Studying can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know what to focus on or couldn’t concentrate. For students, you might want to avoid or refuse to study. You might also tell yourself that you don’t understand it or that you can’t do it. So, we wanted to give you some techniques/strategies that you can use to help you work on your study skills!
(Kids, you should be reading this if you want to get good grades in class!)
Exercise before studying.
Ok, maybe not “exercise”. All you need to do is move around for 15 to 20 minutes before you study. A light exercise can help you improve your memory before a test. Exercise not only makes you healthier, it also boosts your brain power. Exercises enlarge the part of your brain that helps you pay attention. That means it can help you remember what you studied!
Take breaks while you study.
When studying for tests (or doing your homework), everyone needs a break every now and then. You should take a short 5 to 10 minutes break between your studies. By taking short breaks can actually help you concentrate better. If you like to snack, avoid any junk food and grab a healthy snack. Stick to your time limit so you don’t have to spend 45 minutes watching YouTube videos during your “break”.
Whistle while you work! (Listen to music while studying.)
Some kids study better with music on because it can help them ignore other sounds around them. So pick a music that helps you concentrate on your studies. Classical music is one of the music that you can listen to when studying because it is peaceful. If you like nature, you can listen to sounds of nature like rain or waves. Listen to your music at a moderate volume while studying. Don’t listen to music on the radio because ads and talk radio hosts can cause a distraction.
The main point is to help you figure out what’s the best environment for you to study. Work with your parents to figure out the best way for you to study!
Until next time,
The Voki Team
Bio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!