Aaghh..You know how boring a thing is to STUDY. Like I don’t need to tell you how much.
Have you ever wondered why is that we read a book we love and don’t get bored? Or read a post on a social media but CAN’T just stop reading ?🙂
And why is that my textbooks make me so repellent?
Coz my brain finds it INTERESTING! As simple as that, the more interested you are, the more you enjoy it!
Let me tell you what I find working for me when it comes to studying for something important:
DECLUTTER YOUR THOUGHTS+YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
Before getting into things you will need ,let’s talk about things you’ll remove from your study area. Force yourself to focus on the exam you are going to face and say NO to everything else that can hinder your motivation .
2: GET ALL YOUR STUFFS AT YOUR REACH.
Don’t let yourself get distracted searching for the stationaries you will need like your stick notes, highlighters, calculators and so on.
Fill up a bottle of water and keep a bar of chocolate or some nuts at the far corner of your table.
3: DESIGN YOUR STUDY PLAN.📝
Take a book, and jot down all the questions you are planning to do for the day. This helps you get some idea about what you have got to accomplish and the number of hours it will take. Like the one below👇🏻
4: SET YOUR TIMER.⏰
You could use use your phone to set a timer of about one hour. And then you take a break( yaaay!) for 15-20 minutes before you continue. This is very important as the human brain cannot concentrate for long hours at one stretch.
5: FIND YOUR METHOD.
Now this, is very versatile. You could be any of this or maybe even different. You could study by
(I ‘ll post the pros and cons of each method in another post-for keeping this post short)
6: TRACK YOUR PROGRESS ALONGSIDE.
As you finish with each question , don’t forget to tick or cross out that question from your study plan. This boosts your confidence,makes you eager to take up more and finish it off.
7: REVISION IN ABOUT LAST 3 HOURS .
Whatever confidence you have should not stop you from thinking, ‘Ah ,I’ll recall everything.’ Even if you are not done with all questions, revise all questions from the beginning in a minimum of 3 hours before exam…because the more times you read, the more you remember.
8: LET HIM DO THE OTHER PART.🙌🏻
Now that you have done all you could do, rely on Allah , make lots of Dua’ (ask your closest people to also make Dua’ for you), sit back ,relax ,smile and appear for your exam and give it your full go. Now let Him play the part.
Hope you’ll find these tips useful!☺