Tips on how to study during the holidays

How can you make studying not only tolerable, but actively fun? Especially during the holidays. This is a skill many students only learn when they go to university and begin to study a subject they actively love. Here are our top tips for finding ways to have fun while studying

  1. Listen to good music

Plug in your headphones and no-one need know that you’re listening to the Frozen soundtrack

This is a classic study tip for a reason – everything is more fun when it’s set to music you love.

2. Turn it into a game with others

Studying with friends is a bit of a minefield. It can be motivating and helpful, as you share ideas that you might not have thought of individually. Or you can end up having so much fun that not much studying actually happens.

3. Try role play

For any subject with stories and characters – Theatre Studies, English Literature and History are the obvious examples – one way to get your head around the topics is to pretend that you are one of the characters, and role play as them for a while.

4. Feel free to be ridiculous

There are very few perks to the high-pressure time of studying for exams. One of them should be that you have the freedom to be ridiculous. If you’re going around the house singing songs about Chemistry while pretending to be Henry VIII, you’re already looking pretty ridiculous, so let your embarrassment go                                                           

Desmond Mbua

Freelance journalist from ASMAC