What is the most efficient way to study in high school?

It all starts with you sitting down and committing to it. Don’t even dream of social media or games. Sit down and get real shit done. It’s time to be productive – start somewhere, anywhere (like now).


  1. It’s all about getting insight into how other people ace essay-writing and understanding literature. Read a lot of essays by other people – all top graded ones. Being on Quora and practising clear writing is a good way as well – it helped me.
  2. Terminology: You want a broad vocabulary to pick from, so best way to do it is research. I use general online essays for reference and wikipedia (the good ol’ sinner). Wikipedia has a lot of articles of literary traditions worldwide, especially old european (Shakespeare, John Donne, Milton, Prose, Poetry, Sonnets, etc.) and it also has the ‘suggested’ function by the end of an article to other related articles. Such an example could be: Memento mori – Wikipedia which references to Ars Moriendi, Ars Macabre, Ubi Sunt. Examples of their presences in literature can be found in Death Be Not Proud by John Donne, Sonnet 146 by Shakespeare and When I Have Fears by John Keats. From whatever you’ve been through in class – there will likely be a fancy corresponding term which carries history and traditions with it. You must remember these terms and apply them skillfully (when relevant). I assume you know how to analyse texts and relate them to modern and traditional society.
  3. Practice like you have an up-coming exam tomorrow all the time. You can’t write good if you’ve never done it before. Take some literature (can be according to your interest), analyse it, apply relevant knowledge to it – then write an essay expressing all these points. Remember you must know how to structure a proper essay – you can get creative, but if you suck: don’t okay. Be real with yourself.
    All ESSAYS include:
    1. A topic sentence which essentially introduced the text in a single sentence with title, author and what it’s about – one sentence.
    2. An introductory paragraph introducing the text, author, relevant background knowledge for your analysis and interpretation. Then ends in one short sentence where you sum up approx. three points that you will go into. E.g. “…prosody such as enjambments, punctuation and imagery.”
      Other functions could also be: foreshadowing, traditional context, form, meter, rhyme scheme, voltas, syllables, oxymorons, metaphors, similes, anaphora, etc. Know it, then own it.
    3. An analysis of the observed text; you can have many structures, but I suggest you either go with analysing from the first line (poetry) down, or by topic you’re going to discuss, referencing chronologically if you can.
    4. Then interpret what you have analyzed – while you do it. In each paragraph of analysis, you analyse something and explain why it is. What purpose does it serve. Can it be related to the author's life or the society it was written in (time)? and then on to next point you have to make. Just do that again and again, each time referring back a little and tying the points together. In the end all three literary devices should support your point, you mission with this essay.
    5. Conclude with tying together – you can sum up what you’ve been through, but don’t do too much repetition otherwise the essay will get boring. Tie it up and tell your audience (teacher) what all of these devices, functions and effects finalize into – does the burning house from a housewife’s perspective represent herself and her life, emulating her as a phoenix – to rise from the ashes? (Support: two words from last two lines of a poem “re-fit”, “re-form”… and automatically you complete the tricolon yourself: reborn.)
    6. End with one last strong line. Be overdramatic. “She is the phoenix reborn.
  4. Get some smart books on this stuff. For poetry I recommend: Guide to poetry by Read up on authors or topics you been through, find out what else they write about, their most impactful life-events and how it or their society affected their literature. Know all the relevant authors out there. That story about Lis in The Forest or that biography on somebody is meaningless – it’s easy, but irrelevant. You want to know and have read big authors such as Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Emma, etc.), William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Sonnet 55, 146, 147, 130, 73, etc.), Jonathhan Swift (Gullivers Travels), Lewis Carroll (Alices Adventures in Wonderland), Goerge Orwell (Animal Farm), Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird), William Blake (Songs of Innocence and Experience), etc. under your belt. Those. But more than read, you also want to understand what they are, do and the impact on history and literature that they’ve had.
  5. When writing you want to make sure you:
  • Reflect on the material
  • Show a development in your understanding of the text in regards to culture and context
  • Show detailed knowledge, understanding and perception
  • Appreciation of language, structure, technique and style – how they shape meaning
  • That your ideas are persuasively organized and developed, integrating examples from the text
  • That your language is clear and effective in conveying
  • That you have accuracy in grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary
  • That your register and style is effective and appropriate (if the text has nothing – it has nothing. Not all texts applies literary devices or hidden meanings.)
  1. Make flashcards of material to remind yourself what you must know (can’t forget), to recap at home, on your way to school or in breaks. The more you practice them, the more you will retain it. Also make them of all terms, literary devices, relevant traditions and other you can make use of or must remember. Use them regularly. You can practice your handwriting in different fonts for this too 🙂
  2. You want to discuss what you learn or think about literature on platforms or with your peers. Talk with friends or whichever nerds you have in class – typically, if you hang with them, whatever they have will be passed on to you too (like if they discuss something relevant, find something important online or have good tips etc.) Otherwise, Quora here is good. You can shape a question and give some pointers/suggestions of what you may think and ask people to give you more tips or elaborate – you can find platforms for these things as well.

Otherwise, it is important to do your best to try and stay motivated – if you don’t study at least one or two hours per day (not including weekends) you can’t do good. You can have talent and have good memory, but it will only take you so far without work. Practice can be done on something more fun and of interest to you over the boring stuff. In the end however – it all comes down to doing it. A lot of studying is psychology and you want to prime yourself for your best possible form. Persistence and believing that if you try hard enough you will make it – growth mindset. You can if you want it enough – remind yourself what the alternatives will be if you can’t motivate yourself (less freedom in latter life or whatever you may want to achieve with your education, life quality? When you turn 50 you want to be proud of your life achievement and the effort you put into yourself).

Fuel yourself whichever way works best and be mindful of yourself. Don’t procrastinate, eliminate your distractions, clean regularly (gets you into the structuring and focusing), exercise and – work. Eat right at the right times.

Sit in the kitchen or somewhere where you can’t exactly relax enough to doze off (couch, bed, comfy chair). Go to cafés or public libraries, groan, and do it. Bring your bohemian herbal tea and pc charger. Hoard off their books while you’re at it. Once you get comfortable you stop focusing and begin to relax. Don’t want that.

& now, while you’re at it – go do some literary corrections on your explanation of question 🙂 #Practice


There are two kinds of math. Math where you’re asked to work out something and show it – and math that has twisted, dark, coded questions that ask you for something simple (if even) but won’t just give it to you – you have to decipher it. Make sure you work out both right.

I suggest you start by finding past exam papers and working on them – if none are online, ask your teacher for some or do them from other schooling programmes like SAT, AP and IB. Practice those and figure out which questions you have no idea how to finish and figure out which topic they belong to. Once that is done and something has been listed/mapped out, start studying them in either your book or online (youtube videos etc.).

Write notecards for the most important points you catch – and NOT the ones you already know, but the ones you didn’t know and were surprised about or know that you will forget (because you did before maybe). THOSE are the ones you want to note down to practice later.

Then do past exams again and again, see if you get better, find markschemes if possible to grade yourself, practice and ask online or research for whatever you can’t understand from the book or in class. Keep a score of your performance and see how it goes.


  • Reading, videos and flashcards. It’s all about remembering all those terms and how they apply, how they affect each other and what tricky alternatives that exists.
  • Watch short videos summing up or explaining something shortly and see what your know or don’t know. Read in your book, study the material by cross-referencing online sources too and note them down.

Take crap notes for just reminding yourself as you learn (cause just hearing it once won’t stick) – and make real notecards to write it down beautifully. The crap notes should always be written in your natural handwriting – makes you remember better. Practice them and again, find past exam papers to practice. Practice, grade yourself with mark-schemes and keep track of your record. If there’s anything you wonder about out of genuine curiosity – ASK IT! Here on Quora if anything – I do 🙂 Don’t miss the opportunity to mix anything with interest to you.

Read your biology book – and try to do it while practising old exams – find out what it is you don’t know.

Then practise and memorise whatever material you must know. Find out what the exam requires of you by looking at the markscheme and prepare yourself according to that.

Use Mnemonics such as Did King Phillip Classically Order a Fair Green Salad(?) for the taxonomical order of species (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) for example. Do that for everything and always make them yourself. It makes it stick better if you’re the one working for it.

19 Replies to “What is the most efficient way to study in high school?”

  1. Hello!

    To start off, I would like to tell you that I will probably make a couple of grammar mistakes since english isn't my first language, feel free to correct me.

    So I guess I’ll just write my techniques here;

    Participate, most teachers will take this into account at the end of the term while grading you (In my school, a 30% of your final grade is behavior)

    Pay attention and write everything down, yes, everything, teachers often give us hints about what is going to appear in the exam (e.g. We were ‘told’ 4/10 questions in our last history exam)

    Do your homework everyday: I mean it, and go out to the blackboard so the teacher can tell you exactly why you’re wrong. (e.g. correct the exercises in front of the whole classroom in maths and the teacher will correct you and tell you exactly why you’re wrong. If you hadn’t come out, you wouldn’t know where exactly you went wrong)

    Don’t procrastinate: this is what truly does it for me tbh, I go to the library from 16:00–20:00 everyday. The decoration is really plain and I can’t distract myself, so I get a fuck ton of work done. Oh, and some weeks ago I started a challenge where I have to load my phone every Monday to 100%, and that has to last until next Monday, this way I make sure to be careful to spend a lot of time on it.

    Your notes must be clear and pretty: Okay remember what I said in nº2 about writing everything down? Well, that probably turned out pretty ugly, so write your notes again to make it understandable and to revise. If you’re some sort of calligraphy goddess and everything turned out to be neat, do it anyways, that way you’ll revise and remember everything.

    Rewrite your notes in a computer and print them off… Just do it…

    7ºNow you have your beautifully printed pages, ask your mother or father to ask you everything:

    The procedure is the following:

    *You have made your notes recently, so you remember them more or less. Maybe about a 65% of the information.*

    1. Ask your parents for about maybe 40 minutes of their time
    2. Take the photocopies and explain every concept to your parents, you can check the photocopies from time to time while explaining them. Make sure to add a little creativity to your ‘Speeches/Classes’ so that your parents don't fall asleep and so that it helps you remember. (E.g. I remember that while practicing with a friend for our History test he said: ‘Well we’re going to learn about about the proletarian revolution and Karl Marx, this won’t take us long it will take a maximum of 20 minutes, or should I say, MARXimum hehe’ those little jokes will help you remember during the exam. Pd:During this stage, make sure to understand every concept
    3. Now that you’ve completed your ‘class’, give your parents the photocopies back + a pen. Now you have to explain it all over again, without looking at the papers. Your parent will write all the mistakes you make and all the subject you forget. Revise them and start again.

    ^^^^^Repeat step 7º until you know everything ‘de pé a pá’ as we would say in Spain, that is the key for my many 1o’s in History,Biology,Economy and Philosophy. This is like the best thing ever, I promise.

    So now that we’re done with all the hacks, let’s start about how to approach every different subjects:

    (I’ll say how I study for MY subjects, since I don’t know yours)

    • Spanish: Oh Spanish, beautiful language, isn’t it? No it’s not, it’s an actual pain in the ass. We divide Spanish into two different blocks, in the one hand we have Syntaxis+Word Formation+ Vocabulary and on the other hand we have literature. To prepare for ‘Block One’ I use mainly tip nº3. To prepare for ‘Block two’ I use tip nº7
    • French: Okay, so I make sure to try to speak to the teacher in french, even if Im wrong, I just do it, we also like to organize debates for french class, and I prepare a lot of arguments so that I discover new vocab+ so the teacher knows that I’m putting an effort.I also like to write short essays for my teacher so that she can correct them+ Playing games in french and reading short news articles in French (e.g.Buzzfeed France articles) also helps a lot
    • English: Basically the same as French, participate, talk to the teacher etc.
    • Economy+History+Philosophy: Use nº7, it does wonders
    • Biology: make sure to understand everything in class, I would tell you to basically use every tip I gave you.
    • Mathematics: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Just one week before my maths exam I like to do what I call the ‘Matemaratón’ where I basically make a list of every single exercise we’ve done over the term and do it. Then check if my exercise is right, if it’s not, try again and ask the teacher the day after.
    • Physics and Chem: Same as Mathematics, practice makes perfect.
    • Ethics+Religion+Art+P.E.+Swimming: do some bomb-ass essays and try your best in the last three (you can always do more drawings for extra credit)

    So that was all I hope I helped at least a lil bit, it does help me a lot (I’m a senior with an average of 9.4/10 and I think I’m in the top 3 of the whole curse)

    Please correct me if I made any mistake. Thank you and good luck with everything!

  2. 4.0 GPA strategy:

    Back in the day, I used this trick to bump my calculus grade from a B to an A, and my ACT math score also jumped five points. Not bad, eh?

    Write down everything you don’t understand.

    Meet with your teachers before/after school and work through those topics with them.

    Teachers love doing this—it’s why they do what they do.

    Stop banging your head against a wall, and get the most of your taxpayers’ dollars by working with your teacher. 🙂

    Simple. Don’t go it alone.

  3. Best answer, don’t study. Why? Because studying is a waste of time.

    I agree to an extent that it is necessary to memorize formulas and key events and how things work, yes, but don’t devote a mass of time to just rereading material and going over problems like fifteen times. Understand your basic knowledge AND pay attention in class, take notes and such. Really you won’t need to study if you do this. During high school a bunch of my classmates and I would look over formulas and past worksheets minutes before the test just to refresh our memories and we all had graduated in the top 10% or my class. *this was especially useful if you have a full courseload taking 4–6 AP courses*

    Not only did we not stress as much as other kids, it allowed us to focus in class and get decent sleep/free time outside of school, thus, if it works for you, enough time to game.

  4. Lots of great suggestions here, folks!

    If only Quora existed when we were in high school! 🙂

    I’m not surprised that so many people are singing the praises of note-taking (specifically, by hand), most of our tutors swear by it. When it comes to revising what’s important, you’ll be thanking yourself, and note-taking is a great habit to get into, if you’re planning on going into further education.

    I’d also add how important it is to put a bit of thought into how you’re going to organise the notes you’ve taken. I think most people can relate to the image of a rucksack stuffed with half-scribbled, half screwed-up sheets of A4. In the end, though, that won’t help you achieve much more than a trip to the nearest recycling point.

    Tidy notes = a tidy mind. If you pay more attention to the way you take and organise your notes, you’ll pay more attention to the stuff you’re actually making the notes about. All this stuff is connected.

    I see others have mentioned study groups, too – something else we love to see at Tutorean. Time and time again you can see such a strong correlation between students that take a bit of ownership over their education, and rising grades at school.

    So many students have an idea that education should be some tortuous, solitary ordeal. It really doesn’t have to be. Get some of your friends together, and help each other! As long as you put away any distractions (keep them for a reward when you’re finished), you might actually find yourself enjoying studying!

    We agree study are plans are great – essential even, but we like to see them broken into smaller chunks. Chances are you will be taking an exam at some point. If your study plan is just one long list that ends with “EXAM”, I don’t blame you for wanting to procrastinate. I would too.

    With a set of smaller and more achievable goals, on the other hand, you can see the progress you’re making, and it’s all a lot less overwhelming.

    Plus, after you’ve ticked off one mini-milestone, you can enjoy a well-earned weekend off. A long term study plan without breaks and time off, isn’t an effective study plan. Others have mentioned this too, but it’s worth reinforcing. We all can’t be wrong!

    Not only do you need a bit of time to put your feet up and blow off a bit of steam, your brain needs a bit of time to absorb all the things you’re cramming into it, and recharge. If you plan one huuuuuuuge break from studying (say, a week), you’re never going to want to start again. If you allow yourself shorter and more regular time-rewards, you’ll stay fresh, motivated and won’t get bogged down.

    We know things can get a little overwhelming when you’re in secondary school.

    Sometimes, finding a tutor can help.

  5. Make a timetable or schedule.  It is proven by researchers that the top students have timetables. Within these timetables they not only include subjects to study  but extra curricular activities and in your case you gaming can be one.  This will help you mentally as your mind will not get tired of just studying and you will be doing something you love to do. In terms of  how to study this is my advice for you:

    • Mind maps- Mind maps are a great way to visualise your ideas and link certain points to others so you can be gaining knowledge through a more creative way.
    • Note taking- Note taking is another great way to study. During class first take as many meaningful notes as you can. This is the base line for note taking. Next summarise these notes as it helps formulate and make clear the meaning.  After this recite your notes and the ideas of your notes in your own words not.  This helps you understand your notes in your own words. Later reflect on your notes then spend around 10–15 mins every week going over your notes. I do this and it helps me in my studies
    • Balance of everything-Like I said previously, don't just hit the books but try to have some free time to yourself doing a sport or baking etc. In my free time I like to tidy or text my friend but I don't get carried away with doing all of these. I recommend you to find something else you enjoy to do other that gaming to add to your extracurricular. Maybe try gardening or signing up to the local swim team.  Overall make sure you don't just study, make sure you have a balance of extra curricular and study to ensure you do the best in your academics.
  6. Find what you're passionate about and work towards it. Put that passion into other areas in your life that might need the extra kick such as…classes.

    It's good that you want to do well and get good grades. Just know that your grades aren't everything (no matter what they tell you). Now that it's settled, let's begin.

    1. You're in school. Study. Revise. Start on your assignments. Basically dedicate and devote your entire time in school for school. Don't sleep and gossip unnecessarily.
    2. Get enough sleep. Yes, you're young and you feel like you can conquer the world. But seriously, zzz's are more important then you think.
    3. Take down notes and pay attention in class. Even if it's the most boring class ever, there has to be a reason you're taking it, right? Find one and use it to motivate you. You could also meet up with your teacher after classes for some advice and tips or just to ask questions about the lesson.
    4. Read. A lot. It's always better to have more information then less.
    5. Understand what you're learning but also…memorize. There are always certain chunks of information.That you have to memorize. Use flash cards, recordings, whatever you need to memorize them. Just make sure you understand what you're memorizing.
    6. Hang out with friends who know how to play and also to study. Or you can hang out with the librarian and study there. Just make sure not to play too much or study too hard. Balance then out.
    7. Go home. Practise. Revise. Do it until the information you need are at your fingertips. You can also read up on the lesson before class or make your own condense notes. Repetition is key here.
    8. Tutor someone. When you can teach a person what you've learnt, then you have become a master.
    9. Enjoy your high school life. Don't be one of those who say they hated their high school later on. Make an effort to get involved in any way you can and have fun. You're only in high school once in a lifetime.
    10. Love yourself and ignore all the rest. High school kids are just that. Kids. They can be extremely immature and rash. Your social hierachy in high school won't matter much later on in life.
  7. Try mind mapping like these ones below:

    Write your essay plan

    Learning Languages such as English

    Write a Book or Novel Summary

    Book Summary of Call of the wild

    Preparing for your maths exam

    Time Management

    Find out more:

    How to Mind Map Your Work Effectively: Fast Solutions

    Mind Mapping Tool for Students to Go Easy with Courseworks

    How to Take Notes with Mind Maps – Mind Map Software

  8. You cannot balance gaming and learning, because gaming can be addictive if you do too much of it. You may have to give it up during the school year.

    Not just any obsession 1

    Not just any obsession 2

    This is a compilation of many past answers on studying:

    1) “The best way to learn, is to teach someone else what you are trying to learn. This is maybe the most time consuming method, but it delivers the highest comprehension level and best long term retention.”

    2) Create tests for the subject -” Creating tests is a good way to study, but valid and reliable tests is a subject of study on its own. Students have to be taught how to do this first. There are different levels of learning and most students stick with memorization. Their “difficult” questions are picky, unnecessary details. I showed them through examples the difference between a memorization, knowledge application and problem solving question.”

    3) Condense the information into the briefest form you can and still recall what it is about:“You should be reading and doing homework on a regular basis. One day before the exams you should be reviewing your notes to refresh what you already know.

    Take a small 3 X 5 card and write down everything you think you should know for the exam, but do not know. Once it is full that is about all the learning you will be able to do and still remember it tomorrow.”

    4) Convert data that must be memorized into visuals

    “Create images based on the words/phrases you are memorizing. My daughter had this book with “picture images” of all the state capitals. Her favorite was a hairless (nude) hamster boarding a Concorde jet for Concorde, New Hampshire.”

  9. One effective method I’ve used to study efficiently over the past few years has been really simple.

    All you need to do is rewrite your notes. Handwritten.

    Usually, just reading off your notes or notecards takes too much effort and time and truthfully doesn’t present you with any great results. Simply re-reading your study preparations often leaves out gaps in your understanding due to how quickly you read. By writing these notes again, you effectively slow down the studying process, yet you, by the end of it, will realise how much more you remember.

    Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California conducted a study that concluded that handwriting was a more effective tool to study than typing. This is as the transcription process of handwriting your notes is slower than the quick nature of typing down notes, therefore you essentially boost how much you can retain by prioritising (and subsequently thinking about) key terms and key ideas presented by the lecturer. So if you want to maximise efficiently studying throughout the year, I would highly recommend you try to handwrite some notes.

    Since I’ve learned this, I bought myself a new pen and journal and got to work. Rewriting my notes before an exam has provided great results, and continues to be my go-to strategy to this day.

  10. I’m a sophomore at Project 985. My senior high school is not the key one in my hometown. My score sucks in my senior high school and even myself never thought that I would be admitted by this key university. My suggestion is to seek your motivation and pour yourself into. Only when you consider study as entertainment, you move in closer to the final target. Don't use phone if lacking of self-control. Get up early amd make plan every day. Having a buddy in similar type and encouraging each other would be more easy during this long even dull process. The most important thing is not give up. The best way is the one suitable for yourself. Hope it help. FIGHTING.

  11. Word hard but work smart.

    Track the subjects that you’re weakest in and work in improving them.

    Try group studies.
    Try studying outdoor

    Try buying books that are related to the subject


    Avoid your smartphone

    Avoid your laptop for entertainment uses

    You should be good. Even if you don’t achieve the highest grades, do your best and leave the rest to fate!

    • Do classwork and assignments
    • Form a study group if you need it
    • Manage your time
    • Block off time for studying and for fun
  12. Ask questions when you need it
  13. Look for available resources if you are not comprehending the material
  14. Repeat studied material over the course a number of times, there is a theory about repetition and the length between impression of each one. People absorb so much material and will naturally forget some, repeating it throughout the week enhances learning.
  15. Apply what you learn.
  16. Read the textbook before class.
  17. It isn’t really about which study method you use, to be honest as far as I’m concerned there is no best study method, you just have to study. What I’m trying to say is every study method is the best study method, there is no special secret method that allows the 4.0 students to get a perfect 100 on a test, they simply sit down, and struggle for hours on end until they finally understand the material.

    However I can give you some tips on how you can stay above the game, first of all, get some super smart friends, my how they have saved me, when you don’t understand they will help you, and they usually have everything done early, you help them they help you. Once me, and my friend were tutoring each other, I helped him in math, and he helped me in science since Biology isn’t really up my forte, and we both ended up with a nice A on our grade book on our test grades.

    Stay after school, and get some help from a teacher, trust me you’ll understand much better after he explains it one on one with you, even if you don’t understand it the second time, just you going to ask him shows him that you are being responsible for your learning, and he’ll have a new view of you as a student.

    Lastly just go home, and study, it isn’t about what’s efficient, you just have to sit down, and do the work, if you come back, and study for 4 hours, you’ll get it no matter what it maybe, Science, Math, English, Social Studies etc.

    I hope this helped.

  18. Here are several ideas:

    • Make certain you get sufficient sleep, eat well and get sufficient physical exercise each and every week.
    • Focus on the now and the near-future. Forget about the past and do not worry about the distant future.
    • Clear away clutter. Do Not study using your laptop computer, nor iPad nor cell phone. Away from sight and no sound.
    • Ask questions in class, and see the teachers after class or after school if you don’t understand something.
    • Study with a peer-group when possible: again No electronics
    • Granted, from time to time, you may have to go on the internet to get some information. But limit that time. Then turn off the WiFi, turn off the e-mail program, turn off the messaging programs, and use the Excel or other programs that you need for your course.


  19. You have to try a variety of methods to find one that works for you. There is no “magic bullet” when it comes to learning anything—what works for one person may not for someone else.

    Your use of the word “efficiently” does interest me a bit because it implies “most study in least amount of time.” That’s commonly called “cramming” and it’s generally the last resort of desperate students, not an actual study method. And it brings me back to a point I seem to need to keep making to students: time management is possibly the most important skill you need in high school (and one that will benefit you later). Simply planning ahead and setting aside time to study, and knowing when studying is most important, are two major factors.

    High GPA is actually a separate question, as studying alone may not produce the grades necessary to compete with others, if that is your goal. Without knowing how your specific school weights grades, that is hard to answer specifically. Generally, the cautions recipe is to be sure to do well in required classes and only take electives that you know you will do well in—but that is no way to live your life!

  20. OK, so you get bad grades because you do not know how to study? Are you trying to study? Do you own a highlighter? If so, throw it away. You will only end up with a book of a different color because you will highlight everything. Been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Set aside 30 minutes each day for study. Read the book and then write down in your own words what you just read in a notebook. Build your notes off of the materials, and then you will have the work in your own words. Yea, it's a little bit of work, but it will pay off when you get ready to take an exam. It worked for me, and my grades were the pits while in high school!

  21. What are the most effective and the best study method in high school

    There is no “Best Method” that suit all. Nothing us gonna work unless you work.

    “On the way of success there is no shortcut, but no one tell you to walk all the way.”

    I am gonna tell you some method, but they are only gonna work if you work

    1. Cornell Note taking System Use this system while in school to take notes. This very effective.(Just google it, I am too lazy to explain it)
    2. Feynman Technique This is the best way to study and revise. Just Imagine there is a small kid sitting in front of you. Then explain your “Student” all the concept they way your teacher does. Take care to use your rough copy as “Blackboard’

    Try this Techniques. If they don’t work Comment

  22. Niels you need to find out what is the best way you can learn and retain before you start studying. Understand your learning style and then apply that to your learning. See my answer below to get an idea of what I am talking about. Once you know your style, you will find more success.

    Sashi Gavani's answer to What is the best way to memorize or remember what you study/read?

  23. Attend all classes and Pay Attention to what is revirws and presented

    takes notes

    read Textbook lessons and what was covered

    join or form Study Group

    review what Topics were covered

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