You spend a lot of time at school. You sit in class, go to lunch, and walk the halls everyday. You may as well use your time wisely while you are there. Then, you can have more free time when you don’t have to be in school. These three ways to study at school will help you take advantage of your time so that you have plenty of time to study and participate in all of your other activities.
Many teachers offer extra time in classes to get things done. If you are working on a project, doing a lab experiment, or participating in a small group discussion, there is often time left over after you have completed the task. Instead of chatting, daydreaming, or doodling you can do a quick practice question for the SAT, or pull out some flashcards to practice for a few minutes. Ask you teacher if she has some reading that relates to class, such as a short journal article or a poem. Using a few minutes of leftover class time everyday can boost your skills and save you time in the long run. You have to be in class anyway, so use your time well.
Do you have a free period during the day? What do you usually do during that time? Instead of hanging out with friends, wandering the halls, or texting, you could study in the library. Your school library has a lot of resources to help you study. Ask your librarian about test prep books. Find a quite corner and settle in to study before your next class. It might be hard to give up some of your free time, but on Saturday and Sunday you will be thankful you did.
Make studying a game with your friends. Hold competitions at lunch to see who can get the most flashcards right, or who can do the math problems the fastest. A little friendly competition is a great way to make studying fun. If you are doing it with your friends, you are also more likely to do it regularly. Make your lunch more exciting when you start up some good natured study games. Even word game apps or math apps are a great way to study with friends during those little breaks.
Improve Your Skills
The more you can use school time to study, the less you will have to study at night or on the weekends. Precious little minutes can add up to a lot of improved skills and great SAT scores.