101. Follow the KISS principle always. It says “Keep it simple stupid”. Don’t make studying more complicated and boring than it has to be. Do not multitask. This is backed up by research.
102. Having a personal study timetable for a week helps turn study into routine. On any given day you will know what you want to study. In this way studying becomes a habit that you do without agonizing over it. It calms you to not worry about it and you just do it normally.
103.Here is what a student said “I was struggling with my education when I was in JSS. But in my SS1 I was introduced at Mason College to study skills. Today I am one of the best in my class”.
104. Start preparing for JAMB, WAEC AND NECO many months before they come up. It has been proven that “PERFECT PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE. Starting your preparations a few weeks or months before the exams is a no-no!
105. When you fail a test, stay positive. Don’t get angry or discouraged. Look at those things you got right and not only those you got wrong. Stay positive always. The tide turns at the lowest ebb. Your attitude at that point is what is important.
106. When you study do not lean your body. Scientifically this will put you in a sleepy mood. Sit straight and study.
107. If you don’t know what you can study or have poor notes ask your classmate or a teacher to help you prepare a study timetable or study guide.
108. Break down your REVISION NOTEBOOK into different sections for your study. Remember that your Revision Note book must be like a pocket hand book. Fill each section with important details from your study sessions for later use. But remember that writing something in your REVISION NOTEBOOK (called THE RED NOTE in Mason College) is almost equal to reading the same stuff 5 times.
109. Try to get the encyclopedia Britannica if you have a computer or lap top at home. When you read your topics from these CDs it can even get more interesting and fascinating.If connected to the net you can read directly from their websites.
110. Pay attention to concepts in all your subjects. Use the glossary at the end of your textbooks. The words are defined as used in the topic or chapters where they appear.
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