Key to Studying Successfully

Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

August 13, 2019 at 3:00 AM

SAT ACT Test Prep Studying Review

Get Rid of Distractions

Studying can’t be accomplished if there are distractions around you. I suggest unplugging and finding a workspace where you can concentrate. Turn off your phone or set it aside in order to avoid picking it up and losing valuable study time. If you need the internet for research, try using apps like Anti-Social and FocusWriter to keep you from logging on to social media. It seems impossible to go without checking Instagram or Twitter every 10 minutes, but knowing the math formulas during your test is worth it!

Don’t Wait Till the Last Minute

You’ve heard this a million times, but it will save you from unnecessary stress in the long run. It’s not unusual for us to get busy and leave things until the last possible second, but studying in advance will ensure that you know the material better, you don’t cram too much all at once, and you won’t have a heart attack looking at how much you put off before your test.

Use All Your Resources

There are millions of study materials available that enough students don’t take advantage of. There are a lot of practice tests available to make yourself familiar and comfortable before the tests. Prepmedians is an entertaining and engaging platform that provides you with condensed review in the form of music and sketch comedy! This way you would not need to distract yourself from studying and look up memes to have a quick laugh. Rather you can do both at the same time!

Listen to Music

There’s so much music out there that pairs well with any type of studying. Listen to upbeat music if you want to keep yourself awake enough to review notes, or maybe listen to calming classical music in order to focus on reading. Some common study grind songs are “Angels” by Khalid; “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill; “True Colors” by the Weeknd; “Sad!” By XXXTentacion; “Unknown Brother” by the Black Keys; “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston; and “Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes. Listening to any kind of song that you like would help you not get distracted while studying.

Learning is Worth Laughing For!

Studying has a reputation for being painfully dull, so do anything you can to make the experience more bearable. Study with a partner or ask someone to quiz you on the material. Try studying with snacks. Or try studying for 30-minute intervals then reward yourself with a 10-minute Netflix break!

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Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

Sanjana scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT/SAT in high school and is currently studying Economics and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Fun Fact: I slipped and fell in my college campus 3 times within a day. (I really lack motor skills)