During scholar time, we get to attend to a lot of courses that catch our attention and will probably mark our lives to show us what we are going to do later on with our professional lives. Of course, as there are amazing subjects, there are others that don’t seem to be nice or exciting for us, but we need to get good grades there as well. Student life can be stressing with the tons of assignments that we need to take care of, but there are some nice tips that can help us learn fast and improve our academic performances.

The first one goes to the usage of many ways to learn from a topic. We generally stick to the notes we take on the notebooks during the lectures, but reaching to a textbook, explaining the recently studied subject to someone else, watch videos about the subject you’re studying can help incredibly, just don’t push yourself to do it in just one session.

If you’re preparing for upcoming tests in many subjects it’s wiser to study a little bit of each one than doing a deep session focused on just one subject. The human brain can confuse similar information if you try to learn a whole topic in just one sitting, so splitting your sessions in various subjects will help your brain consolidate the learning.

If you want things to remain in your long term memory, then avoid cramming at all costs and review the information periodically. For example, you should review the new information for the first time the day after you acquired it, then, count three days from that first session to do it again, then a week and so on. This will help your brain retain information for longer periods of time.

A nice, tip would be trying to leave distractions and side tasks aside. Multitasking makes you being less focused on the thing that requires more attention. A good start on avoiding multitasking could be putting your phone on silence or airplane mode to avoid the arrival of notifications, closing the browser tabs that are not related to the topic you’re studying or researching and keeping your study area as organized as possible.

Instead of using those distractions to keep you from reach full concentration, you might use them as rewards, once you’re done with a study session, you can catch up with the digital world, exercise, go for a walk, eat a healthy snack or go for any other reward that can help you relax and set the mood for the next session.

Of course, a nice student performance comes with healthy habits such as drinking two liters of water everyday, exercising three times a week to reduce stress and improve your mood, getting plenty of sleep at night (around eight hours) and including healthy food on your diet like blueberries, chicken, eggs and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Good grades are waiting for you, and now you know how to get them!

— August 5, 2018