Study tips for results to be proud of!
A new year is a perfect opportunity to reflect on what you have accomplished, and what you want to for 2016. Make a plan on how to get there and achieve your career goals with industry experts.
SmartCity Vocational Learning offers a range of nationally accredited qualifications. SmartCity’s experienced trainers have the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to help you succeed. To further assist your study and career success, SmartCity has combined the top study tips to achieve the highest results.
Develop a list of study goals
Never underestimate the power of planning your goals; this is the very foundation for achieving exactly that. Leading research advises on setting goals as a strategic move to help create positive change in your workspace, career and general life. Take your time to set out key questions as a guide to identify to yourself the things you want to achieve.
Some key questions could include:
- Am I setting realistic goals?
- What steps need to be taken to achieve this?
- Do I have the time for all tasks?
- Will I need to work harder to achieve these goals?
- Am I happy with these goals?
Prepare with a study plan
The saying goes, fail to prepare and be prepared to fail. The key to a study plan is breaking the routine of cramming it in a day before the exam. Set the time aside to create and effective study plan for time to effectively learn all your material. Your study plan in the perfect tool to help you get organised, delegate your time efficiently and ensure your mind is at ease. Following an outlined study plan will eliminate that horrible feeling of walking into your exam room unprepared. You can now confidently walk into your exam knowing that you’re about to have a performance of a lifetime.
Take advantage of technology
The traditional study methods of writing information down and repeating have been revamped to a more personalised study option. This can come in the form of online tools, social media, blogs, videos or mobile apps. Learning in the 21st century has become more user-friendly and efficient, introducing platforms catered for all types of learners, including visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. Each learning type responds best to a different method of teaching and this can be easily accessed with digital tools.
Balance your study
It is important not to strain your mind by cramming information over a long duration. Unfortunately, for most students, you won’t retain all the information and often end up unmotivated and quit. Take the time to recharge your battery with a food break or a walk. Make this change and see the effects it has on your productivity and attitude towards your study routine.