Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Revision breaks!

During Revision Week, it can be tempting to have marathon study sessions. Even though it is done with the best of intentions, this can backfire!

Most of us find that our minds can only stay focused for a certain amount of time. After that it is difficult to concentrate and our minds wander. Studies show that we remember more of the information we learn at the start and at the end of a study session.

Therefore, it is good to break big long study sessions into several small ones. Studying for 50 minutes and then taking a 10 minute break enables us to concentrate throughout our study time.

Remember, it is better to spend a shorter time completely focused on what you are reading than to spend twice as long trying to read while distracted by a phone/the TV/our friends. Learn to single-task! Devote your entire concentration to your study time, and then enjoy the time you have off!

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