Useful Study Habits You can Practise

Useful StudyThe manner in which a student conducts his or her studies would make or mar success in school. Pursuing a successful career first demands one to be educationally successful. A good academic foundation will eventually lead to good career development and advancement.

The following study habits will guide you towards excellence;

Motivate Yourself

Study Regularly

Keep Fit

Use Time Wisely

M.U.R.D.E.R is a study system adopted from John R. Hayes:

Mood:
Set a positive mood for you to study in. Select the appropriate time, environment and attitude.
Understand:
Mark any information you don’t understand in a particular topic; Keep a focus on one topic or a manageable group of exercises.
Recall:
After studying the topic, stop and put what you have learnt into your own words.
Digest:
Go back to what you did not understand and reconsider the information; Contact external expert sources (e.g., other books or a teacher) if you still cannot understand it.
Expand:
In this step, ask three kinds of questions concerning the studied subject;
i. What questions would I ask or what criticism would I offer?
ii. How could I apply this material to what I am interested in?
iii. How could I make this information interesting and understandable to other students?
Review:
Go over the subject you’ve covered; review what strategies helped you understand and/or retain information in the past and apply these to your current studies.

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