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Are there any fun study techniques that make studying more enjoyable?

My students are always coming to me to ask for effective exam tips and different study skills for students that they can use to get better grades. I have always shared the tried and tested studying tips because I believe they are the most effective. However, I have realized that most students already know that if they want to study better they should look for a suitable environment, create a plan, get enough sleep and exchange information with other students. While these are effective study habits, they do not make learning enjoyable. I would like to know different fun study techniques I can share with my students to make studying more enjoyable for them.

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Donald Ward on January 18, 2018

Sometimes students need studying techniques that make studying less serious and more fun and enjoyable. If a student is always locked inside a quiet room trying to study, they can easily get bored and might not look forward to studying. However, if the technique incorporates something different they have never tried, they will look forward to it and they are more likely to stay focused and learn a lot during the study session.

Yes. There are numerous fun ways to study that students at different levels of education can use. These include:

Rewards: Everyone likes to be appreciated when they have done something great. Therefore, it is a good idea to encourage your students to reward themselves every time they study or complete a difficult assignment. When they have something to look forward to, it is more likely that they will put a lot of effort towards studying. Students in colleges or universities can use reward apps like Writtenkitten.co. This app rewards the user with a kitten every time they type 100 words. It might be a great companion for students when they are trying to write essays or assignments.

Thinking on the Move: Students are trained to study in one room for an extended period of time without moving. This is not a very good strategy because the student might easily get bored and lose their focus. Instead of advising them to study in quiet environments, encourage them to think on the move. They can memorize different concepts while walking to school; they can study at coffee shops or even at the park to make things more interesting.

Song Writing: This technique is very common in primary schools. Teachers teach their students simple songs that help them remember difficult concepts. It might seem a bit childish but it actually works. Just ask your students to create a song in their own words that will help them remember a simple class concept.

Recordings: This is a very effective exam tip. All the student needs to do is record different concepts and save them into their mp3 player. They can listen to the  recording when commuting to school, while jogging or doing any other task. This makes it easier to remember different concepts and it makes it unnecessary to open a book every time they want to go through a topic.

These are very effective student study skills that every student can benefit from. Test them with your students to see how well they receive them and whether or not they are effective.

Brian Warnera year ago

Sharing fun study techniques with your students will definitely make them improve in class. The best thing about using fun techniques is the fact that it makes studying look less like a chore. However, I would suggest you look at every student individually and provide a solution based on their needs. This is because people respond differently to different things. One student might find it very easy to study using these fun techniques and another might find it easier to use traditional studying techniques like creating plans and studying where there aren’t any distractions. A teacher always knows his or her students best. You can tell what will work for one student and what will not work for another. Therefore, do not provide a one-size- fits-all kind of solution to your students. Treating every student as an individual will yield even better learning results because each student’s needs will be met.


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