5 Study tips to help achieve your goals



Assessments, tests and exams can be super stressful, especially the studying part. Try these 5 awesome study tips and ace that next exam:


  1. Set your study goals

Before you hit the books, try this: write down your realistic study goals. Your list can include the following:

  • What are the marks/grades that I’m aiming for?
  • How much do I need to study each day to reach those marks?
  • What steps do I need to put into place to achieve this?

Being prepared and having a plan is your first step in succeeding, which brings us right to tip number two.


  1. Make a study plan

There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get the night before a big test and you’re trying to cram all the studying in because you’ve left everything to the last minute.

We suggest using a study planner to plan your time and work schedule in advance, breaking down the work into manageable pieces.

Don’t know where to start with your study plan? Check out these great free templates1.


  1. Take study breaks – often

Taking regular short breaks is extremely important and beneficial. It not only helps improve your focus, but can boost your productivity too.

Try doing this next time you need a break:

  • Take a short walk around the garden, park, block or neighbourhood.
  • Take a 10 minute swim.
  • Make yourself a hot drink or snack.
  • Play with a pet.
  • Have a chat with a family member or friend.


  1. Embrace technology

Personalise your studying with online study tools; after all, studying is no longer just jotting things down on a piece of paper, although the hand-written method still has its place.

Try one of these handy apps2 to improve your study methods.


  1. Stay motivated

Last, and most important, a positive attitude will keep you feeling motivated and ready to take on the world. Don’t know where to start? Learn how to build your confidence here3.

Your attitude has a big impact on the level of studying that you get done and the effectiveness of your learning process, so remember to breathe, smile and take each day as it comes. Now, go ace those exams.




  1. http://www.scheduletemplate.org/study.html (Attached)
  2. https://www.unigo.com/get-to-college/college-prep/the-6-best-study-apps (Attached)
  3. Benzac blog article https://www.benzac.jpdev.co.za/5-ways-to-build-your-confidence/

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