10 Study hacks every students should know!

Meritnation|Jul 9th, 2014 05:17pm

Summer vacations are about to get over and preparation for SA 1 examination will soon kick start. Students are bound to be loaded with piles of holiday homework and class test schedules. Let us share with you, some simple and cool study hacks that can be adopted to make life a students much easier.


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1. The mnemonic device

Easily remember sequences and key concepts – like BODMAS in Maths or  “i” before “e” except after “c” for english grammar– makes learning a lot simpler.




2. Download free apps to study on the go.

Check out Tables app, IITJEEnius app and Meritnation Study App which  lets you study and review notes instantly . Too much work? thanks to mobile devices you can browse through ready study material and revision notes & formule for quick revision. 

3. Give your notes a makeover.

Creativity is intelligence having fun! Jazz up your notes with colors and visuals, and you’ll be more likely to recall the details when you require the the most.


4. YouTube it.

Channels like CrashCourse , Minute Physic take big topics and break them down into short, easy-to-understand episodes. There’s an episode for just about every subject under the sun.

5. Caffeinate (in breaks!)…

Caffeine helps kick the brain into gear, opt for frequent, small coffee / tea breaks,to remain fresh while you study long hours.


6. And ….pop some gum in between.

Studies suggest that chewing gum can boost concentration and focus. (Plus, all that chewing should keep you awake, right?)


7. Block distractions. Literally.

Can’t focus? SelfControl is a free app that will eliminate your access to distracting websites for a pre-set amount of time. Try it out its amazing


8. Get loud.

Read your notes aloud to yourself, or pair up with a friend and read sections to each other. Actually speaking and hearing the words – instead of just silently reading them on paper – will help you memorize quickly!


9. Shift base.

Avoid studying in the same place every day. Changing spaces forces your brain to reform memories every time – and makes you more likely to retain all that new material.


10. Do the reading before the class

Easier said than done (we know!) but it’s also an ideal way to a) get the most out of class, b) reinforce the material twice, and c) impress your teacher with your super on-point questions.Or you can always check out ready study material and NCERT solution to make your life so much more easier.


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  • 1. rasika  |  December 4th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    really marvellous tips just lovvvve them

  • 2. ADITYA RAJ  |  October 20th, 2015 at 5:10 pm


  • 3. Harsha Vardhan  |  October 4th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Now I am a study “HACKER”

  • 4. shreya bajpai  |  September 27th, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    these tips r just amazing……
    i reallt loved them all ………. 🙂

  • 5. Anjana R  |  August 29th, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    awesome and helpful

  • 6. hrithika  |  July 8th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    wao its awesum!

  • 7. Shaz  |  May 26th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    These hacks are just awesome. Very helpful for a student.

  • 8. Logesh  |  May 5th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    These tips were useful

  • 9. kush lawaniya  |  December 24th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    awsome tips| these are helpfull for us….

  • 10. stuti  |  December 19th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    amazing tips!!!! they really work!!!

  • 11. jojoj  |  December 14th, 2014 at 1:03 pm


  • 12. tenzin dolma  |  December 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    LoL..but true#

  • 13. CHALLA SRUTHI  |  November 16th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    These tips are awesome

  • 14. Radhika Sehgal  |  November 14th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    thesenare awesome tips meritnation!

  • 15. Prakriti  |  November 13th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    wow!! … i loved these tips and i am really gonna apply them now … hope it helps me well 🙂 🙂

  • 16. muskaan  |  November 12th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    superb ……..keep on giving such advices……i liked it…

  • 17. ashish  |  November 12th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks it was really helpful

  • 18. sakthi  |  November 12th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    love these tips…. n they r very very useful hacks for we students

  • 19. nalin  |  November 12th, 2014 at 6:49 pm


  • 20. sakthi  |  October 27th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    thank you meritnation for your wonderful hacks… i ll try n help my self in my studies with these helpful tips

  • 21. rashika  |  October 22nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    right to achieve target

  • 22. Viraj  |  September 14th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    these tips are really helpfull

  • 23. Shivam  |  July 30th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    The study hacks you shared are really awesome. I personally always follow point 8. that says that “read aloud”.
    The use of chewing gum is also good when reading boring sub’s.

  • 24. lekhana  |  July 30th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    not bad

  • 25. ankit  |  July 30th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Nice tips…

  • 26. ankit  |  July 30th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    good post

  • 27. arun  |  July 30th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    thanks meritnation

  • 28. Meritnation  |  July 30th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    nice post

  • 29. shreya  |  July 13th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    thanks meritnation team. It’s just awesome…….

  • 30. fairy kumar  |  July 12th, 2014 at 11:39 am

    thnku experts. plz write blog on how to practice maths, accounts, economics, business studies and english in class 11

  • 31. shruti  |  July 11th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Wow… Nice way to spend Summer vacations


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