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 …
Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age Bullet Journal is an anolog journaling and note taking system for the digital age Only like the greatest way to make a planner ever.
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
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.
When facing a difficult text, the easiest way to understand it is by breaking it down into smaller chunks and annotating it.
The “Pomodoro” technique for managing your study time. 45/15 rule.
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!
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