Posted in school, Study

Study Tips and Hacks

Oct. 28, 2016

Seeing at it is nearing the end of the marking period, many students are probably drowning in work. Homework, quizzes, and studying for tests is most likely taking up a large portion of their time, so I’m here to help. Here are a few tips, tricks, hacks, videos, and websites to help  you along this year.

Before we begin, here are some super helpful videos about studying.

  1. The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips
  2. How to study smarter, not harder
  3. 13 Study Tips


After watching these videos, try to keep yourself motivated to do the work. You can do so by staying as organized as possible, and using supplies and colors that make you happy. Learn about these organization hacks here.

There are definitely some odd hacks to use when studying. Some weird things to help you remember things are as follows.

  • Spray an unfamiliar scent while you study, and then again before you take the test.
  • Similarly to the previous, chew a weird flavor of gum while you study, and the same piece as you take the test. If you are unable to chew gum in class, then a mint will do just as fine.
  • Before taking a test, write sown all of the most important information that you need to remember.
  • When reading, give yourself a piece of candy once you finish a page. It will make you want to keep reading.
  • Write down all of the formulas you need to know as soon as you begin the test, so you don’t forget them.
  • When studying on a computer, change the font to one that’s hard to read, so you are more focused.
  • For history tests, watch a documentary on the topic, so you get a visual and auditory study session.
  • Take a practice test.
  • Color code your notes with fun highlighters or pens.


  1. When you are studying, it is crucial to have as few distractions as possible. Always put away or silence your phone and/or tablets for optimal studying conditions.
  2. It is also a good idea to break your long study sessions into shorter, 30 minute sessions over a longer period of time.
  3. When studying, pretend like you are going to teach the material to the class, and you will be more prepared.
  4. Flashcards are proven to be more effective than just reading when you study.
  5. Take even better notes by pretending that you’re taking them for somebody else.
  6. Studies have shown that students who study in weird places actually retain a higher percentage of their material than students who study in the same place every day.


I hope that this post provided you with some helpful information, and don’t forget to comment if you have any suggestions!



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