The new year means new challenges and hopefully new ways of overcoming them. Exam season is here and we wholeheartedly believe that, while it will not solve all of your problems, maximising your approach towards studying will definitely help. Malta Daily and PwC are here to help you do it! Here are 7 scientifically proven ways of studying better in 2023:
1. Study in intervals
Cramming one semester’s worth of academic content into one sitting often leads to fatigue, frustration and depression because you can only learn and absorb so much information in a few hours. So if you want to properly process and remember your work, divide it into intervals and take one step at a time.
2. Revise already-studied content
If you want to study effectively, reviewing concepts more than once will more than help to establish them in your mind. Multiple studies suggest that revisiting notes multiple times will give you a better chance of retaining the information, effectively preparing you for exam day.
3. Test your memory
When you finish a topic, close your books, take out a blank sheet of paper and structurally write down whatever comes to mind on the subject at hand without referring to your notes.
4. Exercise before studying
Exercise contributes to improved brain function and health in general, also feeding your brain the necessary nutrients to increase attention and memory retention rate. Whether it’s going for a walk, bike ride or a bit of strength training, make sure you exercise before studying.
5. Get a good night’s sleep
Say it louder for the people in the back. We feel that all-nighters have become standard for students from all walks of life and we can’t stress how wrong that is. A good night’s sleep makes a healthy brain, so if you actually want to remember what you are reading, sleep well.