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Senior Anissa Chavez prepares for an upcoming test.

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Senior Anissa Chavez prepares for an upcoming test.

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Studying can be hard, especially if you have commitments outside of school such as a job or extracurricular activities. I work every day after school so I understand the struggle of not having enough time, but I still make time to study. On average, I study about 10 hours a week depending on if I have a test coming up.

As of 2009, a study conducted by National Survey of Student Engagement shows that 62% of college students spent less than 15 hours a week studying, compared to the 24 hours that college students in 1961 claimed to have studied per week. This is believed to be caused by the fact that high school seniors study less than 6 hours a week.

One way to improve your studying is to be organized. When papers are being thrown around and not put in a binder or folder then they will get lost. If everything is put in order, the materials will be easy to find. I have a huge binder that holds all my papers from my classes and I put them in chronological order in paper protectors and I study straight out of the binder.

Setting goals is a crucial part of becoming successful on tests. When you set goals, they need to be challenging to achieve but also reasonable. Every day have a new goal that will lead you to a bigger goal, such as getting an A on a test. These little goals could be something like creating flashcards on Quizlet and studying them every night leading up to the test.

One thing to do to help yourself is to lose all distractions. Put your phone in another room; phones are the biggest thing that keeps students from studying. If a person is a problem, then go somewhere else where nobody can take your attention away from what you are studying.

Another way to improve your studying is not to procrastinate. Cramming all of your studying in the night before the test is only going to make you stressed out. Study a little bit every day leading up to the test for about 30 minutes. Try your best not to overwhelm yourself. Studying the same things every night will help you understand what you are learning.

The last tip, but probably the most important one is making sure you understand what the test is over. It is not going to help you if you study the wrong thing or do not understand it. Talk to your teacher and let them know where you are struggling, and they can help you comprehend the topic.

In order to do better on tests, you need to maximize your studying time. In order to study more effectively, you need to get organized, set goals, lose all distractions, study a little every night and make sure you know what the test is over and how to do it. For more tips on studying visit https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/health-and-support/exam-preparation-ten-study-tips.

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