Study Tips For The End of The Year!

Studying is often associated with hours of mind numbingly dull textbooks and pages and pages of notes, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A good way to do that is by avoiding some common studying mistakes. Common mistakes when studying include: studying too close to the date of your test or quiz, pulling all nighters, studying with distractions, and studying alone. When you study too soon (too close to the date of the test/exam), your brain has less time to store the information because sleeping is your brain‘s time to process and memorize that. This also ties in with how all nighters are bad. One might argue that it is a good way to sneak in some extra last-minute studying, but very little of what was studied is remembered. Another way to study better is by decreasing the amount of distractions around us. In a world where phones, TVs, computers, and video games are common, the potential distractions are infinite, and while you can’t eliminate all of them, we can get rid of a good number of them. We can do this by just turning off devices and putting them away. One good way to start studying is to organize your tasks and prioritize them, perhaps with a To-Do list. An added bonus of this is how crossing an item off your list once you have completed it can also give you a sense of accomplishment, motivating you to work harder.

Aurora Shen

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