When is the best time to read and understand? This is one of the questions asked by many students today. Everyone wants to know the best and most favorable time to read and understand effectively. Well, the truth is that, there is no actual time meant for reading. In other words, there is no best time for reading. The reason is because, people’s schedule is never the same. Nonetheless, some educationalists have been able to point out the most favorable times for students to read and understand. Though, the time they mentioned are still not accurate because peoples nature are different.
That notwithstanding, having gone through many articles online, I found out that the times mentioned by these scholars can only work when some preconditions are met. For instance, one of my lecturers posited that the best time to read and understand is at night. But for that to work, one must sleep very well during the day.
In light of the above, what i will be doing in this post is to mention the best times for reading and also give the conditions for it to work effectively. So without wasting much of your time, lets look at the best times to read and understand effectively.
Best time to read and understand
Below are the best times to study and understand:
- 4am – 7am (Morning)
- 10am – 2pm
- 6pm to 9pm (Evening)
Yeah! Those are the best times for every student to read and understand effectively. Remember, this is subject to the schedule of every student. For some students, this will not work. But for some other students it will work perfectly. I recommend that you try it first and know whether it will work or not.
4am – 7am (Early morning)
This is apparently a favorable time to read. Most students prefer reading during this time because the whether is usually calm and cool. Scientists have confirmed that the brain of most people assimilates quickly in the morning.
It is pertinent to note that this time will not be good except some things are done. One is that, you must have slept very well (at least from 10pm till 3am. Sleep is very necessary for this to work because, reading without proper sleep also affect the brain. More so, for this time to work, you must not be hungry. I know of people who are usually hungry when they wake in the morning. So, if you are one of them, you must eat some food before reading or make you ate very well before the sleep. Trust me, if you read during this time, following the preconditions mentioned above, you will understand effectively.
10am – 2pm
Another good time for reading is 10am – 2pm. According to research, it is the best time to learn new things. After reading articles about this, i understood why mathematics and English classes are usually fixed within this time in most schools. It is favorable to read at this time because the brain is very active and receptive at this time.
Note that this tiime may not be favorable if you fail to take your lunch before 10am when you started reading. You should also remember not take heavy food. I personally don’t like reading during this time because it is not too favorable for me. However, i know a friend of mine who enjoys it. So, it might work for you if you try it.
6pm to 9pm (Evening)
In my view, this is the best time to read and understand effectively. I enjoy reading during this time for many reasons and i strongly believe it will work for most university students. First, evening is usually cool. Also, it is deemed to be a time for rest and respite. When you read during this time, you will find it easier to understand because the weather is calm and the hot afternoon sun is down.
Note that this may not work if you are stressed by the the work you did in the afternoon. In that case, you have to rest first before reading. Also, if you are one of those people that are easily distracted by hunger, make sure you eat very well.
By way of conclusion, i must remind you again that these times are not universal. Though, they were recorded to be the most acceptable times. As a student, this may not be totally true for you. But i also recommend you to read during any of the times above and trust me; it will work effectively. Meanwhile, i will like to here your opinions on the topic. Use the comment box if you have something to contribute. Thank you!
Edeh Chukwuemeka Samuel is a certified Mediator and Conciliator in Nigeria. He is currently a student at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria. Samuel is bent on disseminating authentic information to every part of the world.