Good study habits

Some basic study habits can help you be a better student, and make studying a lot less painful.

Study environment

It doesn't matter where you study as long as the space is quiet, comfortable and distraction-free. Wherever you choose to study, put up motivating quotes, pictures, or anything else that makes you feel good.

Know your peak times

People work best at different times of the day, and only you know when you work most efficiently. Figure out when you seem to get things done most efficiently and organise your routine around that.

Know your learning style

Different people also have different learning styles. Some people work well when they plan things visually, other people get their best results from working in a group. Once you figure out your personal learning style, you can get your work done more effectively.

Take a break

If you feel like you're not getting anywhere while studying, take a break and come back to your work later. You're rarely productive if you keep trying to work when you're tired or stressed.

Make study a habit – sit down at the same time each day to do your homework, essay writing or revision.