Five Tips to Improve the Way You Study
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Five Tips to Improve the Way You Study

Aug 15, 2017

Every student has a different way of studying, as unique as they are. Understanding your personal study style is a good first step toward preparing for the TOEFL® test and feeling more confident on test day.

To help you develop a productive study plan, here are 5 tips that may help improve the way you study.

1. Get Organized:

Break down the material you want to study into smaller parts. Studying more manageable portions of work will allow you ample time to prepare. This can help you feel more confident on test day.

2. Designate a Study Area:​

Find or create a specific space to study. This space might be a quiet room in your home with lots of natural light, your neighborhood library or a local coffee shop. Designating a study space can help you get into a focused mindset.

3. Stay Healthy:

While you feed your mind with new information, remember to nourish your body with good food, plenty of rest and regular breaks. Healthy habits can help you focus during study hours and retain and recall information more easily.

4. Review with Others:

Find a friend to study with or form a study group. Having a study partner can help build confidence with speaking, while working with others can help you understand concepts you might not have understood before.

5. Celebrate Milestones:

Preparing for the TOEFL® test can be an exciting time. Staying positive and celebrating milestones can help you track your progress. When it’s time to take the test, you can see how far you have come!

For more TOEFL® tips for preparing for test day, take a look at the official TOEFL® test tips page.