Sometimes revision can
seem like a never-ending ordeal. Back in 2018, I vividly remember having a
pre-exam crisis with one of my friends in the library room because we couldn’t
remember the classifications of 50+ drugs for our pharmacology module. The
quantity of the content often felt overwhelming, and I found it hard to balance
revision with other important commitments.
Before I had any clue about how to
study efficiently, my ‘revision’ sessions would often start by queueing 30
minutes for a coffee and then scrolling my social media, before finally
deciding to do some actual revision. Then, a long lunch break to Tesco for a
meal deal before starting another half-hearted revision session. I would return
home in the evening, trying to persuade myself that I had a productive day when
the reality was that I hadn’t achieved much over the 8 hours. Thankfully, fast
forward two years and I can confidently say that I am much wiser about my studying.
Building smart and efficient study habits can be much more productive for you
than spending the whole days at the library without direction.
So, here are my top
tips for study success:
Habits will take a few
attempts before being successful. Try implementing some of these tips slowly
into your routine and you should soon start seeing improvements to your
learning. Let me know what other successful study habits that you have tried!
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