Love it or hate it, studying is just one of those things you have to do if you want to pass well but it can get so boring. Here are 5 ways to get over the boredom and have fun while studying.
Make your study notes pop
There are so many ways for you to make your study notes exciting. Using different colours to write and highlight different subjects and points will help you remember your work, as well as keep your brain interested in reading for longer. Why not add some sketches and doodles to your notes as well? Or, you can stick in some pictures or stickers. Have fun decorating your notes, and you’ll be more likely to want to actually read them. Just make sure you don’t overdo the decorations- adding them should add to the information, not distract you from it.
Get dramatic with your readings
Reading while studying can get quite tiring and boring after a while- so why not read out loud? Not just in a monotone voice either- add in some accents, songs or even rap a paragraph or two! Yeah it sounds silly, but that’s kind of the point - you’re more likely to remember your notes if you’ve sung them out to the beat of your favourite song.
Using scents makes sense
Did you know that your sense of smell can help you remember information on the day of your exam? That’s right! Next time you’re studying, why not light a scented candle, or spray a perfume or deodorant in the air or over your notes? Remember to have that scent with you on the day of your exam as well - this can remind you of what you studied at home.
Study with a friend
If you’re friends with someone (or a few people) in your class, you can have a study session together and keep each other on track. Studying with someone else can help motivate you and keep you awake and paying attention. Just make sure you guys don’t get too distracted!
For more tips on building your ultimate study squad, check out this article.
Make it a game
Keep your mind sharp and alert by challenging yourself to complete past papers, or go through your notes in a certain amount of time. If you’re studying with someone else, you can have mini competitions or quiz one another about the topic. This tip works great, especially if you have a competitive streak!
Studying can be as fun (or as boring) as you make it. There aren’t any rules that say you can’t be creative, silly or weird when you’re revising your work, so why not give one (or all) of these tricks a try? Have fun!