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Here you will find a compilation of study advice and tips on a broad range of topics: from getting the most out of lectures to improving your concentration.

Study Productivity Tips

This week I wanted to share with you some Study Productivity tips by the Study Medicine Europe organization. Random little tips all over the internet are great, of course, but having them in one place, like this infographic is even better 🙂 Save it, print it out and follow these suggestions to improve your studying!

How to NOT Get Bored Studying

School has started for me, and after only a few days, I’m already feeling pretty bored with the homework. Throughout this weekend’s fine Sunday I was very hard at work to find some ways to cheer myself up! Although it involved some relocating and redecorating (I know, it was supposed to be homework time), I was able to successfully finish everything I had planned to do.

5 Ways to Hack Undergrad Studies

From study groups and final exams to frat parties and sleep deprivation, there are many worries on the minds of undergrads. Social media feeds seem to be filled with tips on how to clean things, how to pack things, and other quirky little life hacks (like, clever things to do with binder clips and duct tape). But there are five hacks that make the undergraduate years more fun, more successful, and even less expensive.

6 Tips For Finding Motivation To Study

This week I realized that in order to actually sit down and do some work (any work, really), we must be really motivated to do it. Since there is plenty of tasks we simply can’t get started on, I’ve come up with a few things that could help us get our study/combat/I-Can-Ace-Everything mode going: 1. Clean up your desk and room. Like I mentioned in the previous post, clean room = clean head 2. Organize all loose papers. Put them in a binder or folder, keep them in one place and in good order that you can follow. 3. Make a “to-do” list. Can’t do anything without that. Whether you’re using an app or a simple journal, setting your goals and tasks is a priority 4. If time permits, watch an inspirational movie. I usually combine it with cleaning my room. My personal favorite is “Legally Blonde” – I instantly get a wave of inspiration to study something and ace it. What’s your inspirational film or show? 5. Approach tasks in smaller chunks. Do homework in …

5 Habits of Organized Students

I haven’t posted this type of posts in a while, but I’m slowly getting back in the game. With finals finally being over, I’ve thought and reflected on what I did right and wrong in the quarter and came to the conclusion that organization may be one of the key aspects to good studying. So here are 5 habits that every organized student has and I would like to strive for in the next term: 1. Studying and reviewing material right after lecture, every day/evening. A little bit of daily review will help avoid late-night cramming before any test. Make a study plan 2. Setting personal deadlines 3-4 days before the actual deadline. This gives some extra time for any edits or even emergencies that could come. No more “Ah, I have a 10-page essay due tomorrow!” at 11 pm anymore! 3. Using a good calendar/planner/organizer will help with seeing what’s coming up and due in the next weeks. I found a great app for any device a few days ago and am loving it! …

Study Groups: Why They’re Cool

Hello my dear friends – It looks like I’m getting back into the groove, I’m feeling some academic-blogging inspiration! Hope everyone has been having a fabulous time! For a little update on my life here, things have been pretty stale except for one very important thing: I applied for a Study Abroad program and am impatiently (as in checking my application even though I know nothing has changed) waiting for an answer, which should have been emailed to me starting on Saturday. I won’t go into too much detail now as I would like a firm answer first, but beware and prepare for a ton of study-abroad related posts even if I don’t get in! In other news, I’ll be going to Europe this summer: first to visit my family in Russia and then on a crazy Eurotrip with some random dude (okay, boyfriend) all over Germany, then Amsterdam, London and Dublin. I’ll be sure to visit all university campuses I can! **Also, feel free to follow my personal Instagram account, as I’ve been updating …