Don’t Study Long Hours

Don’t Study Long Hours

The longer you study, the less efficient you are

Most students like to push the limits and try to start studying as late as possible and study long hours. Ultimately they are ending up preparing for an exam for a whole day (8-12 hours) in a library or at home. These long hours are in actuality an illusion, because a brain cannot process so much information in such a long time span. In most cases those 8-12 hours melt down to 2-4 hours of efficient learning. (or even less). Think of a sportsman. No one would ever consider to workout full […] Read more

Stay Organized

Stay Organized

Stay Organized While Studying

Chaos on your desk might cause chaos in your head

Sometimes I wonder, how students manage their daily life. They already seem to be busy organizing their piles of paper, searching for books and trying to get classes on time. When do they actually find time to study?

If you have exams ahead of you, create an realistic schedule for learning and establish a system, how to handle all incoming information. Get proper notebooks and also purchase relevant books on time, since they might be sold out soon. That will eliminate a lot of trouble and will create free […] Read more

Mind Maps

Mind Maps

Mind Maps

Try this technique, even if you believe you are a non-visual person

I must say, I’m not really a person that likes drawing, but I definitely recommend to try the concept of mind maps. Instead of taking linear notes, you structure your thoughts visually here. Simply start with the main topic in the middle of your paper and then build sub-categories around it. Then continue with further sub-categories moving from the inner circle to the outside. This technique has two benefits:

1. You will remember the study matter a lot better, because you have structured your mind maps AND your thoughts […] Read more

Use Your Sleep Time When Studying

Use Your Sleep Time When Studying

Use Your Sleep Time When Studying

Efficient Learning happens right before bedtime

If you need to memorize facts for your next exam, study right before you go to sleep or do a re-call session before you are heading to bed. That way you will give your brain a good time frame to process all information. Your memory next morning will be excellent. Try it out.

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