How can you memorize faster? How to concentrate?
These study hacks will help your brain remember information quicker and easier and ultimately help you do better in your exams. Listing the 10 best entries of our #MyStudyHacks contest.
Give it your 100%.
“I’ve been a topper all my life (Touchwood) including during my final year dentistry as well J J
#MyStudyHacks would be to be consistent every single day and give it your 100% focus! Do whatever you’re doing with full attention and be smart! Things will surely fall in place.”
Jot down notes in the book itself.
“My quick study hacks are to jot down the points in the book itself as it helps you recall faster and there is no need to make separate notes. Another study hack is to make flow charts as it is very easy to recall and is really easy to understand!“
Make use of your subconscious mind.
“Make an audio recording of all your notes that are most difficult or likely to come in the exams and before going to sleep plug your earphones into your mobile or recorder and listen to it as you go to sleep. Let the recording play through the night. The subconscious brain picks up the note. In the morning, you will be a guru in that field.”
– Feli Ann Rodrigues
Use your imagination.
“The best way to memorize topics quickly and for a long time is to imagine them in the form of an image or relate the main words of the topic with the image. “
For all GRE applicants…
“Apart from the normal coursework, I am using an analytics-based app known as ‘Ready4GRE’ which helps me track my Verbal and Quant scores while preparing. In order to learn new words, I utilize Magoosh app which indeed serves me the best.”
Teach what you have learnt.
“The best way to test if you really understand something is to try to teach it to someone else. If you can’t get anyone to listen to you, explain that lesson or unit to yourself. “
“While I prepare for exams, I usually don’t study hard but “study smart”. I believe visualizing helps us understand concepts better than reading out the notes or reading the same things over and over again. “
“Meditation is one of the study methods that can help students stay focused when studying. Not only will meditation help you concentrate when studying but it will help reduce pre-exam stress as it improves both mental and physical health.”
Record and listen to it while you’re travelling.
“Students spend a lot of time commuting to school/college/tuition classes from their home. They can utilize this time revising their lesson. How??? Now all high-school students have mobile phones. RECORD few answers/lessons in your own voice on your own phone and listen to those when stuck in traffic jam or travelling.”
– Sukla Maity
A small portion every day is better.
“Study smaller quantities of syllabus every day instead of taking on huge portions.”
Have more tips and tricks to share? Leave your tested study hacks in the comments section below. Thank you for your participation!