If You Want To Bring Your Grades Up, You Need To Check Out These Study Tips

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We're halfway through the first semester of the school year, and by now, you've probably spent a lot of time studying.

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But have you stopped to think about how you're studying? It might not be the most effective way to get things done.

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That's why some academic experts on TikTok stepped in to offer their best study tips. Here's what they had to say:

1. Plan out your week in advance, and when you do, don't forget to include time for studying.

2. And make sure to structure your study sessions so that you get the most out of your time spent.

@sarahrav

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3. When you're prepping for a test, try this method that uses active recall to help you figure out what you need to spend the most time studying.

4. Using spaced repetition also helps your brain retain information more effectively over time. Here's how to do it:

5. To avoid procrastination, try using the Pomodoro Technique, where you work in 25-minute intervals with short breaks in between.

@senaarchives

Really missing bookstores and libraries rn, also, this is the only way I can get myself to sit, write and study #pomodorotechnique

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6. When you take those breaks, try to include some physical activity!

@sarahrav

Sounds crazy, but taking regular breaks can help you get MORE done! ✅🧠 #StayHealthyHSC #MentalHealthAwareness #StudyMotivation #Ad @NSW Education

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7. If you find that your notes from class are confusing and difficult to understand, try using this format to keep things in order.

8. The same goes for your study space! If your desk is messy and cluttered, optimizing where you work may help you concentrate and be more productive.

@sarahrav

This is so simple but will make a HUGE difference to how you study 👌🏽👩🏽‍🎓 #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner #melbournelockdown #onlineschool

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9. When you've got a lot of textbook reading to do, this TikToker recommends reading the conclusion first so you know the important concepts to look for and then continually reviewing the material as you read.

10. Make sure to avoid late-night cramming sessions because it turns out they're more harmful than helpful.

@sarahrav

GOOD LUCK to everyone who has exams! 📗📚 PROUD of how hard you’ve worked 🙏🏽 #LearnonTiktok #TiktokPartner #Examseason #examstress #examtime

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11. If you're using flashcards, make sure you're doing it effectively!

12. This med student recommends including questions for yourself in your notes so that it's easier to quiz yourself while studying.

13. Or you can try this similar concept that involves copying your notes and then filling in the blanks by memory.

14. If you're lonely while studying alone and want some study partners to keep you focused, try an online study group.

15. And if you're still having trouble studying, take this test to figure out what kind of learner you are and what techniques work best for you!

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