The heftiest issue faced by students is how to be more effective at studying. They may be putting in a lot of effort, spending hours and still won't be good at studying. Studying for many hours straight does not imply that you're learning everything you read or even understanding it. To learn and understand the concept, you have got to be more effective and productive while studying. Efficient learning means that you'll spend the least number of hours studying to grab the maximum essence of your subject. 
Maximizing your efforts in a correct and effective way ensures the productivity of your study. Here we're going to list a few tips to help you be more efficient at study.

Have a thorough look at syllabus: 

  • Before you sit down and dwell in studying, have a look at your syllabus and make a list out of it. Organize your resources of study beforehand. Looking at the syllabus also means to have a look at the prior exams papers. This helps you in understanding the paper pattern as well as helps in grabbing the concepts.  

Make a study plan: 

  • Now that you have gathered your resources and the syllabus, you need to have a study plan. This study plan will help you in utilizing your resources in the most effective manner. You should strictly stick to your studying plan and not to deviate in any circumstances. If you have some issues to look after, you can slightly change the schedule to fit your needs. Devote this time for only studying. 

Have a positive mindset: 

  • For things to be absorbed by your mind, the mind needs to be clear as a crystal. A positive approach will help you remain calm when studying. Going to study with a negative mind decreases the level of productivity as well as your learning capabilities. Say some positive words to yourself to motivate your mind. Throw out any negative thoughts that won't let you study in peace.  

Study at a peaceful place: 

  • The place where you study dominates your learning abilities. Having the least distractions effectively enhances the output of our brain that results in studying better. Having distractions would only shift your focus from time to time into useless things. A place at home where nobody intervenes or even a library. Libraries are quiet that create a perfect environment for studying. 

Study in time intervals: 

  • Studying straight for many hours only exhausts our mind as well as body. Hours wasted and learnt nothing. The best technique is to study in short time intervals. This means taking a break after studying for a certain time period. This helps you absorb the knowledge you gained and store it in your mind effectively. Research shows that you can only concentrate for 35-40 minutes effectively. This means you should approximately study for 40 minutes and then take a break for 10 minutes. This prepares your mind to process and store more information.  

Evaluate your studying progress: 

  • After you have learnt your desired subject, you need to take a quiz of yourself. This lets you know where you stand. Create a quiz for yourself. Either it can be oral or written but that depends on how you want it. You can have help from the previous exams to be more precise at evaluating yourself. This lets you know your deficiencies and makes you aware of what to prepare more effectively. 

Read loudly while taking notes: 

  • Converting your learnt knowledge into written form lets you learn it better. Research suggests that if you read loudly while reading or writing, you're more likely to remember it. Using more senses while studying helps you incorporate the information in your mind.  

Make your own notes: 

  • Making your own notes is the best way to contain your information. This helps you understand the complex concepts in a reasonable way. You can take help from other notes or multiple books to create your own notes. You're more aware of your handwriting and the information you put together. This lets you have better chances of recalling your own notes rather than using someone else's.