Do you find it hard to concentrate on understanding your lessons and doing your homework? Do you tend to forget what you have studied the night before as soon as you take your seat in the class? If so, here are some tips to help ensure that burning the midnight oil brings you good results.

1. Set aside a specific time to study. Determine at which time of the day outside of school hours your memory and attention are at their sharpest.

2. Study everyday. If you don’t have assignments to do, take a few minutes to review topics that you find the hardest.

3. Create your own study space. If you don’t have a desk in your room, or if the dining room table doesn’t give you enough space, consider going to the local library or taking up a better corner of the house.

4. While studying, avoid doing others things. These include watching TV, fixing a snack and talking on the phone.

5. If you have a lot of reading to do for a test, try taking  notes as you go along.

6. Homework shouldn’t take up all of your spare time. If you think a teacher is always giving too much assignments that you no longer have time to bond with your peers, tell him/her your predicament in a nice way.

7. Finally, ask for help if you need it. Teachers and friends are usually willing to go over something with you again if you didn’t quite “get it” the first time

By: Philip Ferdinand Cruz | San Simon Elementary School | Dinalupihan, Bataan

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