I know not everyone likes studying. We all have different interests which are okay. But there are times, some inevitable reasons why we have to indulge in reading and writing sessions despite not liking it. So here I am, with a few tips if you hate studying.
- We should start by changing our attitude and this word ‘studying’. We cringe at the thought of it. And it sounds monotonous. So now, instead of studying – you can use ‘gaining knowledge’. It is such a positive word. And knowledge can come in any form: via books, through listening to video lectures and also, by being alert.
- The second and best advice will be to stay away from persons who make you hate studying, those who believe that studying is useless. There are many negative people, who instead of motivating you will demoralize you. And I know we all have experienced this somewhere in our lives. These are the ones who believe in the idea of ‘stepping onto someone else to reach up’. But that’s not how it is. Have you seen the movie Sanju? If not, I’ll give you an example. So he has this one friend who introduces him to the world of drugs. And Sanju saw his friend is healthy despite having the same. But only after the damage, he realized that his friend always had glucose powder and no drugs. And this is the kind of people from whom we need to stay away.
- Never feel that studying is ‘painful’. We often fear it. I know we always have our relatives to remind us of that. But these are mere pressures and nothing else. Just ask yourself a question. How can GAINING knowledge be painful?
- Fourth is to read the next part or lesson in advance. You might not understand anything then, but when your teacher teaches you in the class the next day, you’ll catch up earlier. You’ll understand better if you got the entire lesson while you were at it, this might work as a revision for you!
- And finally, develop excellent listening skills. Believe me when I say this, but this is what has helped me fetch marks. If you listen attentively, 80% of your work’s done (my teacher used to say this, and I did experience it to be perfect)! It’s only 20% that you have to work on now.
All the best!