This week, Boundless published a guest post on USA Today College on studying distractions students should embrace. If you focus too hard on studying and forget to give your brain a break, you might wind up doing more harm than good. Whether you’re studying for a final exam or prepping for a weekly quiz, here are some studying distractions to say ‘yes’ to:
- Late Night Snacks: Set a late-night time with friends to get some snacks, and stick to it. Having an event to get to later in the night will make you set a deadline and keep you efficient. Just remember to go back to studying when you’re done.
- The Gym: Keep up with your physical routine during midterms, because when the body gets flabby, so does the mind. The gym also forces you to shift your focus from studying to another excruciating activity. When you’re ready to go back to studying you’ll be refreshed from the break you gave your brain.
See more tips from Boundless in USA Today!
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Study savvy students who are equipped with the right study skills will ace their exams in a cinch. As study resources evolve, we’re noticing that the digital shift is making way for an enhanced learning landscape. Students who hop on the digital train are gaining a whole new array of study skills that’ll push them to the top of their class!
This isn’t to say that students who are bound to the study regiments they’re used to can’t succeed. But in the long run, adopting a digital skill set will make the process of studying more efficient and beneficial for students.
Check out our infographic below to see where you sit on the study savvy spectrum!
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Editor’s note (Aug. 2013): This feature is now retired from Boundless. Learn more about Boundless Learning Technology, personalized study tools for students.
Making a study guide is a great way to prep for exams, essays, and other assignments, but not when the process of creating one causes such a headache. Preparing a typical study guide is cumbersome and time-consuming. It involves a bulky study set-up of textbooks, notebooks, countless highlighters and Post-Its, and a laptop, plus countless hours of condensing all your class material into one guide.
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