Top 10 Effective Study Techniques for Students

Pomodoro Technique Study for 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break. After four cycles, take a longer break (15-30 minutes)

Active Recall Test yourself frequently on the material you have studied, rather than passively reviewing notes.

Spaced Repetition Review material at increasing intervals over time.

Mind Mapping Create visual diagrams to represent and organize information hierarchically.

SQ3R Method (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) A reading comprehension method that involves surveying the chapter, asking questions, reading, reciting key points, and reviewing.

Feynman Technique Teach the material you are learning to someone else in simple terms.

Cornell Note-Taking System Divide your notes into three sections: notes, cues, and summary. Review and refine notes post-lecture.

Practice Testing Use practice exams, quizzes, and flashcards to regularly test your knowledge.

Interleaved Practice Mix different subjects or types of problems within a single study session.

Self-Explanation Explain to yourself why certain facts or concepts are true and how they relate to what you already know.