Study Tips From a Pro(crastinator) 📝
By: Samantha Jaffe
Studying can be an excruciating process. One way to survive it is by discovering the strategies that work best for you. If you're someone who tackles assignments the night before, or find your study habits ineffective, here's some advice that will help you prepare for your next exam; just in time for midterms.
If you are using your computer to study, write a paper, or look at readings, close all your other tabs. Yes, I’m talking about those Buzzfeed quizzes.
Assess how much work you need to do. Write down all the assignments in order of when they are due. Being able to see how much you need to do can help you better manage your time.
Do not listen to music while doing homework if you know it distracts you. If you need to get out of your head, listen to white noise instead of songs with lyrics, which will divert your attention. Chance the Rapper’s new song can wait until you are finished writing your philosophy paper.
Clean your study space. The less you have on your desk, the less distracted you will be.
Take a break. Go for a twenty-minute walk around campus or a surrounding neighborhood, go the gym, eat a snack, call your parents, or just briefly close your eyes. It is important to give yourself time to rest, especially after studying for hours.
With midterms on the horizon, finding out what study habits work for you now will make your life so much easier later on.
Edited by Danielle Germain