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Bad studying habits you need to avoid!

Bad study habits are behaviours and practices that can hinder effective learning and academic success. Some examples of bad study habits include:


This is the habit of putting off important tasks until the last minute. It can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety, and result in subpar work. Learn how to avoid procrastination.


Studying only before an exam can lead to forgetting important information and a lack of deep understanding of the subject matter.


Studying in a noisy environment or being constantly interrupted by phone notifications or social media can make it difficult to focus on the material.


Trying to study while doing other tasks, such as watching TV or chatting with friends, can reduce concentration and retention of information.

Lack of organisation

Not keeping track of assignments, notes, and deadlines can lead to missed work and a lack of preparedness for exams.

Poor time management

Not allocating enough time for studying, or studying for long periods without breaks, can lead to burnout and a lack of productivity.

Lack of sleep

Staying up late to study can lead to fatigue and reduced ability to focus and retain information.

Not asking for help

Refusing to seek assistance when struggling with a topic can lead to frustration and a lack of progress in learning.

These habits can lead to stress, anxiety, and a lack of academic progress, and it is important to recognise them and work towards replacing them with good study habits.

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