"Studying smart" is a phrase often used by students, parents and teachers to
mean "studying in an intelligent and effective way"
Not all methods of
studying are intelligent or effective. For example, a person who does not pay
attention in class or who does not do his homework on time is certainly not
intelligent. He will not learn effectively and his grades will suffer. The
result of this is that he will not be able to keep up with his
peers. Even if he goes for private tuition
he will be always trying to catch up, if he ever does at all.
So the first
thing about studying smart is to pay fullest attention when a lesson is first
being taught in class. Your learning will be quick and effective. Ask questions
if there is anything that you do not understand. The teacher will be pleased to
help. Do your homework and assignment on time and you will never have a
backlog of work. You are ever ready for the
Furthermore, being up to date with your school work means you do
not have to take private tuition on any subject. this saves money and you will
have time for leisure or recreation.
Revision books and guides are aplenty
these days. Use them with care. Having more than one revision book per subject
is waste of money. Also learning from too many books only serves to confuse you
and take up precious time.
Finally, know the format of the examinations and
practice the previous years' questions to familiarize yourself with them. When
the actual examinations come, you will know how to handle the questions.