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The Best Study Hacks

Do you have an upcoming test or assessment? Do you need to revise and learn something in a calm and safe environment as soon as possible? If so, here are the best study hacks to help you ace that exam!


  1. Work in a quiet space. Background noise can affect your learning enormously - it distracts your mind from what’s important and blocks your memory. To prove this, nearly 60% of employees want more quiet spaces in their offices.

  2. Work on paper. Working on paper engages you much more than on a screen. You can use flash cards, fan folds or other resources to revise for tests. In a survey, over 80% of workers said that they prefer to work on paper as they enjoy the feel of it.

  3. Work on a desk or table - try to avoid revising or working when lying on the sofa or lounging on your bed - it’s much easier to write or type on a desk and it keeps you less distracted (it’s much easier to fall asleep if you’re comfortable on your bed)!

These are the best ways to ace a test without cheating. But why shouldn’t you cheat? Well you can be arrested for it…

A principal, along with 2 former tutors, from an education centre was sentenced to four years in jail, having helped six students cheat in their O-level examinations. Overall, they were found guilty on 27 counts of helping students cheat. But how did they do it?

Before each exam, the tutors would tape devices onto the students to communicate through. The students, with the devices covered by clothing and accessories, would have a livestream of the questions played through them, and the tutor would explain the answer. One of the tutors, Poh Yuan Nie, was paid $8,000 per student to provide answers and tuition. But, on October 24th, an invigilator heard voices and electronic noises coming from one of the students. The student was then taken to an office after the examination to hand over the illegal devices.


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David Brown
David Brown
Nov 07, 2023

Izzy, you have a great sense of awareness. I was in the 6th form before I could write like you!

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louiseherms
Nov 02, 2023

Very good advice Izzy!

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Katy Brown
Katy Brown
Nov 02, 2023

Brilliant piece! some sound advice and plenty of evidence to back it up - love the stats

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dorset ben
dorset ben
Nov 02, 2023

Wise words Isobel! Very helpful!

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