Students grapple with many issues in their lives, and because of all of the competing things for your attention, it’s hard to concentrate on studying. And yet if you’re in school, you have to do at least a little studying in order to progress from year to year. The key to effective studying isn’t cramming or studying longer, but studying smarter (GROHOL 2013).
Studying isn’t just about passing an exam, as most students look at it as. Studying is an effort to actually learn things, some of which you might actually care about. So while you’ll have to take your share of classes that have little or nothing to do with your interests, you should still look for interesting things to take away from every experience.
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If you want to become a successful student then you need to learn to be consistent in your studies and to have regular, yet shorter, study periods. Being in the right mind set is important in order to study smarter. Sometimes you can’t “force” yourself to be in the right mind set, and it is during such times you should simply avoid studying. If you’re distracted by a relationship issue, an upcoming game, or finishing an important project, then studying is just going to be an exercise in frustration. Come back to it when you’re not focused (or obsessed!) by something else going on in your life. The literature says an individual must have a right mind set with their study habits in order for them to be in the right track of studying, doing something needs to be in focused so that everything will be done properly. If someone is distracted something important will be set aside instead and will not finish it on time such study habits of an individual will be affected if they are distracted by something particularly their peers. Place where to study is one of the important things in study habits but sometimes an individual will be no choice but to take their study habits everywhere they think is capable for them to study because they prioritize something than studying such as going out and have some party with their peers. Grohol’s (2013) study will support the passage earlier “A lot of people make the mistake of