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 between.© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Why take class notes all by your lonesome when you can work with a buddy (or four!)? Gingko is a simple to use outlining tool that works great for everything from outlining that next research paper, to writing your next novel, to working as a team to take those class notes. Take a look at the Gingko intro video here, or go straight to Gingko here.© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Here’s a really helpful back to school post from the fine folks over at makeuseof.com. It includes power-student tips on doing primary research to bump up grades, finding textbooks on the cheap, and using great audio courses to learn while you burn (calories).© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Updated post from June, 2009. You’d think that college professors would actually have to prove their merit as teachers before sticking them in front of 200 fresh-faced freshman. Think again, mon frer. At most universities
Thank you, Engineering Student Services & Academic Programs Office at Texas A&M University! They have taken over the hosting of my Wired Study Tips podcast on iTunesU. If you haven’t already done so, bop on over to Wired Study Tips on iTunes and take a listen.© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Take a look at this spiffy infographic to see oh-how-many-ways sleeping more can make you into the man, woman, or non-gender specific being you you always knew you could be!
The closer students get to a full eight hours a night of sleep, the better their grades, according to a new investigation Researchers tracked what effect the later start times had on students at two Seattle high schools.
The study collected light and activity data from subjects using wrist activity monitors — rather than relying solely on self-reported sleep patterns from subjects, as is often done in sleep studies — to show that a later school start time benefits adolescents by letting them sleep longer each night. The study also revealed that, after the change in school start time, students did not stay up significantly later: They simply slept in longer, a behavior that scientists say is consistent with the natural biological rhythms of adolescents.
Scientists generally recommend that teenagers get eight to 10 hours of sleep each night. But early-morning social obligations — such as school start times — force adolescents to either shift their entire sleep schedule earlier on school nights or truncate it. Certain light-emitting devices — such as smartphones, computers and even lamps with blue-light LED bulbs — can interfere with circadian rhythms in teens and adults alike, delaying the onset of sleep. If the adolescent is not able to sleep 10 hours on his own, then the best option is to take sleeping pills from https://www.ukmeds.co.uk/general-health/sleeping-tablets in order to reduce the number of times they wake up at night and create a healthy sleeping habit.
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 breaks, take a look at the free online app, Unforgetit. It’s perfect for setting break reminders to get you up off your duff on a regular schedule.
Want more details about breaks and maximizing your memory? Watch my free study skills video. It will take 45 minutes to watch and save you HOURS this week!
Onlineschools.org recently listed StudyProf.com as one of their top 50 resources for students attending online operations management schools. Although many of the resources are specific to operations management there are loads of useful links that will benefit anyone. Take a look at “50 Resources For Students Attending Online Operations Management Schools.”© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
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