A bit about Sarah Rav
Sarah Rav is a 24-year-old doctor who was scored in the top 0.01% of Australia in her high school exams. During high school and uni, she was known as the girl who was “running an IG account with over 1 million followers, getting to the gym each morning & STILL getting 9hrs of sleep a night.”
With over 7 years of tutoring experience, achieving 3 50 perfect subject scores, 2 Premier’s Awards and a Scholarship to Medical School, Sarah has recently created an all-in-one Lifestyle and Productivity Masterclass in partnership with KIS Academics.
Today, she has over 2.7 million combined followers across Instagram and Tiktok, has been featured in the DailyMail, and done this all while working as a full-time medical doctor.
With a combination of academic discipline and smart study habits, Sarah Rav reveals that it is possible to succeed in school and have a life too! Keep reading this article for an inside look at Sarah Rav’s top 9 tips for achieving study success.
1. Get organized
Exams can be a stressful time, but there are many things that can be done to make the experience much less daunting. To streamline any exam preparations, organization is the key.
Create a study schedule and set aside specific periods of time each day to dedicate to studying. Not only will this help maintain study focus, but it will also help prevent any last-minute panic attacks.
2. Create a study space
To get the most out of a study session, consider reserving a room in a library or even at home as a go-to study spot. Make sure it’s conducive to learning and that any potential disruptions are removed to boost focus.
After finding the perfect environment for success, it’ll definitely guarantee a newfound enthusiasm for study and productivity!
3. Take breaks
While it’s tempting to just plough ahead with studying, taking a few minutes every 20 minutes or so to refuel can make a big difference staying focused and alert.
Take those few minutes to stretch, enjoy a snack, or take a breather outside in the fresh air. Recharging during a study session is important for avoiding burnout and keeping attention levels high.
4. Get enough sleep
When studying and preparing for exams, it’s crucial to get a sufficient amount of sleep in order to have brain function at its highest capacity.
Doing something as simple as ensuring an average of 8 hours of sleep each night can make all the difference when it comes to how well information gets absorbed and how effectively one can answer questions on the exam.
5. Eat healthily
Eating healthy is an incredibly important part of succeeding in school. When both body and mind are well-nourished, it is much easier to retain more information, stay focused for longer periods of time, and avoid feeling completely drained by mid-afternoon.
6. Practice active listening
Taking notes and paying attention are key factors in understanding the information being taught in class.
Asking questions can be beneficial because it shows any teachers or professors that the material is engaging, helping to stand out amongst other classmates.
7. Review study notes
Taking the time to review any notes after each class can be an invaluable part of academic success.
Not only will it help refresh the material in short and long-term memory, but in many cases, it can also make it easier to remember the concepts when they are needed later on.
8. Do some quizzes
Self-testing on key concepts is one of the most effective methods to make sure that the material has been understood inside and out. Not only does it allow progress tracking via test scores, but it provides an opportunity to identify any weak points that can be addressed during the review process.
9. Teach someone else
Understanding something comes more naturally when explaining it to someone else.
It helps the teacher identify the flaws in their own logic, refine their explanations, and gauge the other person’s reactions, clarifying and deepening both people’s comprehension along the way.
For any students looking for ways to boost studying skills or even parents seeking help for their children, hopefully the tips from Sarah have been helpful!
With 7 years of teaching experience and a 24-year-old Doctor, Sarah has a wealth of knowledge to share. Her track record speaks for itself. Sign up for her Lifestyle and Productivity Masterclass today!