Getting good grades is very important. It is one of the fundamental factors that will shape your future and success in life. Yes, we all have heard the stories of brilliant brains like Edison, who never received any formal education or success stories of dropouts like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But these stories happen very rarely, once in many millions, and to every Zuckerberg and Jobs, there are plenty well educated Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Elon Musk.
With many students on the verge of starting a new academic year, and the competition for top colleges and universities admissions, as well as success in competitive exams getting tougher and tougher, it is time to study not just harder, but smarter. So, here are 6 efficient study strategies that are backed by works from cognitive psychological scientists Megan Smith of Rhode Island College, Yana Weinstein of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Cindy Wooldridge of Washburn University.