Your brain works better when you take regular breaks. Watch the video on that here. Now there’s a waaaay easy way to time your study time and your break time. Check out the easily configurable and free Marinara timer online. Bonus: here’s a timer perfect for 45 minute study sessions with 5 minute breaks in … Continue reading The Saucy Way to Study: Marinara
Taking frequent breaks maximizes your brain’s ability to recall. Hundreds of variations on experiments first performed in the late 1800s have confirmed that taking a 5 to 10 minute break every thirty or forty minutes will help you get the most out of your overworked and underappreciated neurons. To help you remember to take study … Continue reading Are You Taking Enough Study Breaks?
Part 3 in the series “Getting Into the Study Groove” – See the end of this post for more segments in the series. So far we’ve talked about the first four characteristics of that perfect state of academic zen; the state where we are at one with our studies, losing all track of time and … Continue reading Improve Your Focus With Better Feedback and A Perfect Challenge Level
Mental focus or concentration… is not just for zen masters and chess prodigies. All of us can concentrate extremely well on certain things. Usually, you don’t really notice when you’re completely focused on something. You only realize the degree of your concentration later when you are amazed to find that hours have passed. For some, … Continue reading Getting Into the Study Groove
Rank these professions in order of average IQ, highest to lowest (just give it your best guess). Neurosurgeon Nuclear physicist Professor of Law New York cab driver Yeah, yeah. I know what you’re thinking. There are probably some real idiots in those first three professions, and there are probably some certifiable egg-heads driving cabs. But … Continue reading Best Study Schedule
Mid-terms and finals are the bane of most college students’ existence. One final exam would be bad enough, but at the end of the semester we often have to take two or three exams in a single day! It’s enough to make even the most studious among us pine for the life of a beach … Continue reading What’s the Best Way to Study When I Have Several Tests In The Same Week?
These study tips can make good study habits easy! The magic grade fairies have been watching you. They know just how hard you’ve been working on that project/homework/study session and they will grant you the exalted, golden A+ of perfect knowledge. Your mental sweat translates directly to superior scores. Riiiiiight. If you believe that I’ve … Continue reading Study Tips – Top Five Ways College Students Work Too Hard (Part 1)
There’s only so much you can eat at one time. Gorge yourself and you’ll end up tossing your proverbial cookies. Psychology research shows that your brain works similarly. Try to shove in too much new info at one sitting and you’ll get brain barf. Well, not barf exactly, but your noggin will not thank you … Continue reading Study Less for Better Grades
…at least when it comes to reviewing info you want to recall, like your class notes on the Kreb Cycle or the Quadratic Formula. If you catch yourself going over the same notes again and again, trying to wedge it into your gray matter, there is a better way. Oodles (no, really, OOODLES) of good … Continue reading You study TOO MUCH…
Most of us feel like we are pretty good at using our brains; I mean, we’ve been doing it our whole lives, right? But are you really getting the most out of your mind when it comes to memory, study, and creativity? There are loads of little tweaks and changes you can make to your … Continue reading More for less–Getting the most From your mind