Looking to boost your GPA? It’s a common misconception that perfect grades can be achieved through cramming, taking multiple AP classes and all-night study sessions. But did you know it’s possible do well in class without being under constant-stress?
You’ve probably heard the old adage: work smarter, not harder. It works across various aspects of life and can absolutely apply to better studying. In this article, let’s look at tips to study more efficiently and what resources are available for your study “toolbox”.
In a perfect world, every student can do every reading and homework assignment with plenty of time left to spare. The reality is that students have extra-curriculars, friends, family, good days, bad days, (i.e. lives) and it’s not always possible or wise to get every single thing done. Some assignments are more important than others. Some readings are more valuable than others. Setting small goals and prioritizing assignments makes the work less daunting and far more achievable.
Establish a study space
Reading the blogs of many successful students (or entrepreneurs, authors, politicians, etc.), a commonly shared practice is the idea of establishing a specific “workspace”. This place is unique to the individual, but similar in that when you get there, your brain kicks in to overdrive: it’s time to get work done. In addition, a set study time can be very beneficial. Setting aside specific chunks of time for studying helps you to be more productive in that time and makes the time before and after more relaxed and enjoyable.
Find the right help
Looking for homework help in all the wrong places? Trying to tackle everything by yourself? Getting outside help on your homework can boost your mood (hello socializing!), help you get the answers you need, and do so in less time. Three big pros. Finding the right help hasn’t always been easy; you had to go to your parents (and let’s face it, they don’t always understand the material), find a smart friend or get extra help from a teacher after school. Thankfully in 2021 there are so many online resources available to not just get homework help, but really good homework help. The app Tutit, for example, has tutors who are experts in a variety of subjects. The service is on demand and pay-as-you-go, so there’s no need to book out a session in advance and you can use as little or as much time as you like. It’s perfect if you’re struggling with a specific problem, because you can get expert advice from a real person who will not only make sure you get the answers, but also a better understanding of the subject.