Weak Study Habits
Heavy emphasis on highlighting
Don’t be tricked into thinking that highlighting is transferring the information to your brain. A limited amount of highlighting is acceptable, but summarizing what you are reading can be more powerful.
Passive reading and rereading
Glancing at a solution and thinking you have it. Go ahead and solve the problem.
Cramming for tests
Solving the same type of problem you already know over and over again.
Instead, work a variety of problems.
Ignoring areas of confusion.
Instead take some time and ask your teacher or friends about these confusing areas.
Thinking that you will learn deeply when you are distracted or multi-tasking
Not enough sleep
Wise Study Habits
Use recall while looking over notes and while reading
Simple recall of what you just read without looking at the notes or textbook you just read is a great way to start learning new material.
Test yourself on everything
You can use flashcards, quizzes you make, create graphic organizers. Be creative, but quiz yourself often.
Space out your learning.
If you are stuck on a problem, leave it, work on something else, and then return to it later. Also, space out learning new material. Work on a topic for a set amount, switch to another topic or take a break, and then return to the original topic.
Incorporate memory techniques
Focus by using a timer, and time your study sessions
Dream about where your studies will take you in life.
Practice active learning by recall and writing.