How to Prepare A Smart Study Routine
- Jul 29, 2016
- Sudipto Das
The secret behind a good score in mathematics is an organized study routine. A student needs to practice math systematically following this routine as closely as possible. Mathematics should best be explored in an organized manner. Math is no different. If you want to improve your math abilities and get an outstanding score in the subject, you should incorporate practice, practice and more practice into your study routine. At the same time, you must not forget your other relevant topics in your curriculum. You have to make room in your daily routine for those subjects alongside mathematics. It’s, therefore, necessary to prepare an organized as well as a smart study method for your benefit. This article will throw some light on the ways through which you can develop a smart study routine.
Discard distractions as much as possible
Distractions are a huge issue in studies. A simple example should clear this thing up. There’s a tendency in students to practice sums with the music on or to practice them in front of the TV. Such background activities count to be a distraction even though the students might not admit that they are getting distracted. Some students might not even be aware of that fact. Try to reduce these distractions as much as possible. Now we are not asking you to give up those headphones permanently. We are just asking you to avoid them during your studies. If you study for 2 hours, make sure that those 2 hours are productive enough. You can even reduce your study time for experimentation. A two-hour study session without distraction is more effective than a four-hour session with distractions.
Conceive a Plan
Students intend to prepare for exams early, but it’s seldom seen that they have applied that plan in action. Pressure builds up when the exam comes knocking on the door. Students try to cram in more and more practice within a short period. This practice is pretty undesirable because it kicks in anxiety. The best approach is to conceive a study plan which is realistic enough for you to follow. Do not inculcate additional study sessions that you know that you might not be able to complete. Distribute each session equally so that you can follow it to the best of your capabilities. That’ll be beneficial for your preparation and you’ll be astonished to see your improvement in this subject.
Do not just read sums
This point can be considered the most important one among the lot. Mathematics is not a subject that should just be read by the students. Students must practice the problem sums at the same time. Even when understanding a certain math concept, you should try to incorporate some of your logic in your preparation. As you study, you can highlight certain significant texts, write margin notes and ask yourself certain questions by the content. In that manner, you are assessing yourself on your own and are getting more involved in your lessons. That learning procedure is pretty useful in the long run.
Make room for clearing your doubts
Whenever you encounter a particular difficult sum or a difficult concept in your studies, do not just ignore them completely. Make a note of it elsewhere so that you remember that you have not understood that particular portion of your lesson. Those doubts must be cleared for a good performance in mathematics. If you have failed to understand the underlying principle of that troublesome math concept or have not managed to solve a specific difficult sum in your “practice problems” section, it doesn’t mean that the troublesome concept or the sum is unimportant for your exams. Hence, it’s important to look such troublesome parts up with your teacher or a competent private tutor. You should, therefore, make space in your study routine for doubt clearing purposes.
So now you have probably got some idea as to how you should make a smart study routine. Do not ignore the word- “smart”. An organized routine is defined to be smart which is the key to success. That’s it for now. We wish you the best of luck with your preparations. Ciao!
Sudipto writes technical and educational content periodically for wizert.com and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation.
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