Creating a Good Study Environment for Students

A good study environment is as important as the studying itself. Imagine if you are a very clean and hygienic person who is made to live in a messy house. The effect is much the same when you sit with your best intentions to study, but you are sitting in a completely wrong place. Sure, you’ve meditated, focused, and given yourself a pep talk, but the moment you sit down to study, the fragrance of the cookies being baked in the kitchen seems to overpower you, or the sounds of the children playing in the park outside thwart your best efforts to resist temptation. Pretty soon, you are as distracted as you could possibly be, and your studying has gone for a toss! Sigh… What goes wrong every time, you wonder, when you are trying your best?!

Well, you are in the wrong place. Where you sit to study matters a lot, when you are planning to get some serious studying done. The logical question that follows then, is how to create a good study environment? Here are a few pointers that will help you. Take care of these, and you will find that you are studying better by the day.

Useful Pointers for Creating a Good Study Environment

A Fresh Mind and Positive Attitude
Ahh… Starts off by sounding all preachy, huh? I’ll try not to be. All I will say is that, OK, so you didn’t manage your yesterday’s quota of studying, and are now lagging behind by 2 chapters, or whatever it may be. You are frustrated, pissed off yet again at yourself or whoever, for not managing to stick to your timetable, and have decided that it is not going to work today either. But no! That’s wrong. So wrong. Yesterday is over,

8 Crazy Things Students Do Before Exams

A girl making  a timetableEvery time we hear the word ‘EXAM’, it sends a chill down our spines. We all have our own share of memories with exams. When it comes to students, there are some sincere ones who start studying beforehand, and are all relaxed during the exams. Then there is this other lot who relax the entire year, and end up doing some really crazy things just before exams.
Make a Timetable
The first and foremost thing most students do is make a timetable. They decide what to study when, and waste most of the day making that timetable, which probably they don’t even follow eventually.

Collect Study Material
Some students over estimate themselves and start collecting all the books and study material available on this planet to prepare for their exams, only ending up confused and panicked. They fail to understand that they aren’t superheroes who can mug up everything in just one day.

Stare at the Wall
Suddenly, everything else becomes interesting a day before the exams, even staring at the wall. Now, you may argue that they might be thinking something. Absolutely not. Their minds are usually blank without any thoughts in it.

Contact Friends
Students try to get in touch with friends whom they do not even talk very often, asking how much of the portion they are done with. Sometimes, this acts as a boost, if they are ahead of their friends. But God forbid, if they hear that their friend is revising the syllabus, then, BOOM! Panic starts, followed by regret.

Watch Television
Students start taking breaks in between their studies. Mind you, those breaks are mostly after 15 minutes of studying. And then, once the break starts, it only ends after they have watched two-three TV series. Suddenly, realization

How to Motivate Your Child to Study

Parents want their children to succeed in life and they know that success comes with adequate knowledge. That is why, parents admit their children in good educational institutions to prepare them for life. The duty of parents is not just to get a good school for their child’s education, but to encourage them from time to time so that their interest in learning stays on. Some children are self-motivated towards learning and are self-driven to take up challenging tasks with positive attitude. Once their goal is set, they strive hard to achieve it without having to be prodded.

On the other hand, there are children who show least interest towards learning. They are not self-motivated to learn new things in life and tend to stick to easy tasks which require less effort. They need a lot of prodding to begin with something and their negative attitude leads to disinterest in learning. Parents of such children need to take that extra effort to encourage their child to study. A systematic, strategic approach is required to inculcate interest in such children. If your child is also facing this problem, it’s better to know how you can motivate your child to study so that he/she can excel in every sphere of life.

Ways to Motivate Your Child to Study

Provide a Good Study Environment
A good environment is very essential for proper learning. Disruptions and noise often disturb a child’s concentration and create difficulty in studying. A quiet room with minimum disturbance and adequate lighting should be provided so that your child feels like studying in such an environment. Creating a good study environment is in the hands of parents and they must make sure to provide one to their child.

Help in Setting Achievable Goals
Helping the child set achievable

How to Overcome Exam Fear

Tip to overcome exam fearExams are a way of assessing what a student has learned during the academic year. These allow the teachers to evaluate the learning and grasping abilities of the student. Therefore, students need to achieve good scores in the examinations. However, most students experience a lot of stress while preparing for exams. They feel a lot of pressure, as both their parents and teachers expect them to get high scores. Though it is normal to feel a little bit of fear and anxiety, there are times when the students are unable to study and perform well due to fear and anxiety. At times, students tend to forget what they have learned due to fear. Under such circumstances, they end up scoring less than they could have. Hence, it is extremely crucial for students to learn about how to overcome fear, so that they can give their examination confidently, subsequently earning good grades.

Tips for Overcoming Exam-related Anxiety

Students who feel anxious are likely to experience problems such as difficulty in concentrating while studying, confusion, feeling stressed while looking at difficult questions, feeling blank, dizziness, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. All these factors further induce fear, which in turn causes the student to feel more anxious. This can have an adverse effect on the student’s performance. Here are some tips to help students affected by exam-related fear:

Prepare Well in Advance
Students are more likely to experience fear or anxiety if they have not studied properly. There are many students who take studies lightly. Unfortunately, they keep procrastinating, and leaving everything to be studied at the last minute. As a result, when the exams are just around the corner, they feel scared, as they don’t know where to start, and what to study. Hence, the easiest way