Friday, 13 October 2017

5 College Study Tips

Midterms are coming and finals may feel like months away but they are really around the corner. Herer are some awesome tips to help you stay focused and study better and improve your grades!

1.  Put your Phone in Another Room 
Often times I will pick up my phone to distract myself from studying. I learned that I need to physically turn my phone on airplane mode in the other room. This takes away the distraction and helps me get as much done as possible. Also when your phone is on airplane mode your text messages don't get delivered. It's a nice change not to have your phone ringing all the time   

2. Start Early 
As soon as you get home from school start your homework. When you start early you are done much quicker and you have more of a clearer head than if you had started at 7 at night. Once you start procrastinating in the evening it will kill your drive. Just sit down and start 

3. No Music 
I always said I studied better with music on, that it helped me relax and focus. What I really was doing was tricking myself into thinking this. I would reach for my phone to change the song or turn the volume up or down, this was distracting me even if I did not like to think it was. The quiet works wonders for your concentration 

4. Remove Yourself 
Now if you live in a dorm this will be a big thing for you, I cannot study in my room. I get distracted by all the things I need to do. Laundry needs to be put away and I still haven't organized those books yet. Just get out. This is especially true in a dorm room. Often time I will wander into another room to study or move location completely and go sit in Starbucks or the library.

5. Switch Location
Often times I feel as though I am more motivated when I go somewhere to study. It must have something to do with the fact that you left your place so you could do work that puts some fire under our bums but it totally works. when I have a big assignment due I will usually go sit in Starbucks and work there. The great coffee and comfy seats are the cat's meow.



  1. When I was in college I followed the same tips. Switching location for me made such a big difference in being productive.