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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 ūüôā Save it, print it out and follow these suggestions to improve your studying!

Before our Classes Begin: A Checklist

A quick checklist to prepare for the upcoming semester. 1. Office supplies. The most important step of all (probably not, but why can’t it be?). Go out and get yourself some cute stationery! Journals, pens, pencils, highlighters, extra paper, sticky notes, etc. 2. A planner. I don’t know about you, but a few weeks into any quarter I stop using my planner completely. I feel confident enough in my memory, despite the numerous times I’ve forgotten to turn in assignments. A new year is the best! time to go out and get a new planner. Some posts: Free printable weekly to-do template,¬†planners online, filofax love, chronodex planner, bullet journal. 3. Check the classes Make sure to take a look at the class websites and read the syllabi (syllabuses? that sounds weird). Take a look at the textbooks and see if there are any assignments that need to be completed prior to the first day. See some reviews on ratemyprofessors.com, get an idea of what to expect from a class. 4. Have some note-taking options This …

Quick Note

Hey there guys, So sorry about my¬†long absence from the blog – things have been getting kind of busy and crazy around the holidays. I’m struggling to finish some gifts I decided to make myself this year, work enough hours (to actually keep my job) and do some catching up with the friends. I promise I will start posting things as soon as I get a free minute (possibly at work, ¬†ha ha!) and show you what I’ve been working on these last few days. Meanwhile, I have some additions on the sidebar!¬†Shout out to these awesome blogs: Mostly Morgan¬†– one of my favorite blogs to read! (Hey Morgan, nice theme!) Nitty Gritty English – a guide for the un-enthusiastic writers! I absolutely love the writing tips Jacqueline comes up with (I’ve been feeling a bit rusty here), her site is definitely worth following! Keistuolis¬†– a wonderful Tumblr blog I’ve been recently introduced to! By Hannah Joy¬†– “The Stressed Out College Student’s Destination.” Oh, the title here speaks for itself. Hope everyone is having a …

Anti — Study Tip: Netflix Shows to Procrastinate With

Who has never binge-watched several seasons of Netflix shows in one night? I can’t say I haven’t, as this is my perfect way of procrastinating, aside from exploring Tumblr and trying to figure out this blogging stuff. TV is a great way to sit down and unwind after a long day, although I do feel very unproductive when there’s lots of homework to do. Nevertheless, you should always allot time for yourself to relax . Here I present to you my most recent Netflix faves, in no particular order. 1. Gilmore Girls. Yep, I’ve mentioned it in my last post, but I’ve been getting pretty hooked on Gilmore Girls. It seems like such a simple show to watch, with very light drama and not much information to process, and it’s perfect for some crafting background. I can really relate to Rory in her academic pursuits and habits, although I still have some room for improvement. 2. Arrested Development. My favorite show on Earth, up to maybe the fourth season. From now on, every line and …

Flashcards: Make ‘Em Right!

The other day I decided to sacrifice my Math Quiz Section¬†in favor of three hours of pure study time for the finals. I must add, I do not regret this decision, as lately things with organization¬†have been getting out of hand. While studying for my upcoming Psychology final, which has just so many theories and hypotheses, I decided to go for making flashcards (these have some great advantages!) To make things a bit different this time, though, I put the definitions in my own words and added some comments relating to my life experiences, movies I’ve seen or songs I’ve heard. For example, one flashcard that came out looked like this: From this experience, I realized that there are several things I need to do to make my flashcard-making time worth…my time. Because if you think about it, after spending hours (sometimes even days) drawing these up, how much do you actually study from them?¬†I’ll be honest and say that I give up the second I put the pen down, thinking that making the flashcards …