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Feeling like your studying efforts are subpar and you’re getting nowhere? Consider the action items below and try to integrate them into your life. Trust us, your studying will benefit greatly!
Kill Distractions and Multitasking
The age in which we are living, in addition to having accustomed us to immediate results, has led us to live in ” multi-tasking” mode, that is to do more things simultaneously.
If this way of doing on certain occasions can have its benefit (e.g. exploiting the time we spend on public transport to processing e-mails), in the study it brings with it various damages!
In fact, a simple gesture like looking at a message on a mobile phone interrupts a flow of concentration that will then be difficult to recover.
So when you have to study, go to an empty room and take only the book, paper and a pen with you – you don’t need anything else.
Plan Your Study Day
“Why should planning the study be useful to me?”.
Let’s think about it for a moment … you have zero desire to study and, in addition, you have a slew of books to read. In this state, it is normal for you to feel suffocated and you may even freeze before you even begin.
If, on the other hand, you organize the work you have to do and break it up into small daily chunks, it will seem much more doable.
Let’s say that planning the study day is a sort of roadmap: you know where you are, where you need to arrive, and what are the steps to take (so as not to get lost in the sea of books that fill your desk).
Intrigued to see how to plan? Let’s see it right away.
Devote the right hours of study per day
Let’s be real: it’s not like you can stay in books all day. Let’s say you can study for 2 to 8 hours a day.
I, therefore, recommend a minimum of 2 hours to those who study and work at the same time, while, if you do not have other activities during the day, I recommend that you even reach 6 (up to a maximum of 8 hours a day, in particular cases).
Study in Cycles
As I often remind my students, study marathons are useless. You may be able to finish the program, but you won’t remember much, and most importantly, you will be mentally shattered.
What to do then? Simple, study in cycles of 1 hour! I’ll explain how to mark the time:
Do 40 minutes of study at your highest concentration
you take a 10-minute break (in which you completely disconnect and do whatever you want),
review the information you studied before the break for 10 minutes.
In this way, you will have studied, rested, and reviewed… all in 1 hour! 😉
Start the Day with a Review
A smart move is to start your study day by reviewing what you did the previous day.
By remembering the information, you will have the good feeling that you have done a good job and the right amount of motivation to study with subsequent study cycles.
“What if I don’t remember anything of what I studied?” It. Very difficult to happen the next day, but it could happen during the final review that you will do after days of study. To overcome this problem you will have to do more revisions, as I explain in the article on delayed repetition, I recommend that you take a look at it. 😉
Make Time for Yourself Every Day
Take at least an hour for yourself each day (at a minimum). If you do not take this time, the study will begin to suffocate you, and staying on the books in this state, as well as stressing you, will not help.
So go out, have fun, take a walk, hang out with friends, watch a movie, and do whatever you like, that way you’ll recharge your batteries and be ready for the next day.
Okay, this was the daily planning, a fundamental aspect of the study method. However, it must be said that the method is made up of other parts: how to take notes, how to underline, how to memorize how to expose in the right way, and others.
If you feel that you don’t have a good study method, I suggest you consider getting help from an essay writer. It is an effective way to boost your studies when you’re feeling low on energy and motivation.
To Sum Up
Well, we’ve come to the end of this article. I hope you have gone from saying “I don’t want to study” to saying “I try and … maybe I can!”. If you wish, you can also leave a comment to let me know your point of view or to ask me a question about the studio you feel the need to answer. I am here, ready to answer you!