4 Ways to Improve Your Study Habits to Get Better Grades

study skills Sep 18, 2017

A few weeks ago, my mom cooked me a chicken pot pie. She brought it to me, I ate it, and man, that chicken pot pie was so awesome. It was so good that the next few days, I was absolutely fiending chicken pot pies.

So I went to the local grocery store and I purchased about five chicken pot pies.


 

I took the first pot pie, I opened it up, I put a few holes in the crust, stuck it in the microwave for  four to five minutes, pulled the chicken pot pie out, ate the chicken pot pie... and then I noticed that the chicken pot pie didn't taste as good as my mom's chicken pot pie.

So the next day came around, I did the exact same thing. I said to myself... "Maybe, I didn't cook it long enough."

So I pull the second chicken pot pie out, put a few more holes in the crust, put the chicken pot pie in the oven. And I put it on five minutes and 30 seconds.

I pulled the chicken pot pie out, ate it, and then I noticed again, it still doesn't taste like my mom's chicken pot pie.

So I called my mom and asked... "Mama, I'm cooking chicken pot pies over here and I noticed that my chicken pot pie doesn't taste like your chicken pot pie."

And she said, "Son what are you doing? How are you cooking it?"

I said, "mom I'm simply taking the chicken pot pie out of the box, putting a few holes in it, sticking it in the microwave and eating the chicken pot pie after it cools down.

She said son, "you're putting the chicken pot pie in the microwave?"  She said,

"There are some things that are not microwavable."

As a student, whether you're a middle school student, high school student, college student, returning student, or maybe you're taking some classes online, when it comes to these school books and studying, it's not microwavable.

We do live in a society where everything is fast.

We have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, we can text message somebody, email somebody, and things happen very fast.

But here's the thing, when you're studying for your subjects, when you really want to achieve academic excellence, you have to take some time, where studying those subjects are concerned. 

Here are four things that you can do to build and to strengthen your study habits.

1. Write out a specific goal for your study time.

Let's say that you're sitting down to study chemistry for about two hours. What's the goal for that two hours span when you're studying chemistry? Go ahead and write down the specific goal.

For example, I will learn the periodic table or the elements of the periodic table over these next two hours.

If you're studying mathematics or doing calculus, write down a specific goal, I will understand the Pythagorean Theorem within these next two hours.

2. Establish a specific place to study, and only study in that specific place.

Let's think for a second...When you sit down or you lay down in the bed, your body knows to go to sleep.

When you sit down at the kitchen table, your body knows it's time to eat.

When you even sit down and watch television on the sofa, your body knows to enjoy the entertainment.

And truth be told, when you go to the bathroom, your body knows exactly what to do, right?

So the same way your body's programmed for the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom, the sofa, go ahead and program your body to have a specific place to study.

When you sit in that place, your entire

When you sit in that place, your entire being knows it's time to study and it's time to focus.

3. Set a specific time to study a specific subject every single day.

Yes, every single day, set a specific time to study a specific subject and do it every single day.

If you're studying chemistry or math or English and literature, what time of day are you studying that subject? And do you do it every single day?

This rolls over to habit number four or study tip number four, which is to study your more challenging

This rolls over to habit number four or study tip number four, which is to study your more challenging

4. Study your more challenging subjects, when you're most energetic.

You know, a lot of times students will wait to study those harder classes late in the evening, probably around the time period they're lethargic. But if you find yourself having challenges in certain classes, make sure you start studying those subjects when you're most energetic. Maybe you're a morning person, maybe you're an afternoon person, maybe you're a late night person like myself. Whenever you feel your superpowers, that's the time period for you to study. So there are four study tips that you can start to implement right now. Number

Maybe you're a morning person, maybe you're an afternoon person, maybe you're a late night person like myself. Whenever you feel your superpowers, that's the time period for you to study. So there are four study tips that you can start to implement right now. Number

So here are four study tips that you can start to improve your grades right now.

  1. Set a specific goal for your study time. Write it out, write out the goal for that study time.
  2. Establish a set place to study and the only thing you do in that place is study. Number three, set a specific time every single day to study a specific subject. And then number four, make sure you study your more challenging subjects when you're most energetic.
  3. Set a specific time every single day to study a specific subject.
  4. Make sure you study your more challenging subjects when you're most energetic.

Hopefully, that was helpful for you. If it was, I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about this video.

Also, if you have any other challenges academically or with school, and want me to shoot a video about and give you some of my advice, just leave me a comment and I will do that as well. Or leave me your question at #AsKantis

There is only one game in life. There is only thing in life, one thing in school that you can do, and that's to play your A-game.

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