Friday, May 30, 2014

Top 10 Tips to Study Smart

  • Make a “to don’t” list -  Prepare a list that contains all the things you shouldn't waste your time on – useless tasks, unnecessary meetings, worthless phone calls, and so on. 

  • Carry a notebook and pen. Thomas Edison did it. Virginia Woolf did it. And so should you…They took a notebook with them everywhere and wrote down ideas that came into their mind…This is a fantastic way to get creative at your own ideas.
  •     Get into Routine: Know when to start and stop studying. Try to begin and end each work day the same way you end other days. Straighten up your study table back up your computer. Make a list of what you need to do the next day.        
  • Learn - Become a learning machine. Ask questions. Take likeminded friends/ peers for lunch. Read. Read some more. Listen to audiobooks. Take extra classes. Go to conferences/ events which will be beneficial for you). This makes life more interesting. Studies have shown that people who make constant learning part of their lives end up living longer.      
  • Failing is OK. Not failing is not OK. If you don’t fail in life too often it’s probably because you’re not trying hard enough.
  • Guard your calendar. Make sure your time is well distributed and is focused on a particular topic you choose to study. Ask yourself: “Is this how I want to be spending my time right now?” Remember: you are your calendar. So treat your calendar with respect.
  • Be paranoid. The good times won’t last.
  • Don’t be paranoid. The bad times won’t last.
  • Spend 10 minutes every day laughing out loud. Turn on Comedy Nights with Kapil, read a funny book, look at photographs of yourself as a kid. Laugh. Fully.
  • Take a “Sabbath.” Choose one day during the week when you don’t study at all. That one day just enjoy (meet friends, go for a cup of coffee, watch a movie etc.)
Stop worrying, just start studying SMART!

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