Study Habits for the Successful Student


by Matthew Grissom

High school students everywhere are overwhelmed with all the work they have to do. Sometimes a student gets a lot of homework to do that night, and they don’t have time to study. Another case is that students can’t work at home because of distractions.

  1. No phone: in order to retain as much info as possible, students need to focus, and phones do not help. Of course, it’s possible to take a break, but only for 5 minutes.
  2. Study in portions: instead of reading an entire book all in one night, divide your time wisely and make sure to work hard and don’t get over whelmed.
  3. Eat breakfast: listen to parents when they say to eat in the morning. It doesn’t have to be big but make sure to eat because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. They give you energy to tackle the day.
  4. Study group: have a friend help. When students are done studying, they usually quiz each other to really make sure they actually have it.
  5. Get a good night sleep: it’s important to make sure students get at least 8 hours of sleep every night so they can keep their eyes open and study.

After knowing how to study, the issue now is where to study. The school library is always open at 7:45 on the school-days and the school also has the homework help room located in room 1403. They are almost always in and they will answer your questions. Students can also go to the Cedar Park Library located at 550 Discovery Boulevard and open all week, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-6 p.m. There is also the Leander Public Library which is located on 1011 S. Bagdad Road and open all week, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

If none of those are open, Starbucks is a great place to study. One Starbucks is located at 1805 U.S. 183. Starbucks is always very quiet and buying food and drinks can keep students awake.