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5 unhealthy study habits

For students preparing for big exams such as final exams or college entrance exams, it takes a lot of studying time and effort to meet a particular success target, or to simply pass.

A lot of times, it has been observed that it was not due to a lack of effort that makes some students fail or not achieve their potential, It is because they have been going about it the wrong way with some unhealthy study habits. Have you ever wondered why despite the time and effort you put into studying, you end up being average or even below average?

This might be a result of some poor study habits, such as:

NOT PICKING THE RIGHT ATMOSPHERE TO STUDY

A lot of students have not yet deciphered the right atmosphere that enhances their concentration while studying. The right atmosphere includes studying with the right friends and in the right place. Finding your own rhythm. Know whether you are a loner when studying or would prefer to be in a study group that helps you harness knowledge fully and challenges your progress periodically. Creating the right study place is also very important, for example, clean and organized study desk, adequate lighting and no distractions.

CRAMMING AND PROCRASTINATION

Trying to cram your way into an exam is always a bad idea. You are giving your brain too much workload and very little time. It’s so easy for the knowledge to get muddled up in your brain.

Remember that you can’t perform well on conceptual questions by just cramming the syllabus. You need to get a thorough understanding. Procrastinating study time and doing a last-minute study may sometimes work for some people, but it is absolutely unreliable. Therefore you need to study consistently throughout the year and not just a week before the exam.

NOT STICKING TO YOUR STUDY SCHEDULE AND NOT TUNING OUT DISTRACTIONS

It takes discipline to create a study schedule and stick to it.

It has been observed that 80 percent of students never follow their study calendars. Discipline means following your study schedule, even when you don’t feel like doing it. Distractions such as social media notifications, music, movies, and discussion on trending issues are usually more engaging and probably more interesting than studying. So tune out all distractions and stick with your study schedule.

SPENDING HOURS STARING OVER SOMETHING YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND

This happens a lot. Some students will spend hours in the libraries or study halls poring over topics they do not understand. They keep staring and trying to make sense of it and at the end of the day, they feel the hours count and they did try to study more even though they may not have achieve much productivity. At times, when students do not understand something, they simply get lost in other thoughts. This is a complete waste of time. Either you concentrate or if you can’t get it, ask someone for help.

NOT LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Some students practice test questions regularly, but they still never learn from their mistakes. Their only care is about doing it again and getting a higher score. Understand that it is very important to analyse where you are making mistakes and then improve upon those weak areas. You can’t be doing the same thing the same way and expect a different result. Whenever you take a test, take the time to identify the reasons for those mistakes.

Now that you know some of these unhealthy study habits, how about you work on fixing them today by registering with us for the best study and exam preparation experience at Knowledge Planet.

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