Studying Hacks That Are Weird and Unexpected

Do you have any weird study habits?

Check out these 17 weird study hacks we found at BuzzFeed.com we want to share with you just to break your boring routine of your SPM 2016 revision period!!!

1. Spray an unfamiliar scent while you’re studying.

Spray an unfamiliar scent while you're studying.

Spray it again right as you’re about to take the test. The scent will jog your memory.

2. A weird kind of gum works too.

A weird kind of gum works too.

3. Before taking a test, write down all the relevant information you can think of on an index card, as though it were a piece of paper you were allowed to bring with you.

Before taking a test, write down all the relevant information you can think of on an index card, as though it were a piece of paper you were allowed to bring with you.

It’s an extra writing exercise to help you remember the important things. It’ll also serve as a nice review when it comes time for exams later.

4. When listening back to hours of recorded lectures, put on an instrumental Pandora station very low in the background.

When listening back to hours of recorded lectures, put on an instrumental Pandora station very low in the background.

It’ll help you focus through the boredom. Try Sigur Ros, Tycho, or Autechre.

5. Leave yourself a gummy bear trail when reading.

Leave yourself a gummy bear trail when reading.

6. Write down all your formulas at the beginning of the test.

Write down all your formulas at the beginning of the test.

7. When crunched for time, listen to recorded lectures at double the speed.

When crunched for time, listen to recorded lectures at double the speed.

You can use a program like Audacity or VLC media player to do this.

8. If you’re dyslexic, there’s a special font called Dyslexie that could help you read more easily.

If you're dyslexic, there's a special font called Dyslexie that could help you read more easily.

Read more about it here.

9. And if you’re not dyslexic, Times New Roman is the fastest font to read.

And if you're not dyslexic, Times New Roman is the fastest font to read.

10. Use a program to block distracting sites on your computer for a set period of time.

Use a program to block distracting sites on your computer for a set period of time..

Use Cold Turkey for PCs or Self Control for Macs.

11. For history and anthropology classes, watch a documentary on the topic.

For history and anthropology classes, watch a documentary on the topic.

It’ll help you have a deeper understanding of the material. If no documentaries exist, open up YouTube and do a search on the topic.

12. Take better notes by pretending you’re taking them for someone else.

Take better notes by pretending you're taking them for someone else.

On another “note,” try the Cornell Notes method. People swear by it.

13. While studying, do a short review session at each 20-minute interval of the newly learned material.

While studying, do a short review session at each 20 minute interval of the newly learned material.

“Humans tend to halve their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days or weeks unless they consciously review the learned material.” Reviewing is important and keeps you from forgetting key points.

14. Google “site:edu [subject] exam” to find many different college exams featuring problems pertaining to that subject.

Google "site:edu [subject] exam" to find many different college exams featuring problems pertaining to that subject.

15. Try an online interactive flash card site like Quizlet.

Try an online interactive flash card site like Quizlet.

It’s community-based, so not only can you make your own flashcards, but you can use ones that other people studying the same subject have already made.

16. Take notes using different colored pens.

Take notes using different colored pens.

This will fire up your visual memory. It also looks pretty and makes taking notes more enjoyable.

17. Take breaks every 25 minutes.

Take breaks every 25 minutes.

Like, set a timer and get serious about studying for 25 minutes. Reward yourself with a five-minute break afterward. This is known as the Pomodoro technique.

All of the content above was originally published at BuzzFeed.com and the rights belong to BuzzFeed.com and its author Peggy Wang. This is republished here just for sharing purposes.

Here are two different Youtube videos about weird study hacks!

Watch it, distract yourself from the normal routine and promise me that you will get back to studying, k?

 

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