it will not store the course material. When you take breaks, you’re able to come back to the material with a fresh mind. It is also important to allot enough time to study the material so that you are not forced to

study only the day before.

We hope you have a great and successful academic year!

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