Smart study tricks

By admin
28 January 2014

Scoring an A is totes doable with these rad tips.

BEFORE YOU START READ THIS

The trick to getting assignments done on time is splitting them up into separate bits. “Think about how you can break the task down to make it a bit more manageable,” education specialist Dr Sarah O’Shea says. Rather than putting “write essay” on your to-do list, put “write introduction” or “start researching case studies” instead. Sounds way less daunting, right?

HEY, IT’S OKAY TO…

  1. TURN UP THE VOLUME

“Silence bothers some people when they study and can actually turn into a distraction, so some sort of music can be beneficial,” Dr Sarah says.

  1. HAVE A BREAK

Forty-five to 50 minutes of study is enough to earn you a five to 10 minute break.

  1. SHORTEN YOUR STUDY

“You might be sitting at your desk studying for eight hours but if you’re not applying yourself and achieving things, then studying for three or four hours is better,” Dr Sarah explains.

5 THINGS EVERY STUDY SPACE NEEDS

  1. A comfy chair or lots of pillows to support your back.
  2. A list of goals. Stick them in front of you so you’re reminded of them while you study.
  3. A drink and a healthy snack so you don’t wander off to the kitchen and get distracted.
  4. A picture of your fave family holiday destination or that hot dress you’ve set as a study reward to inspire you.
  5. All your books, notepads and stationery at the ready so you don’t have to continuously get up to find things.

DOS AND DON’TS OF THE STUDY BREAK

DO

- Go outside and get some fresh air.

- Go for a run or go to the gym.

- Chill out and listen to some music.

DON’T

- Log in to Facebook.

- Stay in your study space.

-Snack on unhealthy foods as a reward.

PUT THIS INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE ON YOUR WALL!

“GENIUS IS ONE PER CENT INSPIRATION AND NINETY-NINE PER CENT PERSPIRATION.” – Thomas Edison

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