Students are always in a confused stage as to which part of the day is most suitable for them to read their lessons. When they pose the questions to their elders, many people will give them a lot of answers. Sometimes the elders can mislead the children also. The recent study has revealed the following answers to this question:
Early morning study:
The time between 04.00 to 06.00 in the early morning has been considered to be the most apt time for reading. This is on account of the facts that there will not much noises either at home or outside. Moreover, the temperature will be mild and conducive for learning. Apart from the above, the student will be afresh early in the morning because it is the first activity he has been doing for the day.
Late night study:
Many students believe, that late night study will be more useful. This is not correct. Once the day’s activities are over, it is quite normal for any person to believe that he is peaceful and is not facing any urgent commitments for the day. This sense of feeling makes him believe that he is very much comfortable for reading his lessons. In fact, after the day’s work, he is tired both mentally and physically and the normal tendency of any person will be to go to bed and lay down.
Under such situations, the student cannot exercise much concentration over the subjects on hand and once he loses concentration on account of tiredness and mental fatigue, despite the facts that he is spending two to three hours for his study the absorption level will be very low.
As such the researchers normally suggest the early morning as the best part of the day for the purpose of study
Each student has to maintain a small note book or diary. He has to note down the topics to be covered each day . The following planned activities can be more useful:
1. How much time he can allocate for reading his lessons during early morning, at school during leisure hours, evening hours and late night after dinner, however, before sleep
2. The topics to be covered during early morning, at school, evening hours and at late night
3. He can have a check list of the items to be covered by incorporating the details in a tabular form
4. Once he completes one topic, he can round off the item from the check list. This will enable him to achieve a sense of accomplishment
5. Continuous study for more than one hour will make the student more tired. Normally the human mind and body requires rest at least for a couple of minutes at periodical intervals.
6. As such once in 20 to 30 minutes, the student should keep his books aside and can have a small walk or strolling for five minutes and again he can continue his studies
7. During the course of study, the student should sit in a more comfortable chair and read the lessons
Systematic planning will surely go a long way in memorizing the lessons effectively enabling each student gain good grades during each examination.