Hi guys, since my last (and first one) post, where I said that I finally learned how to study, some @ are asking me how I did it. So, I decided to make a new post aaaall about it!

I gonna give some tips to make easy and simple to study and in the end there'll be five videos from youtube that explain a lot and really healped me to get organized and focus. Let's start!

A clean space makes a clean mind.

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I am not sure if this is the first tip I should give you, but.... is true, try to invest in some place that can be yours and only yours to study, work, write and do every little important thing. Mine is just a simple desk, where I can put my notebook and books with a lamp to study at night. I used to study in bed, and it works fine to me, but then I started to get frustrated and couldn't do anything the way I wanted.
If you already have it, try to keep it clean and simple. With some notes or reminders of what you have to do and deadlines.

Get organized

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An calendar or a notebook to write all your work is a good way to know what you have to do and what's already done. I like to mark on google calendar all my apointments, which can be exams, apresentations, holidays, papers deadline and important events in college and in my agenda all my classes and the week schedule to know how much time to study, exercise and prepared my meals I'll have in the week.

Study time

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Now, is time to talk about work. Study can be a pain in the @ s s, but I really like A grades, so I'm gonna talk about three things: pomodoro seassions, no distraction space and difficulty level.

Pomodoro sessions:
" is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. "
source: en.wikipedia.org

I like to take 25 minutes of studying and rest for five or ten minutes, that depends of how busy I am, and do that four more times at least, completing two hours of study without counting the rest time. And then I eat or do something else. After that I come back to study for more fours sessions. It's really good because our brain can't focus more than 20-30 minutes in the same activity, so take a break and do something totally diferent from what you're doing and comeback fresh and new to more 25 minutes. I can do this all day without feeling tired or frustaded.

No distraction space:
"The more stressed out you are, the harder it'll be to get your work done."
source: wikihow.com/Stop-Procrastinating

If you are these type of people who first sees facebook, instagram, email or weheartit or anything like these thousand of social medias that have these days, STOP! After checking all that, your brain will be exausted, you'll no longer be able to study, will have no energy, you'll feel guilty for not doing what you have to do and will let for another day. First do what really matters, than you do anything you want.

Difficulty level

When I have more than one subject to study I like to divide in difficulty order. What is harder for me to learn? What I have to pay more attention? If I am sleepy, should I start reading a book or doing exercises? Try to think about what can be smarter for you to do. Experiment diferents orders so you know yourself and with the time, it will be easier to make your plans.

Videos

These are five videos that I watched to learn more about study tips and how to be more effective.

  • https://youtu.be/CPxSzxylRCI (How to Study Effectively for School or College - Top 6 Science-Based Study Skills) In 8 minutes, it talks about sessions studies, divining your subjects, try to know why you're studying this subject and apply in your daily life.
  • https://youtu.be/BY4vl0UVkT0 (How to Build Good Studying Habits) In 9 minutes, it talks about creating habits and specifically how to build study habits.
  • https://youtu.be/qRE0WicGz4I (Make a Good Study Plan) In 3 minutes, it shows how to make a great schedule to your study, the most important part starts in 01:27 where it show how to use your agenda or notebook.
  • https://youtu.be/p60rN9JEapg (The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips) In 3 minutes, it explain why divide your studies is better than study everything one week or one night before.
  • https://youtu.be/H-DJEU9N1y4 (How To Study Smarter, Not Harder - From How We Learn by Benedict Carey) In 2 minutes, it shows diferent tips to make a good time studying, like differentiating studies places or learning new skills to exercise your brain.

Thank you for reading, and if you want more tips about this subject you can talk to me! Now try some of those tips and see if they work for you! I'm wishing the best for everyone and good studies!