Students are always running out of time, regardless if we talk about completing a paper or learning for exams. Often, this is due to lack of organization, and therefore, lack of productivity and efficiency. Young people get distracted very easily and they don’t think about consequences till the last minute.
Below, there is a list with ten essential tips what will help you stay on top of assignments and exams.
- Stay away from gadgets and social media
Turn off the TV, the phone and also the laptop. If you need to work on the computer, just sign off from all social media websites and focus on research only. This is the unique solution of not wasting precious time on your friends’ latest posts and updates.
- Stay organized
Use different systems – colors, lists of priorities, special folders, to do lists, schedules, and so on. When having tons of things to do in a short period of time, it is vital to visualize exactly what there is to be solved and what is the deadline. By staying organized, you avoid forgetting about tasks and getting panicked.
- Don’t leave it till the last day
Start studying ahead time, in a relaxed and calm mood. No matter what they may think, students cannot learn all lessons or write a great paper in just a few hours.
- Use every minute wisely
Commuting usually means waste of time. But you can spend it wisely by reading courses, books of even by listening to different texts.
- Have a personal routine
This may sound boring, but it is efficient. Give up on chaotic life styles, and adopt a regular program for every day. In this way, you will not be tempted to spend more time than allowed on having fun.
- Know your limits
You may have the will of studying for three different courses in only two days, but this is not feasible. Humans have physical limits and these should not be challenged. Set realistic goals and reach for them in long periods of time.
- Manage your health
Don’t forget to eat healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, and also to drink plenty of water. Brain needs good proteins and carbohydrates in order to function at its best parameters. Then, get at least seven hours of sleep per night.
- Concentrate better with music
A lot of people find musing relaxing and beneficial for studying. Of course, not all genres have this effect. The best one is the classical music, told to boost mental productivity (see the Mozart effect, for example).
- Exercise every day
For at least an hour a day, get out of the house and exercise lightly. The brain needs fresh air and the body needs to lose stress by moving. Even walking is great for uncluttering your mind.
- Keep a positive attitude
Panic and stress are no good. Instead, try to keep calm and to look for solutions where everything seems to fail. There is always a way out, just be confident that you are going to find it.