I am a very big procrastinator and I don't really know how to study before test, and in my high school I have approximately 4 tests a week. Any tips on studying for a test?

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Preparing for a test involves creating a plan by which a student can identify the core issues that will be addressed in a given test and dividing the larger task of “studying” into a set of smaller steps. Changing the habit of procrastination will not be accomplished all at once....

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Preparing for a test involves creating a plan by which a student can identify the core issues that will be addressed in a given test and dividing the larger task of “studying” into a set of smaller steps. Changing the habit of procrastination will not be accomplished all at once. Identifying the stumbling blocks that are influencing the student to resist engaging with the course material is crucial to moving away from procrastinating.

One important aspect that many students avoid is creating a calm time and space in which to study. Removing distractions is a key element of this step: turn off the phone and avoid social media while studying. Adding to study time in small increments is also effective. On the first day, dedicate twenty minutes to studying a particular subject, then add five minutes each day.

Quizzing oneself frequently is also helpful. Stopping at regular intervals and reviewing the material covered is a good way to determine what remains to be learned. Flashcards will be very useful in this step.

Students often avoid the subject in which they have the poorest grades or consider the most difficult. A change in strategy can help solve this problem. Tackle this subject first, even if only for a short time. Concentrate on identifying your strengths first, and then examine the difficult areas. Then break those problems down into smaller units, and identify which aspects are causing the problem so you can concentrate on them.

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