I'm so sorry, I haven't been posting lately and that's because I have exams coming up and let me tell you - it's not funny. Sleep, school, studying, sleep, school, studying and everything all over again - that's how my days went when I wasn't updating my blog... Excuse accepted? :)
Even if you're not in high school and you don't have to study for your exams regularly, there are situations when you have to remember something that's written in a book or learn some definitions that are not necessarily useful... Here are some quick tips that help me a lot and may help you :)
Highlight short sentences or words that can help you remember what you have to learn. It catches your eye when you're doing a quick revision so you don't have to read the whole text just to find a definition, a word, etc. What is more, it's colourful and fun!
2. BRAIN NEEDS SOME REST TOO!
Staying up all night studying or forgetting what is sleep is not good for your brain. It won't work properly if you don't sleep enough or take breaks regularly. What works for me is doing exactly what is said in the picture below:
3. FLASHCARDS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS
When you are in a rush or forgot to take your books with you, flashcards will help you memorise everything that you have to, without going through all your studying materials. It's handy, it will fit into your pockets and you can go through them whenever you want! If you're lazy like me and you don't want to make them on paper, I recommend downloading apps with flashcards then even if you forget to bring your 'real' flashcards with you, you still have them on your phone!
4. REMEMBER TO SNACK
Sometimes you can forget to eat, because of stress, too much material to remember etc. remember to snack on healthy things. Personally, I like to eat slices of apple with peanut butter on the side :)
5. SAY YES TO COFFEE
There are days when you don't sleep well and the only thing that keeps me alive and my brain working is coffee. This liquid magic can make your studying a lot easier.
6. TURN IT OFF!
I think this is the hardest one: turning off your laptop, TV, Facebook, Twitter etc. trust me it doesn't help if notifications keep popping out of nowhere distracting you...
Good luck! xx