Studying for tests and quizzes in school are very important to your success, but sometimes finding the time and place to do this can be a bit tricky. Sports, sleepiness, and many other things all come together to make carving out time for studying very hard. But luckily I have some tips for you that could improve your study habits, and your grades as a result.
With practices every night for basketball, I find it a bit tricky to balance taking naps and studying. Sleepiness from the previous night of studying always haunts me the following day. There are several things I’ve learned that have helped me evade this problem. One thing that has really helped me in this area is creating a schedule. On a typical day I come home from school, study for an hour or so, take a nap, eat dinner, then I’m off to practice. This really helps me satiate both my needs of studying and sleep.
Another problem I run into while studying is my urge to play video games. This urge always haunts me whenever I need to study because it always seems to relax me. I’ve found that the best way to solve this problem is to only play during the weekends. This frees up a lot of time during the night that can go to studying. The urge to play during the week can be hard to resist at first, but over time it goes away and it becomes rather easy to focus on studying.
I hope hearing what I’ve done to improve my study habits have helped you also. Remember that your grades are very important. Believe it or not they are even more important than that ridiculously fun video game you are thinking about. Good study habits lead to good grades which can open up a lot for you in life.
Do you have any other tips for studying that I didn’t mention? If so, what are they? Do you agree with my tips? If not, why? Also, if you have used some of the tips I mentioned, have they worked?