Studying can be a challenge, but there are ways that you can make it easier & more effective.
Take advantage of these 5 tips to make the most of your studying.
1. Keep your study space clean & organised
An organized & uncluttered work space helps you to think more clearly & feel more relaxed & in control. It is worth taking the time before studying to clean up.
2. Take Regular Study Breaks
Taking breaks gives your brain time to integrate what you have learned & recharge your batteries for your next study session.
3. Eat Well & Drink Water
It may be tempting to snack on unhealthy treats & overload on caffeine to stay awake & alert, but it is more beneficial to drink plenty of water & eat brain foods (such as Nuts, Blueberries, Dark Chocolate, Fish & yes, some Coffee).
4. Study Aloud
Talking out loud (when you can), helps to cement & strengthen what you are learning in your brain. Try explaining the material to someone else, in the simplest way you can, to ensure that you understand it clearly & will remember it for the exam.
Getting enough sleep is paramount. Although you might want to stay up later to fit more studying in, your brain requires sleep to recharge & in fact, while you sleep, your brain continues to process what you have learned, making it time well-spent.
It might seem counterproductive to exercise when you have studying to do, but studies show significant benefits of exercise for students.
Exercise increases energy levels, recharges brain function, and releases endorphins which reduce stress levels.