How to Study Effectively – 8 Concentration Strategies

bookWe found a killer list of concentration strategies for students.

This list is perfect for those who want to know the best way to cram for an exam. Check this out:

Eat Frequent Small Meals
Avoid eating a big meal before a study session. Too much food will send your body into a ‘rest’ mode. On the other hand, don’t starve yourself either. Frequent small meals are best.

Study When You’re Sharpest
Study according to your body-clock. Are you sharpest in the morning or at the evening? Schedule your most difficult materials when you are mentally at your best, and schedule the easier ones when you are mentally less efficient.

Drink Water Often
Drink plenty of water during a study session, especially when you feel sluggish. Caffeine may help you to stay awake, but it can increase your anxiety – use it in moderation.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable in Your Chair
Choose a chair that supports your back. It should be comfortable, but not too comfortable. Just like an athlete during a performance, your body should be relaxed, so that all your energy goes to where it matters – your brain.

Clear Your Desk of Everything You Don’t Need
Have everything you need on the desk. Put away what you do not need for the study session. Seeing reminders of other assessments or domestic bills may increase your anxiety and distract you.

Take Breaks Every Hour
It is important to take a break before you feel tired and lose your concentration completely. Regular breaks at least once an hour helps to sustain your concentration. If the work is not going too well and you have difficulties in concentrating, you may need a long break and go back to it later

Stretch During Your Breaks
Know and respect your concentration span which will vary from hour to hour and from day to day. When you sit for long periods, gravity draws the blood to the lower part of your body. When you take a break, take a few deep breaths and get more oxygen to your brain: try walking around and doing some light stretching for a few minutes. It will help to release tension in your body, and help your circulation.

Study at the Same Time, Same Place
Study at the same time and at the same place, devoted to study only. This helps you to associate the time and place with studying and concentrating. You will find that you get into a habit of studying as soon as you sit down.

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10 Responses to “How to Study Effectively – 8 Concentration Strategies”

  1. [...] How to Study Effectively – 8 Concentration Strategies [...]

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  3. thanks for giving or sharing this tips…. it will really help me… especially now,i am going to take an exam…..

  4. i really have my hard time studying..its like i need your help..thanks..

  5. I am doing B.Tech from India in computer science(I year).
    But i never wanted to study as I am the soccer player wherever I go. Please let me know what should I do to avoid a failure in exams.I just cannot study. I waste my time sitting and talking to my friends about nothing. But i know I know I have to study for my family. And one thing I am Completely assured of-NO counsellor can make me study, I am too difficult to handle. ITs a challenge for you guys to bring me back on track.
    Stifler

  6. and not just The soccer player… The best soccer player..

  7. Thanks for giving us some tips on how to study more effec tively,I know it help e a lot and now Iknow how to study well.

  8. i think its beneficial 4 studs who wanna score high n think r unable 2 devote time 4 d same due 2 weak concentration power… n its 4 those who wish to improve their study habits..

  9. i need help..:(….i..i cant study…no matr what i cant concentrate…i cant sit at 1 place…i wantd to do bca bt my parents want me to do mbbs…n fr that i have to qualify an entrnce xam…how will i do it ;(…plz hlp…if u can…thankyou.

  10. Caren Comighud Says:

    To study effectively is to concentrate and understand what you have read. there are many ways how to study effectively.
    Its up to you to do in a good way, you can study while you are watching tv,or studying with music.
    It’s your way of studying.