Last week I took another Chemistry test. Unlike the previous test, I didn’t study hours upon hours because I had another test a few days earlier I needed to study for. I really only studied the night before and the morning of the test, although I reviewed a little material a week before. The amazing thing was I got the same grade that I received on the previous test.
Now I realize studying isn’t about quantity, but quality. If I study more efficiently and not try to study for the sake of putting hours into a subject, I retain more information and am a more balanced person overall.
I recently stumbled across Cal Newman’s blog called Study Hacks. Cal Newman is a professor who has a strong interest in what makes people successful, and has written several books on making students successful. He has so many tips on his blog but a few of my favorites are The Zen Valedictorian and Of Pre-Med Schedules and the Possibility of Finishing Your Work Before Dinner. These articles both suggest that with proper time management, good grades can be done without excess times and stress.