Unfortunately, school does not teach us all we need to know about how to succeed in school. We go to school and try to do the best we can. We learn to study on our own. There is no class “How To Improve Study Skills101.” But maybe there should be.
Like everything else in life study skills have to be learned. No one is born knowing how to study. But with just a few guidelines almost anyone can learn to study effectively. But you have to want to improve your study skills for it to happen. The most obvious reason would be to get better grades or maybe if you are happy with your grades you just want to study more efficiently to free up time to do other things.
What ever your motivation, you can learn to improve your study habits just like learning any subject in school. Your desire to do better will go a long way. You may want to form a study group with like-minded students. Working in a group has helped many to improve their study skills.
Or maybe you perform better on your own. In this case you need to start scary books for tweens with a place to study. Most likely this will be your room. Create a clutter-free area to study. Make room for your computer and other study materials and remember to keep your study station organized. You may not know this but clutter can create stress.
Designate a time to study. This may not be the same time every day but you should allot enough time to complete all of your work for that day. Don’t wait until too late to study as trying to retain what you study when you are tired becomes more and more difficult the sleepier you get.
If you keep trying to improve your study skills you are most likely to succeed in school. And when it comes time to use your education in the job market you will be that much further ahead of the person who didn’t learn how to improve study skills. You see, having a job uses many of the study skills you learned to use in school.