Picking up a book to study is as simple as ABC.
Studying it for long hours is a little bit difficult.
But, to study long for hours without losing
concentration? That is where the big problem
lies. This has been a cause for alarm for many
students and even the working class guys. Some
persons go as far as taking all sort of drugs just
to study for a long time. Most times, these drugs
exacerbate the issue rather than ameliorating it.
It is no news that many students cannot study
up to two hours at a go. Some lose
concentration after 40 minutes of study. The
effect of the above mentioned challenges is the
continuous increase in the failure rate of
students in both internal and external
examinations. This is a major cause for alarm
and requires urgent attention.
The quest for solution has further generated both
philosophical and analytical questions. Some of
the questions I am bombarded with daily by
students with regard to studying for long hours
How can I study for a long time?
I lose concentration few minutes into study, is
How can I combine academic with my work?
How to do I study late at night without
I am preparing for exams but sleep is really
How do I study to pass Waec and Jamb ?
Why do I always sleep of while studying?
How do I remember everything I read.
Wondering if this article can solve your problem?
I think so. But, you must understand that you
cannot get help until you take steps. Success
requires some process. With constant and
conscious effort, studying for long hours and
without loosing concentration won’t be a problem
to you anymore.
The question now is, “how do I study for long,
and how do I study for long without losing
attention”? It is very simple. I will try my best to
answer that as simple as I can in this article.
Proven Tips To Study For Long Hours And Pass
1. Relax First
To study when you are stressed out is the
beginning of casualty. Take time to rest and
regain some level of energy before you stylishly
go into another serious mental process. There is
no way you can concentrate or study for long
hours when you are tired. Rest is important. If
you do not relax, you will collapse. Rest first!
2. Eat well
A hungry man will definitely get angry. You need
a simple diet before embarking on the journey of
serious study. In fact, hunger is a major factor
that makes every course boring. Even the pen
you are using becomes boring to you as well.
Just try to eat something light before study. OK?
3. Create a reading map
Map out the areas you wish to cover for that
day. Say to yourself, “I must finish this part
before I stop”. Setting goals increase your study
rate by ten fold (It is a rocket loader).
4. Choose a Niche
Don’t be told. Choose the environment best
conducive for you. It might be in your room, in
the library or at the market. Just make sure you
are ok with it.
5. Encourage the subject
When the subject or course is boring, there is
chance that you cannot study it for long hours.
But there are ways you can make the course
interesting. There are ways you can actually
make boring course interesting; some of the
Looking for the interesting part in the subject
no matter how little it may be.
Taking short breaks and coming back to
continue the topic fresh.
Using simple memory games (mnemonic
devices) to remember difficult parts of the
Study the course with a friend.
Create a group chat to discuss the subject.
6. Be Totally Engaged
Nothing makes you study for long hours like
engagement. As much as you can, pay serious
attention to what you are reading. Try to keep
yourself engaged by jotting down points,
explaining the subject to yourself, Solving
problems and saying no to external distractions
for a while.
7. Entertain Yourself
When it seems you are about to sleep off or the
course seems boring again, entertain yourself in
any of the following ways:
Reply your messages.
Play your favorite song
Quickly play game.
Watch a short video/movie
Then, go back to work. This strategy works
8. Group Study
Studying in group not only make you remember
80% of everything you read, but also makes you
read for a longer time.
9. Switch Location
Walking round even as you study can put
distractions aside and make you study for a very
long time. Try this and let me know if it works
10. Forget the Heart-Break
If someone broke your heart or you have any
other thing bordering you, make you to put them
aside and focus on your study. Thinking about
the events that occurred will really make you
lose concentration. After studies, you can go
back to that.