Top Study Tips 2017 in Articles

Top study tips for 2017, to ensure that you are using the best practices for studying. The key to a healthy happy brain!

Make sure to study the stuff you're not so sure about

Most people have a habit of studying and going over things they already know, try and change this up a bit and study the things you're not sure about even if its just a quick 20 minutes to half an hour going over everything. It'll make you feel a lot better, as well as  building up on confidence before the exam. Also makes sure you're 100% ready to go and ace this exam!! You can do it!!!

Positive Attitudes

With the spring weather at it's peak, having exams is possibly the worst thing to be happening right now. Studying in this war, sunny weather is probably the last thing you can be bothered with, but trust us when we say having a positive attitude to studying makes the experience a whole lot better. 

Time Management

On average most people study about 6-8 hours a day taking regular breaks. If you sort out the studying in the morning, by the late afternoon/evening you can be out enjoying the sunny weather. Just like if you went out in the morning/early afternoon you could enjoy the weather and be back by the evening to finish studying. Working out your time to study ratio can be hard to do, especially with people around you having fun whilst you're working away

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Make a study plan

At some point in our lives we have all been at a point where we have been up all night the night before studying/trying to get work done and realised that we should've just done the work a lot earlier. Don't let it be you! Especially before an exam. Organise a study plan, at first you may be hesitant but trust me it works. Most people will be resistant to this idea of a study plan, but it works very well. By doing this you can work out about what things to study or look over as well as working out how much time you have until each of your exams. By doing this study plan it helps you and gives you a kick start into knowing what yo're doing in the day. 

Sleep

It's one of the most important things to remember when studying. Most people end up staying up late all night to study and to try and cram as much information in as possible, this is actually the wrong thing to do, sleep deprivation affects your brain in a lot of different ways, scientifically there is a link between sleep deprivation and impaired cognitive ability. This is the knowledge received by the brain by mental processes in our brain, this can affect memory, perception attention and mood. There is also links between sleep deprivation and greater levels of stress, which is the last thing you want when the exam time is coming up!! So make sure you get your 7-9 hours of sleep a night for a healthy happy brain.

Take breaks

This is possibly the most important one next to the actual studying and sleep. Make sure you take regular breaks and have lots of water around you at all times. Your brain can only take in so much information at any given time. Taking regular breaks whilst studying can ensure that your brain gets the rest it needs. On top of taking breaks make sure you snack and drink plenty!! 

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