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Effective Study Habits

Tips for better studying

One of the key components of the study habits of successful students is consistency. These students make it a priority to set aside dedicated time each day to review their notes, complete homework assignments, and study for upcoming tests. By staying organized and sticking to a routine, they can stay on top of their academic responsibilities and avoid cramming at the last minute.

Kevin Parsons, an eleventh grade English teacher, states, “I think the most important thing is to make studying a part of your routine. Just ten to fifteen minutes a day after school or in the evening would make a world of difference. It would train your brain to get better and forming long-term synapses, making you more intelligent while helping you learn the material. Studying for a long chunk of time right before a test sometimes actually makes you perform worse unless the test is based entirely on rote memorization like you see in Chemistry or History classes.”

Another important aspect of successful study habits is active learning. Rather than passively reading through their notes or textbooks, successful students engage with the material by asking questions, making connections, and explaining concepts to others. This active approach to learning helps them retain information more effectively and apply it to different contexts.

Additionally, successful students prioritize self-care and stress management. They understand the importance of taking breaks, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to support their academic performance. By taking care of their physical and mental well-being, they are better equipped to focus and concentrate during their study sessions.

Lastly, these students are not afraid to seek help when they need it. Whether it’s asking a teacher for clarification on a difficult concept or forming a study group with classmates, they understand the value of collaboration and support in their academic journey.

Overall, developing good study habits is a process that takes time and dedication. By adopting some of the strategies used by successful students at Central High School, we can all strive to reach our full academic potential and achieve our goals.

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Ethan Le, Staff Writer
Ethan Le, 11, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is interested in sports, music, and cars. He is also a member of Central’s football team. After high school, he plans to go to the University of Notre Dame and study engineering.

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