9 tips for study success with social Media Star and Medical Doctor, Sarah Rav

With over 1.2 million followers on Insta and 1.5 million followers on Tiktok, Sarah Rav shares her 9 essential tips for success that took her from good to great.

2 months ago   •   4 min read

By KIS Academics
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A bit about Sarah Rav

Sarah Rav is a 24-year-old doctor who scored in the top 0.01% of Australia in her high school exams. During high school and uni, she was known as the girl who was "running an IG account with over 1 million followers, getting to the gym each morning & STILL getting 9hrs of sleep a night."

With over 7 years of tutoring experience, achieving 3 50 perfect subject scores, 2 Premier's Awards and a Scholarship to Medical School, Sarah has recently created an all-in-one Lifestyle and Productivity Masterclass in partnership with KIS Academics.

Today, she has over 2.7 million combined followers across Instagram and Tiktok, has been featured in the DailyMail, and has done this all while working as a full-time medical doctor.

With a combination of academic discipline and smart study habits, Sarah Rav reveals that it is possible to succeed in school and have a life too! Keep reading this article for an inside look at Sarah Rav's top 9 tips for achieving study success.

1. Get organized

Exams can be a stressful time, but there are many things that you can do to make the experience much less daunting. To streamline your preparations, organization is the key.

Create a study schedule and set aside specific periods of time each day to dedicate to studying. Not only will this keep you focused, but it will also help prevent any last-minute panic attacks.

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2. Create a study space

To get the most out of your studying session, consider reserving a section of your house as your go-to spot. Make sure it’s conducive to learning so that you can eliminate any potential disruptions and remain focused.

Once you have found the perfect environment for success, you are sure to take on your studies with newfound enthusiasm!

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3. Take breaks

While it’s tempting to just plough ahead with your studying, taking a few minutes every 20 minutes or so to refuel can make a big difference in how focused and alert you remain.

Whether you take those few minutes to stretch your legs, enjoy a snack, or take a breather outside in the fresh air, recharging during your studying session is important for avoiding burnout and keeping your attention levels high.

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4. Get enough sleep

When you're studying and preparing for exams, it's crucial to make sure that you're getting a sufficient amount of sleep in order to have your brain functioning at its highest capacity.

Doing something as simple as ensuring an average of 8 hours of sleep each night can make all the difference when it comes to how well you absorb information and how effectively you answer questions on the exam.

5. Eat healthily

Eating healthy is an incredibly important part of succeeding in school. When your body and mind are well-nourished, you will be able to retain more information, stay focused for longer periods of time, and avoid feeling completely drained by mid-afternoon.

6. Practice active listening

Taking notes and paying attention are key factors in understanding the information being taught in class.

Asking questions can be beneficial because it shows your professor that you're actively engaged with the material.

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7. Review your notes

Taking the time to review your notes after each class can be an invaluable part of your academic success.

Not only will it help refresh the material in your memory, but in many cases, it can also make it easier to remember the concepts when you need them later on.

8 . Quiz yourself

Self-testing on key concepts is one of the most effective methods to make sure you know the material inside and out. Not only does it allow you to track your progress, but it gives you an opportunity to identify any weak points that can be addressed during the review process.

9 . Teach someone else

Understanding something comes more naturally to us when we can explain it to someone else.

It helps us identify the flaws in our own logic, refine our explanations, and gauge the other person’s reactions, clarifying and deepening our comprehension along the way.

Whether you’re a student looking for ways to boost your studying skills or a parent seeking help for your child, we hope the tips from Sarah have been helpful.


With 7 years of teaching experience and a 24-year-old Doctor, Sarah has a wealth of knowledge to share. Her track record speaks for herself - such as receiving a 99.90 ATAR in high school and achieving 3 50 Raw study scores, 2 Premier's Awards and a Scholarship to Medical School. Sign up for her Lifestyle and Productivity Masterclass!

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