Hitting a Wall?

Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s like running into a brick wall? People tend to use this phrase when they face what seems to be an impossible obstacle or circumstance. Students sometimes make this statement when they are frustrated with their study efforts. When a student studies diligently and doesn’t make the progress they were hoping for, it makes them question their abilities. When they jump back in, study harder, and still don’t see a change, they feel as if they have “hit a wall.”

When this happens, it’s often no lack of effort on the part of the student. After all, doing the same thing, the same way tends to produce the same results. So logically, doing more of the same thing, the same way, produces more of the same results. 

If you don’t see results from your current study plan, you don’t need to study harder. You need to study smarter. Here are some ideas to renovate your study habits.

Tips for a Study Make-Over

Begin by taking a hard look at your current habits and personal learning style. Try asking yourself these questions:

  • What is working for you? 
  • What ISN’T working for you? 
  • Is it better for you to study in big blocks once or twice a week? 
  • Would 30-minute sessions every day be a better alternative?
  • Are you more productive in the morning, afternoon, or night?
  • Are you taking enough breaks?
  • Are you studying according to your learning style?

Answering these questions will give you insight into some areas where you may need to shake-up your study strategies. Find an approach that works for YOU and YOUR needs. This is no one else’s journey but yours. Stop hitting the wall and look for new ways to power through!


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