Five Study Habits of Successful Students
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Five Study Habits of Successful Students

Feb 27, 2015

Studying abroad can be a life-changing academic opportunity. You want to achieve your full potential as a student, and good study habits can make all the difference. These are tips to help you get the most out of your study time.

  • Get into a routine. Try to study at the same times each day. Not only does this help to prepare you mentally to begin studying, it will give you confidence that you have planned out the time you need to complete your assignments. 
  • Find a place you can concentrate. Concentration is essential for effective studying. Find a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed by friends or activities going on around you. 
  • Set goals. Successful students tend to be very goal-oriented. Setting clear goals for each study session will help you manage your time more effectively and stay focused on the most important tasks.
  • Review your notes before starting. Your notes are a valuable tool. Look over your notes before beginning an assignment to refresh your memory and ensure that you are completing the assignment correctly. 
  • Take breaks. An all-night cram session might be helpful once in a while, but you don’t want to make a habit of it. If you try to study too much at one time, you might get tired and not study as effectively. Studying in shorter sessions and taking breaks will help you to stay energized and focused.