You’ve heard it all by now. Don’t procrastinate, plan ahead, organize your study space, take good notes, and get enough sleep, but what’s really the best way to study? At the Rose Academies, we want to give you all the tools to find your unique study strategy and implement the pieces that work best for you. Below are three study tips that you may not have seen on those other lists!
You may have heard that we all learn differently, but did you know there are actually four main learning styles that most of us identify with? Visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic describe the common leading ways we learn. Typically, we use all four in combination, but it’s likely that one style is more helpful to you than the rest.
Here are examples of what each looks like:
Once you better understand your learning style, you can apply it to how you study for the best results.
In the current state of the world, your study spaces may be looking a bit different these days. One way to help ensure some consistency across study sessions is to pick a style of music or ambient noise to accompany your homework and study time. Classical, instrumental, soundtracks or otherwise non-vocal music is a good place to start to avoid distractions. Then, make sure to never leave home without your headphones! Creating an association between background music and study time means you can experience a studious sanctuary no matter where you are.
The Pomodoro Technique refers to using a timer to get the most productivity out of your tasks. The classic technique breaks up time into 30-minute sections, with 25 minutes spent focused on the task, and the last five spent taking a break. Supercharge your breaks by taking the time to get up and stretch or walk around and then be ready to get back to work for the next 25. A four-hour study session becomes much more doable when broken up according to Pomodoro!
The best way to study may look different for each of us, but having a full repertoire of helpful tips is a good place to start to find the ones that work for you. At the Rose Academies, we offer flexible scheduling options and support whether at home or in person - for an alternative high school experience as unique as you are. Learn more by continuing to explore our website at Go2Rose.