Simple Study Tips for Getting Things Done on Time

Whether you're the kind of person who takes detailed notes complete with different highlighter colors and sticky notes or the kind that chaotically scribbles things down in one single notebook that you shove in your backpack after each class, studying is important.

We know, you've heard it a thousand times before, but sadly that's because it's true. However, studying doesn't need to look the same for everyone, as people tend to have different learning styles that can affect how they soak up the learning material. The most important thing is just doing it at all, and getting everything done on time. 

If that last part is something you often struggle with, class is now in session. Get ready to dive into some simple study tips for getting things done on time.

1. Write Down Your Deadlines

Whether you're in middle school, high school or college, you're definitely taking multiple classes at one time. All the different subjects and classes will progress at different paces (unless we're talking midterms and finals, of course), and that means different due dates. Write the dates down in one place for you to check when you need to in order to prevent accidentally running into a situation where you need to crash-write a paper the night before or walk into a test you didn't know you were supposed to prepare for.

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2. Study With a Friend

This tip is as simple as it gets: find yourself a study buddy. Sure, you might think you're going to be more likely to get distracted if you're "studying" with a friend (especially if you're an extrovert), but the key is to hold each other accountable for getting things done even if you don't realize it at first. This works even better if you combine it with the next tip.


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3. Find a Solid Study Spot

Pro tip: get out of the house. Finding a good coffee shop or public space to study, especially if you go with a friend, can motivate you to get things done without the distractions of being in your own room. After all, who hasn't accidentally spent an hour (or more) scrolling on TikTok when they meant to just take a five-minute break?

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4. Try to Relax

Stress is practically an unwritten part of the studying process, but it definitely shouldn't take over your life. Your brain will have a better intake of information if you're more relaxed, which means not rushing to get things done at the last minute. Don't panic if you aren't grasping the material as easily as you had hoped, either, as it's totally normal to not "get" everything the first time around. So, whatever you can do to try and relax while studying that still motivates you to get your work done, go for it.


At the end of the day, the way you study in order to get things done on time will depend on one thing: you. However, you can certainly give these simple tips a try for now! Plus, you can always figure out the best way to study for you based on your zodiac sign by clicking HERE.