7 Tips to Study Smarter

By Western University Modified on March 11, 2018

These simple changes can make a big difference.

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You want to know the trick to studying? Study smarter, not longer. Use these tips from Western’s Wellness Education Center to make your study time the most productive possible.

Tip #1
Use the 50:10 cycle. 50 minutes of studying, then a 10-minute break (see Tip #5).

Tip #2
Study the most difficult material when you are most awake and alert (for most students, this is in the morning).

Tip #3
Sleep! Your brain needs rest to remember all the information you’ve learned. Try these 10 tips to sleep well.

Tip #4
Try different methods of studying: reading, making notes, quizzing a study buddy.

Tip #5
Take active breaks. Get fresh air in between study sessions.

Tip #6
Find a study space that is productive and calming for you.

Tip #7
Try relaxation techniques that use all your senses.

Always remember, you are much more than your exam scores! They do not define you as a person.

Western’s Wellness Education Center offers all students a safe, comfortable environment to get connected with the wellness resources available at Western and in the London community. They have a 'no wrong door' policy - if you have a question, they'll help you answer it...or they'll find the person who can.