So, for my learning project I have decided to learn how to study better! It would be a really good skill to have since, I am a student and all.
For my first post I have found a site that had some useful tips that I wanted to try out!
Some of the tips I want to try out are
3. Reward Yourself With A Treat
because I’m not gonna pass up on an excuse to get my snack on. So I plan on letting myself have a snack every time I answer a specific amount of questions or if I’m doing something like an essay, for every specific amount of time I work on the essay (with no interruption).
8. Use Apps to Block Distracting Sites
I am sure I am not alone when I say that the biggest distraction is internet. I get messages, someone tags me in Facebook posts, or I just start browsing Instagram on my phone (hopefully I can start browsing Twitter instead of Instagram for EDTC300). Even though it is a huge distraction, it is also my most helpful tool for studying. so I can’t just turn off all my internet connections so having apps to block them for me will be really useful!
The blog recommends SelfControl app it does not seem like it will work for me so I am going off a friend’s recommendation! Flora is an app where you plant a tree and pick when it will be fully grown. During the time it is growing, you cannot use your phone or it will kill the tree. The idea is that you will feel guilty about killing the tree so you won’t use it.
13. Listen to the Correct Type of Music
I always listen to instrumental music while studying because if a song has lyrics I always end up singing along and getting distracted. I have always listened to my music at a loud volume to drown out the outside noise but their blog about which music to listen to states that it should be listened at a moderate volume. It also recommends Mozart because of something called the “Mozart Effect” where listening to Mozart improves mental performance.
14. Make Your Study Space Portable
I always either sit in the first floor of the Archer Library or in RIC at school to study but the blog states that it improves information retention when you move around.
I plan on studying at a different spot everyday and maybe try moving to a different studying spot during the day.
I really hope some of these tips help me out cause I got a midterm on Friday! I will keep you guys updated on how I do! Wish me luck everyone!