HOW TO STUDY EFFECTIVELY: SIMPLE EXAM TIPS | Doctor Mike​


– Hey guys, I’ve been reading
a lot of your comments, and I see that there’s
been a ton of questions related to studying. I have a ton of experience
in this subject, and I’m gonna share some easy tips that you can use in your study routine to get the best grades possible. During the last 10 years,
through university, medical school, now residency, I’ve had countless number of tests, and what I’ve learned, the
number one tip for studying, is to make it fit your style. Everyone’s an individual, and not every tip will work for everybody, but I’m going to give you
a general list of tips that I think will make your studying habits that much better. If you know you have an exam coming up, it’s already time to start studying. The earlier you can start studying, the better your results are going to be. Ideally 30 minute study sessions with a short five minute break work best. So what’s the deal with
cramming and all-nighters? They obviously have a horrible reputation. Did I ever cram for a test? Absolutely. There’re certain times
when you just need to cram. You didn’t have enough time to study, sometimes you have multiple
tests on the same day. Is it the ideal way to study? Absolutely not. Your recall suffers when you cram, because while you may remember the facts or whatever you studied
on the day of the test, the time where you’re gonna
need that information at work or years later on, it’s just
not going to be there for you. Make plans based on
what works best for you. Are you most alert in the morning, in the evening, in the afternoon? Plan scheduled study
times throughout the week and stick to that pattern. Procrastination gets a bad
rap when it comes to studying, but actually there’s two different forms of procrastination, active and passive. Passive procrastination is when you’re sitting on the couch, not accomplishing any of your goals, and
frankly just wasting time. Active procrastination, on the other hand, is when you’re purposefully
delaying doing something, in order to achieve a
bigger goal in the meantime. For example, if you know
that there’s a topic that’s going to make up
a minority of your test, you can procrastinate
studying that information and really focus on
what’s going to make up the meat of your exam. Find one dedicated place to study, as forming this habit will make it easier for your brain to study. There’s no secret to this. Some people like studying
in a loud coffee shop, some people need total silence. It really is a matter
of personal preference. Do not study in bed, study
behind a table or a desk, as it’s way better for your posture, and it recreates the environment you’re gonna be taking your test in, so the situation will feel more familiar. The next thing you wanna do it
eliminate your distractions. Lose your phone while you’re studying. It’s fine to use your
phone during your breaks, but using it while you’re studying, or having it on when you’re studying, will break your concentration
and hurt the amount of information you’re gonna retain. When it comes to study partners, it’s important that you share
the same studying style. If they become a distraction, maybe it’s a sign that you
should be studying alone. Some people enjoy listening
to music while studying. Music does pull your focus
and does distract you, so for me, music and
studying is a big no-no. The way I like to think about studying is studying to teach, rather than to test. It’s one thing to regurgitate
information on a test, but something totally
different to understand the information you’re studying and being able to teach
it to somebody else. Imagination is a powerful tool here. Imagine the types of
questions that are gonna appear on your test. Predict what areas that the professor might want to focus on. I’ll often go through the
information that I’m studying, and find a point where I say, “Hey, this looks like a
point where they can ask “me a question on,” and I’ll engrave that point into my mind. Oftentimes during the test, I’ll say, “Hey, I knew they would
ask this question,” and that information is readily available. Take practice tests. I cannot underscore the importance of taking practice tests more heavily. It’s all about doing questions,
questions, questions. There’s only a certain
amount of information they can test you on, so questions are bound to be repeated. The more question you
do, the more you’ll know where your weaknesses are, where you can go back and study some more. Practice questions prepare
you for the real thing, and the more practice questions you do, the higher your scores will be, period. Sleep is vital for getting
good scores on tests. However, if you haven’t studied, it’s more important to
study than it is to sleep. But if you already studied,
no need to pressure yourself, get that quality sleep and lock in that information for the test. When you exercise, your brain lights up. Your brain doesn’t enjoy being stagnant. Where you’re up and moving around, your brain is ready to
accept new information, process it, and store
it for the long term, so the more that you can
incorporate being active during your study time, the
better your brain will function, and ultimately the higher your score. Quick recap for effective study. Plan ahead, set the mood, eliminate distractions,
study to teach, not to test, do questions, questions, questions, and most importantly remember
what may work for some, may not work for all. Hey guys, thanks for watching. Hope you learned something. If you’d like to see more of my videos you can click here or here, and if you haven’t yet, you
should hit subscribe now. (hip-hip music) What are you waiting for?

100 Comments

  1. Wangzhe Yao

    January 31, 2019 at 5:26 am

    This really helps!

  2. Calista Farrell

    February 2, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Will u make a video about getting over the fear of the doctors

  3. Yourworstnightmare Ever

    February 3, 2019 at 8:11 am

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  4. I don’t Like spam

    February 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    That part which I think (and should be) is going to be asked on the test, will not even be referred to at the test when I’m doing it. My whole studying is based on this because I have to memorize shit from word to word (dyslexia yayyy!). I think my teachers are doing this on purpose to fuck with us

  5. farrel purwoko

    February 5, 2019 at 2:46 am

    And i'm watching this video even though i have an upcoming test 😅

  6. MUSKAN THAKUR

    February 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I love it

  7. Zahid Ullah

    February 6, 2019 at 12:14 am

    I love the way of your talking sir and your the real hero and good inspiration for me , a great and brilliant Dr wish you happy and long life sir

  8. emmy teer

    February 6, 2019 at 2:58 am

    I have (Dyslexia)! can you talk about it in a video one day?

  9. Pranav Raavi

    February 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I literally got a med school studying tips ad before this video wtf

  10. PRPITPRP

    February 6, 2019 at 11:37 am

    My self esteem increased after watching this video, thanks!

  11. Artsy Drawings

    February 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Who else got an ad about studying for med-school?

  12. Lydia Aberg

    February 7, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I work pretty well with listening to music while studying, as long as it’s all music I know well/know by heart because then it’s not new information for my brain to process and it’s more background noise. If anyone thinks they need background noise while studying (if I study at the library or a coffee shop I get really distracted by other people talking), but don’t want music with lyrics, and fall asleep with those study playlists (honestly they make me so tired), I suggest Noisli.com because you can make your own custom white noise type sounds (rain, crackling fire, a fan, etc) to help block out talking without having to be completely alone 🙂
    Sorry for the long comment, great video!

  13. Ng Xin Yi

    February 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I’m procrastinating now 🙁

  14. Hasti Thakkar

    February 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Zztoopppp being sowww prettehhh

  15. Meow _DaPastelKitty

    February 9, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    You know how i study? Its simple…

    I dont study AND I get great grades idk how tbh😂😂😂

  16. Sanjeev kushwaha

    February 19, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Thanks doctor u r such a great man
    & Also my inspiration ,
    Once a day i will definitely meet you.😊
    Love from India ❤️

  17. Syifa Kenedi

    February 21, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Great 😍 I also made video about medical school.. Scholarship. And other tips and trick. Let's check. https://youtu.be/ygtJS3S9QIQ

  18. Don't Worry be Happy

    February 21, 2019 at 2:06 am

    You are my role model, thanks for making these videos 🙂

  19. Aadarsh Netha

    February 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION!!!

  20. Nuraiza Jumadil

    February 22, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I really really need this right now!😓

  21. Sunita Verma

    February 23, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    You look like rithik Roshan
    An Indian actor

  22. Meizik

    February 26, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Why don't you use a laptop stand to elevate the laptop screen to your eyes level ? ( to avoid bad posture )

  23. ameryrose143

    February 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    lol I study in bed even tho ik it’s bad cuz I literally wake up to my assignments next to me then work till I fall asleep

  24. Dipsikha Patowary

    February 28, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Wow this is actually helping me plan my study sessions better! Thanks a lot🙂

  25. Noor 333

    March 2, 2019 at 11:51 am

    That grey scrub🤤🤤

  26. Tweety Tweety

    March 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much Dr. Mike.. I will apply this tips in my next 4th semester so that I don't have to procrastinate again :p.

  27. shahina shajahan

    March 13, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Useful. ……….

  28. Bangtan Trash

    March 28, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    'DO NOT STUDY IN BED' MEANWHILE I AM RIGHT NOW STUDYING ON MY BED

  29. Shukri Sh

    April 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    My weakness phone
    Thanks Dr.Mike

  30. Elisabeth Nielsen

    April 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I have been watching too much Dr.Mike. I got an ad for a website that could help you study for med school😂

  31. Elisabeth Nielsen

    April 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    1:56 tf? That dude wasn’t doing ANYTHING. Look at his screen. It was the standard game google shows you when there’s no internet😂

  32. Amit sawant

    April 5, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for your guidance

  33. dutchess

    April 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Oh my God.how u r beautiful..#girl

  34. Sparks 25 Fortnite

    April 25, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Start designing ur own merch plzzz

  35. Cessna Cameron

    May 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Usually when I study, I listen to music. I do everything with music and it helps me succeed. I learn better with music. Just saying😂

  36. Ahmad Rizwan

    May 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Love you Mr. Dr. Mike

  37. Ahmad Rizwan

    May 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Yo te amo

  38. Random Funz

    May 21, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Thank you for putting the tips in the beginning.

  39. yara abdelrahman

    May 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Hey Dr.Mike I am very big fan of yours. Sometime I don’t feel like studying or I don’t have motivation to study I try to push myself to study but then I won’t concentrate and I won’t understand what I am trying to study.

  40. Don't Worry be Happy

    May 29, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    💜

  41. sana daniel

    June 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Hey Dr. Mike, why don't you make a video about hoe YOU studied in medical school?

  42. Threelly AI

    June 1, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Youtube comments are full of amusements sometimes….
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  43. Monroe McCoury

    June 8, 2019 at 6:40 am

    when it’s summer break, but it’s doctor mike so you obviously have to watch

    but definitely educational!

  44. Anuprakash Sharma

    June 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    1:55 this dudes internet is clearly down, why is he typing

  45. Chillbear

    June 19, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I got the best grade

  46. Ahmed Attar

    June 23, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    My guy

  47. Dz P

    June 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Future clinical pathologist here 💁

  48. Mannohara Beauty and makeup

    June 29, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    You don’t like Arabic people, right?

  49. Ms. Penguin

    July 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

    So, I study in bed to stay near the love of my life. Who (is it whom?) I really hope is my faithful, loving old man. What should I do? Bedside table and a special chair shaped pillow; therefore, I recreate the desk at the side of the bed. I get lonely all alone in rhe livingroom at my corner desk. 😩

  50. Eldriena Peres

    July 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Release a part two maybe?

  51. Lava Yuki

    July 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I hate studying, all I did was study in med school and it wore me out by the end. Now Im having to study for postgraduate exams. I found doing online questions banks to be the best method

  52. Sulagna Nandi

    July 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    And if that doesn’t work, just cheat…

    LOL jkjk (don’t sue me) 😂

  53. Christopher Prado

    July 16, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Talk about oral tests, doctor.

  54. liz porter

    July 16, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Currently procrastinating studying 😂 for Dr. Mike!

  55. Nadnouda Nadouba

    July 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Youuu inspire me 😍😍

  56. Szymon Zaliwski

    July 17, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Doc

  57. Ghost_Ashten

    July 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Thank u so much Dr. Mike, I want to study and become a Pediatrician 😁

  58. srinidhi bhonsle

    July 21, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Thanks for this useful tips😊
    Dr.Mike

  59. Edward Lopez

    July 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    How did you get through organic chem 😭 currently cramming

  60. Ambika Nandini R Menon.

    July 26, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Thank you Dr Mike.
    This vedio is the right vedio for my study time table. .

  61. Emma's wo_0rld

    July 28, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Hi doc,
    Why don't you make a video on 10 thing that you can't live without! I find a really interesting topic!

  62. siar

    July 29, 2019 at 11:37 am

    When you study but begin with the 5 minute break…

  63. Nur aram

    July 29, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks doctor Mike you are the best

  64. Nikol Dokova

    July 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Evrybody:He is so hot
    Me:Damn this guy is smart

  65. Nitisha giri Nitisha suresh giri

    August 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Thanks🙂

  66. Alanis Velez

    August 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    You look so good with glasses oof

  67. Big Bang Theory

    August 4, 2019 at 9:29 am

    It helps.Thanks Dr.Mike.

  68. Likith Pilli

    August 9, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Dr Mike do prefer listening to music while studying

  69. Anvesha Dugar

    August 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    You’re a really researched man ..loved this video ..I have my exams starting this week thanks for the tips ❤️

  70. Kiki Ronsty

    August 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

    The background music is so sexy 😁

  71. gale nacario

    August 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I'll try to do that, for my nclex exam. 😊

  72. Emie Maglente

    August 15, 2019 at 2:14 am

    🤩🤩🤩😘😘

  73. Jeon Jungkook

    August 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    lmao i study just a night before exam and still manage to get good score😂😂btw nice tips👍😊

  74. Joice Mou

    August 15, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Our school only alows 2-3 test a day if its more the teachers will have to re-schedule the test

  75. Joice Mou

    August 15, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    What me and some of my class mates in science, will review before the test together in the library, by, questioning each other, teaching, reviewing the vocabularies of important word, go over notes, and just BREATHE!!! LOTS OF BREATHING AND WISHING PPL LUCK AND BREAK A LEG!! XD

  76. Joice Mou

    August 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I also ask my teachers what type of things will be on the test

  77. Puck Janssen

    August 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    1:56 no internet… 🦖

  78. Puck Janssen

    August 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    this vid actually changed my life… 📜✌

  79. Devotional Songs

    August 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I'm on school vacation for two months now and instead of studying I have been binge watching Doctor Mike. Is that unhealthy? Lol

  80. Syed Aqdas Jeelani

    August 23, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Tysm👍, for the informative video 🙌

  81. vd shukla

    August 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    1:58 what's that guy doing Internet is off😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  82. Shamshad Ali

    August 25, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Does this mean you always scored very good marks?

  83. harilal kaithavalappil

    August 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I always inspire me

  84. milica todorovic

    August 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Watching this instead of studying for an exam that's tomorrow.

  85. Eduard Alcantara

    August 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you.

  86. Tea ShutUp

    August 26, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    So many thirsty bitches, I just wanna pass a testtttt.

  87. Krishanu Ghosh

    August 27, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Morning evening or afternoon?! No option for me… I literally have to study all day and all night 😫

  88. Jasodhara Rao

    August 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you doctor Mike for this amazing video…….

  89. bahar can

    August 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    i realy need translate this video

  90. Richa Khati

    August 28, 2019 at 8:29 am

    How and when did you decided to have a YouTube channel at first?

  91. Anish Patel

    August 30, 2019 at 1:39 am

    This was awesome! Thanks!

  92. Marsya Musa

    August 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I felt better after watch your video😃

  93. Kemalist Kadın

    September 1, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Please add the Turkish subtitles

  94. Pensadora Apocaliptica

    September 2, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Love him 😍

  95. Darla Acronne

    September 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    7:00 pm – save the world

    nice

  96. Luna's Gacha

    September 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    1:57 doesn't the thing on the screen look familiar

  97. coconutuke1

    September 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    How did you study for step one?

  98. Savanna 01

    September 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    What about note taking? How did you organize your notes from textbooks/lectures?

  99. Nicole Sim

    September 12, 2019 at 9:52 am

    That part about studying to teach instead of to test is such a great point. I would not know where to begin when counting all the times I'd thought I knew something, but when I was asked more questions about it, my fragile knowledge on the subject just completely fell apart 😂

  100. sKadusman 6002

    September 26, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I have a problem i can learn nearly everything I can solve a lot of things in my mind but when it comes to write down my logic (how I get to that answer ),I just can t explain it…pls help

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