Memorizing dates for history tests Someone sent in a question about memorizing dates for history tests, so here is a little something about that. Hope this helps!
Quick Tips for Answering Multiple Choice Questions 1. Read question and underline what it’s asking you. 2. Cover the answer choices (a, b, c, d) with your hand and try to answer the question yourself, without any help. Seeing the answer choices will just confuse and distract you. 3. Use the Process of Elimination: – Eliminate what is obviously a wrong answer – Now only focus on what’s left. Now you won’t pay attention to the wrong answer choice and it won’t distract you anymore. Note* Strongly-worded answer choices are rarely the right answer! See example on the picture 🙂 My econ professor told us a few of these- you still have to study, but these techniques makes it easier for you to find the right answer among all the wrong ones that distract you. ** If you have any more tips you’d like to share with us, Submit them to me and I will post them and credit you, of course, or comment below!
MEDITATION: it can help you relax, improve concentration and even your mood! Doesn’t take too long and can be done at any time/place. -Last time I was waiting for a ride on a bus stop for just about 5 minutes, and took that time to relax 🙂 I was so calm afterwards! Everyone can do it differently, but the key is to relax and try not to think of anything. 1) Take a comfortable position and put on some gentle, calming music 2) Close your eyes, straighten up. You can lean against a wall. 3) Let your thoughts come and go. If something starts to bother you, think “I can totally do it later, it can wait.” 4) Only 5-10 minutes a day is all it takes! Here are some sources and more info on that: 1, 2 For beginners: 1 2 Some music: 1 and Songza and Spotify
Power Naps are a great way to boost your energy in the middle of the day! If you are feeling drowsy and tired and still have a ton of homework to do, take a 20-30 minute power nap! It doesn’t take too much time and helps increase productivity. 1. They are most effective if they last 15-20 minutes; 2. They are good of alertness and motor performance 3. BETTER than caffeine. Caffeine just postpones your fatigue, while power naps actually get rid of it. Best time of day to take a nap: 1-3 p.m. If taken after 4 p.m., you may disturb your sleep at night. Sources + More Info: 1, 2, 3 Happy napping!
Things to keep in mind when learning a foreign language. Always read out loud! Focus on pronounciation and accuracy. You may sound better in your head than in real life, and without practice you won’t improve. Study vocab with flashcards. Take your time to make them. Apply new grammar rules in practice problems. Without application and practice, there won’t be much use to it. Practice, practice, practice!
Some quick notes on staying focused.
A Visual guide to note-taking systems: The Cornell Method, Outlining, Mapping and Charting
Why pulling an all-nighter is bad for your health and your test grade! **The most valuable hours for sleeping are early in the night, so it’s better to go to bed relatively early (around 9 pm) and wake up early to finish the studying. With a fresh mind you’ll be way more productive in the morning. Sources: 1, 2, 3