But for things like maths and science, doing practice questions (also reviewing textbook, notes etc) are personally the best ways to study.
I will give you some advice that I use to this date and they work well for me. You can give it a try if you want. I use a technique called Pomodoro. Basically, a single Pomodoro session is 25 minutes of working and 5 minutes of taking a break from your work. After 5 Pomodoros, take an extended break of 30 minutes. This helps me because I never get bored with what I am doing. I also have a separate desk for studying and I study in a full silent place. I normally put music without words and the ones that are not too catchy or exciting. This way I will not get distracted by the music. I normally listen to piano or classical music since it is my favorite genre. I have this strategy where I take a bunch of paper clips and when I am done with a part of my work, I put one paper clip into the empty container on my desk. It helps me think that I am making progress. Also, try to tell yourself that you are in your control, and that way you might stop procrastination. And finally, only put things that you will need throughout your study on your desk and keep your desk clean. Good luck studying mens)))
Watch youtube meanwhile doing your homework. That makes you more productive
It is what works better for you. For me:
Read and doing exercises, in highschool my book had only an essay matter, I hate to write.
for physics, i feel like re-making notes and making summary is absolutely useless. 100% full focus on practicing tons of questions
if u dont want to do anything, tell urself to just do something for 2 minutes and after that, if you feel liek you can keep going you keep going. if not, dont. do it later. set an alarm for 2 minutes. it helps alot.
clean space without distraction
no mobile phone
I personally got rid of notebooks, started doing my own notes with A4 sheets and they've been working for me. After a new subject i put some exercises that envolves the most of the subject. Also, putting formulas on someplace visible is quite nice. I used to put them at the background of my desktop. If you do with friends, you can also ask each other important stuff.
Also, i always divide my studies on two per day. When i used to study for national exams it would be like Math/Phisics in 1 day, Biology/Chmistry in the other, and so on. One thing that actually helped is to read everything u studied in the day at night before sleeping. And, ofc, always have your exercises-only days
regular studying shows best results
testing is extremely beneficial to studying (memorising)
breaks are beneficial
also cramming last minute does actually work to certain degree
this is from psychological studies on learning
for math you just have to learn the type of problems your prof gives on the tests
for shit you do dont care about: just memorize
for shit you are interested in: understand it, that way you dont have to memorize nothing
I wrote 80 A4 pages of exercises in the lead up for the exam of the hardest Maths course at my uni and passed comfortably despite struggling with the earlier Math courses where I didn't do such extensive preparation.
Writing it down over and over again and applying the knowledge in different ways really helped me.
revision and question practice . make short notes of your own and revise that
For learning theory, just flip through all the pages at first, then read the chapter names, first and last sentence of each chapter and then start going through each ch. by reading the bold text, after which go to the assignments or practical exercises to have a general knowledge about what is required. Only after you done this start studying as you already have a map in your head and a general idea about what each section of the information contains. It seems like an hassle but it's actual a faster method since you assimilate knowledge much faster. It's just how the brain works.
Write memos during class and underline stuff the prof says in the book as he is going through his lecture.I know it's hard expecialy during this online era as most of students end up sleeping through the lecture but trust me , this is the best way , learn during the lecture.
Most of the time what your prof says is about 60% of what you need to know , and depend of what grade you want you just need to upgrade more on what the profesor said.
Listed to a Korean boy , our parents made us into study machines.
You only "learn" something by turning the learning knowledge into your knowledge. If you learn exactly every word or formula without "digesting", you won't learn that much, just like eating and throw up.
Get some personal notes with your comment on what you don't understand in the textbook, that's one way to learn.
if u dont wanna study, it clearly means ur not interested in your major. so the best is just to not study or quit ^^
my best method:
get so fucking early out of bed