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bluetree 2010. 6. 8. 15:33

Ten Tips - Studying

Make studying a part of your everyday school routine and don't be limited to 'cramming' for exams and tests.



Establish a routine

Set aside a particular time each day for study and revision and stick to it.


Create a study environment

This should be away from interruptions and household noise, such as the television. Ensure there is adequate lighting and ventilation, a comfortable chair and appropriate desk.


Set a timetable

With a timetable you can plan to cover all your subjects in an organised way, allotting the appropriate time for each without becoming overwhelmed.


Look after yourself

Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and eat healthy foods. Keep sugary foods to a minimum. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Regular physical exercise makes you feel great, boosts your energy and helps you relax. So try to keep up regular sporting activities or at least fit in some regular exercise as often as you can.


Reward yourself for studying

Watch your favourite television program, spend time with your friends, walk to the park and play sport throughout the week.


Have variety in your study program

Study different subjects each day and do different types of work and revision in each study session.


Avoid interrupting your concentration

Have all the appropriate materials with you before you start a session of study to minimise distractions.


Test yourself on what you have studied

Ask your parents or family members to quiz you on what you have learnt, use draft questions from books, past assessments or major exam papers.


Don't panic at exam time

If you have followed a study routine and have been revising your class work, there should be no need to worry. Try to keep yourself calm, positive and confident.


Ask your teachers for guidance

Especially if you're having trouble - whether it's grasping a new concept or understanding something you learnt earlier in the year. They will be happy to help.



How to Study English 7 Tips and Ideas


1. Learn slowly

You are like a new born baby. You will learn a new language slowly and through careful steps. So, adopt the steps a baby would and you’ll develop in no time. First learn to listen and then learn to talk and then learn to read and write.


2. Listen everyday

Make sure that you are always listening to English. Listen to the radio. Watch English movies and regular TV. Enjoy a day out at the cinema and watch English movies and make use of any English audio you find online. There will be loads and it doesn’t cost you a thing!


3. Make some friends

Not only can you practice your English whilst socializing, but choose the right friends and you can even practice your English language skills together. Make up some silly conversations to have together and practice your speaking skills. You could even use some text books to guide you and for sample conversations.


4. Read, read and read some more

You want to be reading as much English as possible. Not only to help your reading skills but in order to expand your vocabulary too. A great place to start is children’s books and stories and these can be picked up for next to nothing from charity shops all over London. Read many of the UK’s free newspapers, the backs of packets whilst shopping, adverts on the Tube and trains. When you think about, there is English you can read everywhere. So make sure you do every single day.


5.  Start a vocab book

It’s great that you’re learning all these new words but you will of course forget some. So it’s a great idea to start writing down new words you discover in a notebook for yourself. You may like to order it in alphabetical order, include the word’s definition and perhaps write a few examples of how to use the word. This technique, whilst it may seem time consuming, is a really fantastic way to quickly improve your language skills. And eventually, you will have a huge, useful resource that you didn’t have to pay a penny for!


6. Start a diary

It would be really useful to start writing a personal diary in English. If you’ve never kept a diary before, keep it simple to start with. Just write a few sentences about how you feel, how the weather is and what you got up to that day. Before you know it, you’ll be writing loads and loads and you can even contact us to share your story on this blog.


7. Visit England

Come to England and learn English more quickly. You’ll have so much fun and experience something that will be with you forever. There’s nothing like being able to hear natives speak and you’d really be able to fully appreciate the English language. Check out our English schools in England section now. You may also find out pages on the IELTS examination useful.