Since you are still reading this article, I suppose that you have finally buckled up yourself and have headed out to look for the ultimate, super-simple method involving some magic pills that will get your grades sky high without doing anything.
Sorry to break it out to you but there ain’t no method that will deliver you good grades without any hard-work.
You will need to work hard to achieve good grades, simple as that.
Nothing can replace the effectiveness of timely and dedicated studying, not even voodoo magic.
Work hard, study smarter and good grades will automatically follow you.
Now with the promise that you will put some efforts into your studies, I’ll give you 10 such methods that will boost your learning powers and help you ace an upcoming exam. Cool eh?
I’ve personally used some of these methods and they really work. I would again like to emphasize the point that these tips are just complimentary stuff that when coupled with good study practices can lead to good grades.
1. Speak it out LOUD.
The next time you start learning from your notes, read them out loud.
Studies have shown that speaking and hearing the words will actually help to store the information more effectively. This would allow for a better recall during those all important exams.
You will be surprised on how much information you can retain just be reading your study materials out loud!
2. Meditate your way to bliss.
I simply can’t describe all the awesome benefits of meditation. Studies have shown that the students who meditated regularly had better concentration, reduced stress levels and overall good grades.
So meditate your way to better marks and less amount of stress.
Refer to this Meditation Education infographic on Edutopia for some awesome information on how meditation can have magical improvements in your student life.
3. Don’t pull the all-nighters.
Ever had those moments when you had the urge to stay up all night, mug it all up and just explode it all out the next day? Well you might want to control that urge now as some studies have shown that staying up all night can hinder your exam performance.
It’s essential to have some good Zzz’s to be at your peak. So manage your time and get 8 hours of sleep before the important exam and achieve those good grades!
4. Take regular breaks.
I hope this one will make you happy 😀
Studies have shown that the human mind can focus on a task for maximum of 45 minutes. After that whatever you study will feel like a burden and take much more time to memorize.
What if I tell you that you don’t need to focus on your studies for the whole 45 minutes on a stretch. Instead study for 25 minutes and then take a break of 5 minutes.This technique is known as the Pomodoro Technique.
The pomodoro technique has received a lot of appreciation for its ease of use. Try it out yourself and move one step forward to good grades.
5. Draw it.
Learnt a new concept? Great! Now try drawing it on a piece of paper.
Visualize all the elements that were present in the concept and let your inner Picasso take over.
Drawing out stuff or diagrams can help to strengthen the concept that you have learnt. Vibrant images are the best!
6. Take a stroll before the exam.
A research done by Dr. Chuck Hillman of University of Illinois, it was found that the students who had a brisk walk just before their exams did comparatively well as compared to the other students who just sat quietly.
So for good grades, work yourself up, go for a brisk walk just before your exam and see the magic!
Studies have shown that chewing gum can actually improve your concentration! So pop up a gum the next time you pick up a difficult topic and pave your way to achieve good grades!
Follow these tips, work hard, study smartly and rest assured that in the next big exam you’ll come out with flying colors.
Do you have any more tips to achieve good grades? Do share them with us using the commenting system below 🙂