Get an answer in 5 minutes

We'll notify as soon as your question has been answered.

Plus iconAsk a question to our educators
Asked by Janet

High-achievers, what are your study habits/tips?

Before I went off to university, my dad gave me a tip. "Treat it like a job. Hit the books Monday through Friday 9-5. Work in the library, not your room or apartment. Don't miss a class. Work ahead during those 40 hours." I followed his advice to the letter. I never had to pull an all-nighter. I didn't have to cram for exams. I never got very stressed, despite attending a competitive university and completing a difficult degree.

Mujavid's profile picture
Mujavid Bukhari

12k students helped

Personally my best study habit was that whenever I sat down to try work I used my phone as a timer, and would set the timer for 40 minutes. This way I can’t go on my phone and after the 40 minutes I would take about a 10 minute break then would restart again. It’s really important you get breaks in and when you sit down to study you actually study and not wonder off into procrastination. Also give yourself small rewards. Eg if you meet your quota of revising two/three hours today treat yourself to whatever you enjoy be it ps4 or football etc If you do not meet your quota then be disciplined upon yourself and make sure you get your work done before you enjoy those treats.

Yassin's profile picture
Yassin Ahmed

933 students helped

Similar Study Skills questions

What is Q&A on Scoodle?

At Scoodle we understand that everyone learns in a different way. Some people learn through practice, using essays and notes; others prefer video lessons to watch and learn, some just need help with a specifically hard question, while some learn best 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. At Scoodle we cater for all types of learning styles and needs. From GCSE Maths video lessons to A-level English essays and specialist educators in every subject - we’ve got you covered.

Faces of students on ScoodleFaces of students on ScoodleFaces of students on Scoodle
Scoodle has helped over 131,000 students so far

Need help with Study Skills?

Getting expert help from a tutor is a great way to improve your Study Skills grades.

Learn with Video Lessons
The Concise Study Skills Course
24m · 11 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak

2k students helped

The Concise Study Skills Course