Hello friends! Recently, I have been asked for studying tips from a few people, but the problem is that I do not study… like at all. I actually said this on my story a few months back, and everyone seemed to freak! So, when Anita from Zino’s Hub asked me to do this collaboration with her, I knew it was a great chance to provide you all with some studying tips from a seasoned student!
Today, I am going to be asking Anita a few questions about school and her studying habits, and let me tell you- she has some pretty great tips! As excited as I am to jump into the interview, I have to tell you that Anita actually asked me a few questions over on her blog! The link will be down at the end of this post if that’s something you’re interested in!
First of all, thank you so much for doing this with me! I know that countries can greatly differ in how their schools function. I always find this so interesting! Can you explain a little bit about your education system?
So, Nigeria’s secondary education system is divided into two. Junior school (ranging from junior secondary 1-3) and senior school (Senior secondary 1-3). These classes are basically the same as year 7-12, just they’re kind of broken up. I am currently in senior secondary 2 (Grade 11) and in anticipation of my final year. We have to start revising and practicing for our certificate exams. For instance, WAEC – West African examination council, NECO- National examination council and JAMB- Joint admissions and matriculation board, which is basically like and entrance examination into the university you’d be applying for.
That’s so interesting! You definitely have a lot to prepare for. So, on average, how many hours a week do you spend studying? Do you revise as well?
Being honest with myself, I would roughly say I study or revise at least 5 hours a week.
Oh my gosh- that’s literally so much! That just exposes how little I study! Huge props to you though! As you spend a good deal of time studying, how do you like to study?
Studying for me is quiet, peaceful. I hate disturbances and would rather just have my space to assimilate while reading. Occasionally, I do try group readings (with at least two other friends) but it just isn’t my style.
I love that you have multiple ways to study! You really seem to have it down pat! What are three tips that you would give to someone who’s having a hard time studying?
I would say first of all, find out that thing you don’t like about studying. Identify it and then try to break it. Secondly, understand yourself and your reading methods, you don’t need to be restricted to the classroom! Lastly, try to inculcate it as a part of your daily life.
Those are some great tips!! It is definitely important to understand your weaknesses- I’ve never thought about that. Now, before you go, do you have anything else you would like to add, or something to say to the readers?
Studying can be a very challenging task to do, especially with the distractions around. But I feel like we need to let ourselves know we aren’t alone in this. Be ready to actually learn— physically and mentally— I can testify to this! Do your best and leave the rest!
You can always catch me up or get to know more about me on my blog. It was such an honor being here!
Can we all just go back and re-read the last two paragraphs?!? That is so important, and something I definitely struggle with! Seriously, such great responses from Anita, so naturally, you must be dying to check out her blog, Zino’s Hub! While you’re over there, be sure to read my interview with her in which I discuss my views on studying, and school in general!
I really hope that Anita’s tips helped you! Let me knw your favorite way to study in the comments! Before you go, make sure that you’re subscribed to my blog and following my Instagram, so you don’t miss out on the holiday content that’s coming soon!! Thanks so much to Anita for collabing with me, and thank you for reading! Happy studying!!
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