So it’s that time of year again where cramming information into your brain seems impossible. The looming dread of exams has already stressed me out and I have not motivation to study. So instead I decided to write blog posts and share some study tips for those who are productive.
A quiet room
Stop distractions by putting yourself in a quiet room. No friends or family to chat and gossip to. No music to sing and dance along to. Keep yourself focused solely on studying. I personally can only study in my room and without music.
Make sure you drink lots of water. This is kind of an everyday tip as well, but especially important when trying to focus. Keeping yourself hydrated will keep you awake and your brain will thank you. Spending all day studying without drinking will make you feel drowsy and possibly cause a headache.
A bit of colour
When writing notes, diagrams, etc. using colours is always a good way to study. It helps you to remember more as well as making your notes look less boring to reread. I normally use a blue, black, red and green pen and use highlighters as well.
If you’re anything like me, you cant be productive when you’re hungry. I always need some sort of snack as an incentive. If I read X amount of pages I get this much chocolate or something similar. Healthy, brain fueling snacks are good of course, but I also always go for sugary and sweet.
After about half an hour, I get cranky and I need something to take my mind off being stressy about studying. So whether it’s having a stretch, grabbing a coffee, or calling your mum for a quick chat, remember to take a break so your head doesn’t turn into sludge.
Hiding social media
One of my favourite (or should I say needed?) study tips is to hide your phone. So I normally just put it on silent and turn it over so I cant see the screen when it lights up. You could also put it across the room or in a different room to stop the temptation to scroll yourself into procrastination hell.