Oh hey, girl! So midterms are here…sadly yes, it’s a thing 🙄 And so I figured you will probably have a test coming up sooner or later, the dread, I know. But to make sure you are prepared , I have made a list of my top studying tips that you NEED to know!
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Tip #1 – Music Playlist
If music is your thing, try finding a relaxing or studying playlist on Spotify! There are tons of playlists out there and sometimes a little calming background noise can really help.
Tip #2 – Make Sure You’re Comfortable
Are you studying in tight jeans, restricting tops, and an itchy necklace? Probably not… but you get the idea. If you are comfy, you are less likely to get distracted by your clothes bothering you and focus on what you actually need to focus on. Sweatpants can save lives 😉
Tip #3 – Have A Snack
Most of the time I will get sidetracked becuase I’m hungry and then I have a hard time staying focused studying. It can’t hurt to have a little healthy snack while you are studying. My favourite snack to munch on are blueberries. (but I’ve heard somewhere almonds are good for your brain or something) Check out this pin for studying snacks.
Tip #4 – Set Out Time Incraments
If you study for two hours straight, you are likely to quickly burn out and be exhausted. Try studying in smaller chunks with breaks in between. You could try studying for 20-30 minutes at at time, then with a 5-10 minute break and then keep going. Also, during your break is the perfect time go for a quick walk or having a little stretching session. Physical activity is proven to be helpful during study breaks. What can I say? It’s been proven y’all 💁🏼
Psst… Did you see my post, Back To School Apps To Make Your Life Easier? On that list there is an app that will set break timers for you! Check the blog post out here!
Tip #5 – Get Rid Of Distractions
Have you ever been studying and then your phone gets an alert and you are immideatly distracted? To fix that, just turn your phone on do not disturb mode and then it won’t vibrate or alert you! You could also try setting it across the room from wherever you are studying, that way, if you remember something you needed to do on your phone, you are less likely to just grab it without realizing becuase you would have to get up and go get it. Using your computer? There is an app called Self-Control to block temting sites like Instagram or Youtube for a certain amount of time 😀
Tip #6 – Be Organized
Before you start studying, it’s helpful to make a checklist of everything that you need to get done so you don’t get off track or forget to do something.
Tip #7 – Flashcards, Flashcards, Flashcards.
I can’t tell you how many times flashcards have saved me. For real. They are so helpful when you are trying to memorize something, especially vocab words. Just write the definition on one side, and the explanation or meaning on the other! You can even get a friend or someone to quiz you on them! Is writing not your thing? There is an app called Quizlet, and if you copy your vocab words and defitions into there, it will make games and tests for you out of your flashcards!
Tip #8 – Study With A Friend
This is definitely the tip I use the most. I have no idea where my grades would be right now if I didn’t study with friends before a test. I have a couple of friends who I love to study with. It makes it way more enjoyable, you lose track of time easier, and it really, really works. My friend and I basically take turns asking each other questions from the course material. I like to try to answer the questions without using my notes; it helps you to figure out what you know and don’t know.
Tip #9 – Drawing Diagrams
Don’t understand something in science? Draw it out! Seriously, writing things down and drawing visual diagrams can really help your brain remember things. So if some process or timeline is mumbo jumbo in your head, just draw it out!
Tip #10 – Videos
Whenever I’m not clear on a certain topic, I always search for videos on YouTube. Personally, watching someone explain things through pictures and videos makes way more sense to me than reading a bunch of words. If you are a visual learner like me, try searching for videos to explain topics you are confused about!
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Well, that is it for this weekend! I can’t wait for you to see the shop on Friday!!! What studying tip was your favorite? Comment below!