As the countdown to SPM and STPM exam continues, don’t let the pressure get to you! Recently, you may have spotted our ‘Share your Study Tips’ post on Hotcourses Malaysia Facebook page, a big thank you to everyone who responded! We hear you Youdon’tknowme Butiknowyou (facebook fan) when you said, “we don’t have enough time to revise EVERYTHING”, so here’s a roundup of top effective study tips, including hot tips gathered from our Hotcourses Malaysia Facebook page! See if you can spot your name.
1. IDENTIFY YOUR KEY PRODUCTIVITY PERIODS & PLACES
Do you feel more focused in the morning, afternoon or evening? Draw a timetable and stick to a study schedule. Find spaces where you can be the most focused and productive. “I think it depends on the person, I mean, in my case I prefer to listen music while I am studying, but I think most of people prefer a quieter environment”. Antonietta Gonzáles Rosas (facebook fan)
2. MAKING USE OF NOTES
Effective note taking can make all the difference. Using highlighters is a good advice from Antonietta Gonzáles Rosas (facebook fan); also, make a habit to review your notes soon after class, and briefly before the next class. At the end of the week, take some time for a longer review. “…I never start writing the answer after reading the questions. My first thing would be breaking down the question into bullet points to make sure I answer all issues raised in the question”. Bach Thu Hien (facebook fan)
“Draw a mind map on the topic given and elaborate the points, ask question on the topic you are weak at, (and) prepare a pocket note where you can carry everywhere”. Edenz PeNgz (facebook fan)
3. SEARCH FOR BETTER SOLUTIONS
If you don’t understand the study materials, don’t just re-read it. Try something else. Consult with your teacher, tutors or classmates.
4. FORM A STUDY GROUP
Try studying in a group of 3; divide the chapters into 3 parts and each member is in-charge of one part. Revise the materials thoroughly and...
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