Anti — Study Tip: Netflix Shows to Procrastinate With

Netflix

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 joke from the show is a reference to any life situation. Easy to watch and with clever humor, Arrested Development is my go-to show when I can’t decide on what to watch. Me on any test now:

3. Parks & Rec
Leslie Knope inspires me to achieve great things, period. Also, I would like to have Ron Swanson’s mustache and be literally as positive as Chris Traeger. Let’s enjoy this for a minute (or a few hours!).

4. Orange is the New Black
A little bit more serious and at times quite intense, Orange… is the show I go to when there’s not enough drama going on in my life. At one point I did binge watch a season and a half of it, but then things just kind of died down when things got crazy there. However, I’m still planning on finishing the second season soon. Probably around finals time next quarter.

5. Psych
My little sister and I finished watching 8 seasons of Psych in probably less than 3 months, and that’s during a school year. It seemed like a great show to watch in the evenings, and even she was able to understand the jokes. Now every pineapple reminds me of Psych, somebody please help.

What shows do you guys watch? I’m almost done with Gilmore Girls, need something else as a back-up!!

Multitasking

The Pro’s and Con’s of Multitasking.

Big picture: when you’re studying, try to get rid of all distractions. Listening to music, watching TV or texting while studying makes us divide our attention. So in the end, we don’t fully concentrate on either task neither of them gets done 100% well.

Sources: Psych 101; 2

 

Studying for Math

HOW TO STUDY FOR MATH.

The KEY: 1) Understand all the concepts before you go on any further
2) Do practice problems to secure that understanding

— Follow along as your teacher explains a concept and try to understand it in class. If you have any questions, ask right away or after class so you don’t get behind. In math most concepts are built upon each other, so missing something early on might cause some trouble later!

— At home, do practice problems (on that same day) to help everything sink in. With no review, you could forget what you’ve already understood and it may be difficult to recall later on.

Yoga for Eyes

A set of exercises to help relax your eyes. This would be helpful during a long study session when your eyes are all red and hurting. Do each exercise for 2-3 minutes every couple of hours, it was it will only take you 10 minutes max- a nice short break!

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No More All-Nighters

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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