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Maximizing Your Study Time for Better Results

The daily schedule for many young students today could rival that of several top-level executives. With soccer practice, dance, scouts and clarinet lessons taking up much of the evening, when do students get to focus on their studies? Too often students get overwhelmed with the amount of work left over at the end of the day. They look at study time in one big sum and get distracted and exhausted before they even begin. To solve this problem, you may not be able to adjust your childís schedule, but they can change their study techniques.

Here are 3 study techniques that will help any student maximize their study time.

Ŗ They should start by separating and segmenting their study time. Break it up into smaller bits. No matter how brilliant you are a concentrated attention span lasts only about 20 minutes. So break your 2 or 4 hours study sessions into groups of 15 or 20 minutes. During the break, stand-up, walk around, grab a bit to eat or something to drink and then get back to the grind for another 15 or 20 minutes. This not only helps create spaced repetition, which is crucial for retention, but helps make study sessions less stressful and daunting.

Ŗ Another tool to help in maximizing study time is to use random practice. When reviewing lists or concepts donít go in order. Skip around to force your brain to pull from an entire group of information. This aids in understanding the purpose or meaning behind a concept instead of merely its place in line. The simplest way to implement random practice is through the use of a study partner.

Ŗ Use a Study Partner. When at all possible, it is very beneficial to study with another student who shares the same educational goals and motivation. A study partner can help identify areas of weakness and ensure that topics donít get skipped. Itís also beneficial to witness how another student takes in and stores information. For this reason and others, it is better for the study partner to be another student, but parent donít be afraid to fill this position. The progress gained from working with a partner in general is worth it.

Proper and efficient study techniques will follow a student through all levels of education and learning. Establishing good habits and skill sets, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem at the time, will prove to reap massive rewards in the long run. So while little Johnny and Suzy might need their first day planners before the third grade, donít let it stop them from becoming the best students they can.

Submitted by:

Roger Seip

Roger Seip is a nationally known memory trainer. He has helped thousands of students across the country improve their memory as well as study habits.

His new program, The Studentís Winning Edge - Memory Training, teaches students how to train their memory to study more effectively and get better grades. For more information on how your student can have a more powerful memory visit http://www.memorytrainingforstudents.com or email info@memorytrainingforstudents.com.





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