6 ways to be more efficient while studying

By Karimah Naguib
Residence Advisor

  1. Turn that iphone onto “Do not disturb mode”Karimah Picture

It is amazing how easily our phones can distract us. When you
schedule out a time to study make sure that time is solely dedicated to studying.

  1. Download “Self control” app on computers

This is an amazing app that allows you to choose websites (such as facebook, youtube, instagram) to block for a certain period of time. So if you set aside 2 hours to finish that econ assignment you procrastinated… make sure to set you self control on for two hours so you cant be distracted by your favorite websites. Check it out here.

  1. Make a study schedule

Planning out what and when you are going to be studying is a great way to keep you accountable and organized with your studying.

  1. Plan study breaks

Your brain can’t continuously study for 4 hours straight! Be sure to give yourself short 5 or 10 minute breaks to keep you sane.

  1. Do more active studying

Reading notes can be tiresome and the majority of the time your mind just wanders while you read. Active studying uses techniques like speaking, discussing, and drawing to help keep your mind active and is really useful when you have lots of material to memorize. A great example of active studying is testing yourself with flash cards.

  1. Don’t compromise your sleep

Pulling an all nighter to study for your midterms isn’t the best or most efficient use of your time. If you’ve crammed all your studying to the last minute just go over your keys concepts and go to bed at a reasonable hour.

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