It is never too early (or too late) to develop good study habits. The sooner you get into a good study routine, the easier everything will be, and there will be a higher chance of achieving good marks. At Be.Accommodation, we ensure that all our residents have access to all they need to study effectively.
So, without further ado, here are some tips on how to ace your university degree:
1. Choose a Place and Time
Everyone has their own preference on the best time and place to study, whether it is your bedroom in the evening, or the library after class, find a study space, and regular study time that suits you and stick with it. Choose a study space that is quiet, comfortable, and free from distractions. It should also made you feel motivated and inspired. Decorate it with your favourite objects and if you want to listen to music, or light a candle, pick a place that lets you do that. Some people study better in the morning, and others at night, pick a time that suits you and plan to study then.
2. Study Every Day
If you set time aside every day to study, you will be continually reviewing things in your mind. This helps you comprehend information, while avoiding the stress of last-minute cramming. If you are finding it difficult to find time to study, cut back on some (however, not all) of your other activities. Prioritising study means spending less time online scrolling and organising your study around your work and social life.
3. Plan Your Time
To make the most of your study time, it helps to have a set plan. To-do lists are a great way to break down tasks into manageable chunks. At the start of your week, make a list of things that you need to have done by the end of the week. Create a to-do list at the start of each study session so that you can prioritise what needs to be completed during your time.
4. Review and Revise
It is important to go back over the things you studied in class. Thinking things over can help you comprehend the concepts and remember them when you need to most. Team up with another classmate (or a family member, or friend) and have them quiz on your key learnings. Quizzes are a great way to become confident about what you know and find out what you still need to learn.
5. Take Breaks and Look After Yourself
Taking breaks from studying is vital, especially if you are feeling frustrated or tired. Working to long can actually decrease your performance. Make sure you remove yourself from your desk and study space and add a bit of physical activity into your day, even if it is just a short walk. You will study better if you look after yourself, make sure you are getting enough sleep, and that you are eating well.
At Be.Accommodation, it is important to us that our residents have all the resources, and space they need to complete their studies. What is great about our Sydney student accommodation, is that we provide study spaces all over our property, as well as access to scenic walks when you need a study break. For more information, contact us on +61 2 9167 9356.