In order to pass exams and get better results in school we need more than memorization, learning and revising techniques.Attitude and lifestyle are also very important.
A team of researchers from Edinburgh University, in Scotland, analyzed data from around 50,000 students.In the study they found that curiosity is as important as thoroughness in improving academic performance.
Children who habitually practice sports get better grades and do more homework compared to those students who do not do any physical exercise, according to a study from the Observatory for Behavioral Studies (OBS).
Nutrition is also an important factor for academic performance.A healthy breakfast includes a variety of foods such as cereals rich in fiber and grains, yogurt and berries, toast, eggs and natural fruit juice and wheat bagels with cream cheese and low-fat milk.
Specialists from Oregon University in the U.S. have shown that when students go from middle school to high school the changes in their friendships can predict their academic success or failure.
Researchers have found that both girls and boys who have friends with good social behavior and are respectful of established norms are better students.
Finally, according to researchers Jeffrey Karpicke and Janell Blunt, it's useful to make diagrams or summaries about the lessons that will come up on an exam.But to learn the lesson it's more efficient to explain it in a loud voice or write it out on paper.