As exam time is almost upon us, I figure it’s a good time to share some studying tricks that have helped me a lot when trying to focus and study. Hope it helps and good luck on your exams!
1) Get a tomato
The Pomodoro (tomato in Italian) timer method is one of my favorite ways of managing my time and making sure that I stay on task. It works like this.
First decide what you’re going to be studying. Then set a timer for 25 minutes. During those 25 minutes, the only thing you’re going to be doing is studying. After the timer is done you set a time for 5 minutes and give yourself a break. Repeat for 4 rounds.
At the end of the 4 rounds give yourself a longer break of 10 or 20 minutes and then repeat the whole cycle until you’re done studying.
You can mess around with the times, but at the end of the day using the pomodoro technique is a really good way of managing time and putting breaks into your schedule.
Here’s a site to get you started: http://tomato-timer.com/#, but you can just set the timers on your phone.