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Weak Study Habits VS Great Study Habits

Weak Study Habits

Heavy emphasis on highlighting

Don’t be tricked into thinking that highlighting is transferring the information to your brain. A limited amount of highlighting is acceptable, but summarizing what you are reading can be more powerful.

Passive reading and rereading

Glancing at a solution and thinking you have it. Go ahead and solve the problem.

Cramming for tests
Solving the same type of problem you already know over and over again.
Instead, work a variety of problems.

Ignoring areas of confusion. 

Instead take some time and ask your teacher or friends about these confusing areas.

Thinking that you will learn deeply when you are distracted or multi-tasking

Not enough sleep

Wise Study Habits

Use recall while looking over notes and while reading 

Simple recall of what you just read without looking at the notes or textbook you just read is a great way to start learning new material.

Test yourself on everything

You can use flashcards, quizzes you make, create graphic organizers. Be creative, but quiz yourself often. 

Space out your learning. 

If you are stuck on a problem, leave it, work on something else, and then return to it later. Also, space out learning new material. Work on a topic for a set amount, switch to another topic or take a break, and then return to the original topic.

Incorporate memory techniques

Focus by using a timer, and time your study sessions

Dream about where your studies will take you in life.

Practice active learning by recall and writing.