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I agree that you have to find the best time to study. If you are a morning person, get up before school and study instead of doing it at night. If you're a night owl, don't start studying right after school. Wait until you've had some rest and get your second wind, so you're fresher.
I am also a night owl, so that is when I do most of my work (both academic and physical). You have to set a schedule for yourself. It seems like you would be in class during the morning time. Either way, set a schedule for yourself and include the study time frame. Also, don't study in isolation. Study groups are really good to try. Also, study in a relaxing room, make yourself comfortable, and make sure you are well fed and rested. I also recommend studying with the television on or nice soothing music in the background. This helps my mind go to a relaxing place when it starts to wander around.
Is there some reason that you need to study in the morning instead of the night? Studies have shown that teens are not really that good at being awake and alert in the early mornings.
If you have to study in the early morning, my only suggestion would be to go to bed earlier so that you can reset your body to function better in the morning. Also, it is important to eat breakfast so that you have some fuel in your body to keep you alert in the morning.
Just because you study at night does not make you lazy! It just means that that is the best time for you personally to study. Some people can study in the morning, some at night. Also, if you are studying at all you are not being lazy and being much more productive and grade conscious than many of your peers (trust me). Don't get down on yourself because you think you are being lazy. Focus on studying when you feel is the best time and you will be just fine.
Hope this helps!
I think it is best to study in the morning because you are fresh and focused after you get ready. For me if I study at night it makes me feel tired and lazier. Take breaks after a long period of study time and sleep to help you feel refreshed.
As a college student, I always feel overwhelmed, and this caused me to become slightly lazy when it comes to studying. From one student to another, I suggest that you have to understand that this is for your own self-benefit. Don't you want better grades and a higher GPA? Also, study as soon as you get home, or if you're tired, take a power nap and study in chunks. If you overload your brain with too much information, then it would be impossible to retain. I suggest you study in 20 - 25 increments, highlight and take notes, and take 5 - 7 minute breaks in between studying to soak in the information. Also, you need sleep. Studies suggest that we sleep for 6 - 8 hours every night to feel replenished and it helps for your brain to recover and retain information.
I always find that it is better to establish a routine for exercise, study and sleep. Our bodies have their own "natural clock" and we must make good use of what feels right. Many adolescents seem to be night owls but I think you can "teach" yourself some basic things to reroute your body clock. Eat at approximately the same time every evening, don't exercise after 9:00 p.m., and go to bed at the same time every night. If you listen to music or read for 30 minutes or so before sleeping this will help you to fall asleep. Make a plan for all of these things.
I have also found that shorter, daily study blocks seems to assist with retention. In college I used a study plan that consisted of daily 15 -45 minute sessions per class which prevented me from having to cram for that exam at the last minute. As a result I was able to get mostly A's with a few B's. It requires discipline but it also allows you more free time in the long run.
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