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a-students-lifebuoy · a day ago
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Sombre yellow
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cupsnpages · 2 months ago
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april 6th 2022
hey there - i've been so busy lately that i haven't had time to unwind and to relax. fourth year has been exhausting to say the least (and it's only the first semester)
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placeofwonder · a month ago
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25-29 April 2022
First week of the new semester! I've had several weeks off to relax, which was nice and desperately needed but also makes it quite an adjustment to go back to waking up early and getting things done again. This is also the first time we're back to almost all classes being in person, which is so different from what I've got used to over the last two years...
(featuring the discovery that a lot of vaguely healthy foods are much more exciting to eat if you make them look aesthetically pleasing in a shallow bowl)
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kindastudyingstuff · 2 months ago
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27.04.2022 || one of the major benefits of starting my day early is getting to take that afternoon nap.
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myhoneststudyblr · 7 months ago
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my masterpost | my studygram | ask me anything 
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[transcript under the cut]
Other advice posts that may be of interest:
All About Procrastination
How To Study When You Really Don’t Want To
Common Study Mistakes
7 Strategies to Improve Concentration
How to make your notes aesthetic
7 Ways to Power Up Your Notetaking 
THE NOTETAKING PROCESS
what to do before, during and after class
BEFORE CLASS
How should you be preparing your notes for classes or lectures?
Print out and review any lecture notes or slides if available so you can figure out the structure of the class and the main headings that will be covered
Identify main concepts and terms you expect to learn
Search up any unfamiliar terms, phrases or concepts and get definitions or one sentence explanations
Write questions you hope the class will answer 
Make note of any information that could be helpful from previous classes or readings, for example, key people, dates, formulae, definitions, etc. 
Read any set preparation material from textbooks or articles and notes down your immediate thoughts
DURING CLASS
What should you do while in class to get the best notes?
Take notes in your own words
Use consistent abbreviations and symbols 
Include notes for all aspects of the class (eg. discussions and visuals)
Answer any questions you wrote before class 
Add depth and detail to the notes you bring to class (eg. are there any specific examples that the teacher brings up for example?) 
Note new questions or areas of confusion from the lecture so you can review those concepts later
Capture main ideas and sufficient detail (definitions, examples, images)
Make connections between concepts both from within the class and from previous classes 
AFTER CLASS
Now that you have notes, what should you do with them?
Make time to return to your notes after class, at the very least to read over them 
Add clarification and explanation to any areas where you were confused and look up any questions you had (you could also ask your teacher)
Compare notes with a friend or study partner to check for any missed information
Transform your notes into a new format (e.g. mind map, quiz questions, study guide)
Create short summaries with the most important information and keep for later revision (you could even challenge yourself to a certain word limit)
Use your notes to self-test on key concepts by creating your own practice questions and mark schemes
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tiredclementine · 12 days ago
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Kinda obsessed with my new converse
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jourdemic · a month ago
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22/05/2022
reading, sushi runs, and harry’s house on repeat. hope you’re all having a lovely day. <3
it’s been some time since i’ve been very active on this platform. my break has me excited to be posting again!
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stu-dna · 7 months ago
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18.11.2021
trying to not think about my thesis deadline
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learnelle · 5 months ago
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Here are my 2021 favourites! Let’s hope that 2022 will be kind to us all ♡
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museeofmoon · 25 days ago
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𝑻𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚, 31𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚| I'm alive y'all fsjhjkfjhk was busy getting bullied by finals but now I'm done? With highschool?? Sounds fake to me. (Though not technically I still have 10 days of practs)
🎧: 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒖𝒎_𝑲𝑬𝒀
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chazza-studies-alevels · a month ago
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Thursday, 26th May 2022
Cramming astrophysics bc it’s quite content-heavy and it’s my Thing™️ so if I can’t do a question on it I will cry :) :)
It feels less scary now that I’ve done an exam but I’m still pretty nervous bc it’s physics and I need/want to do well, but we’ll see…🤞
🎵 Secret Touch - Rush
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a-students-lifebuoy · 7 months ago
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Morning sun
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cupsnpages · 2 months ago
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april 9th 2022
saturday! the plan for the day is to finish some notes, study for a reading comprehension test i have in two weeks, and revise some other content (but in between i'll be watching gilmore girls because she needs some rest too)
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peachblossomstudy · a month ago
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// may 2022
yes this is half way through the month but at least it’s the right month! my may theme is inspired by the leaf doodles in heartstopper, which i watched soon after it came out. i thought it was really cute and definitely a story that needs to be told but probably aimed at a slightly younger age group. i did really love the doodles which is why i chose to recreate them in my planner!
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serendistudy · 4 months ago
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24.2.2022 | thursday
february has been exhausting so far. i'm sort of facing some tough decisions but also still trying to study and get something done even if it's very little at the moment. it took me like a week to read half an article. but i've enjoyed painting a lot, it's nice to channel some anxiety into art that way. slow and steady. taking lots of breaks. taking walks and listening to a podcast. trying not to isolate myself inside my own head.
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myhoneststudyblr · a year ago
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my masterpost | my studygram | ask me anything
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[transcript under the cut]
Other advice posts that may be of interest:
How To Study When You Really Don’t Want To
Active Revision Techniques
How To Do Uni Readings
How to Revise BIG Subjects
Common Study Mistakes
Do you have trouble staying focused?
Do you sometimes realise that your mind is wandering only 10 or 15 minutes after sitting down to work?
Do you often read the same page repeatedly without remembering any of it?
Try these strategies to monitor and improve your concentration.
Strategy #1: Take breaks
Humans aren't actually that great at working for really long periods of time and our brain needs rest. So it is really important to remember to take breaks.
When you begin to feel your mind wander and get tired, take a short break. If you know that your concentration span is short, try using the Pomodoro technique!  
The Pomodoro Technique:
Decide on the task to be done
Set a timer for 25 minutes
Work on the task until the timer ends
Take a short 5 minute break
Repeat 4 times and then take a longer 15-30 minute break
Ideas for Breaks:
Do some stretches
Get a snack or a drink
Go for a walk and get some fresh air
Watch an episode of your favourite show or a youtube video
Tidy your desk/room
Strategy #2: Plan your work to maximise concentration
If you have a long stretch of time to study, alternate studying for different courses. For example: if you have three hours to study, spend one hour on each of three different subjects. this way your mind gets variety!
If possible, alternate your study methods. For example: spend one hour reading, the next hour doing math problems and the final hour writing out some notes.
Do your most difficult tasks during *your* best time of day. Your body has natural highs and lows of energy concentration and motivation levels. Figure what these times are for you. Save shopping, housework or fitness activities for times when you're normally tired.
Strategy #3: Use study methods that enhance concentration
Absorbing large amounts of information for long stretches of time can be difficult. Try some of these effective study strategies to help maintain your concentration: 
Verbalise the information instead of reading silently to increase sensory input to the brain: read, write, recite
Teach the material to someone else. This helps you learn it  as well as helping you find weaker areas of understanding
When reading, use techniques such as SQ4R to help you keep focused and improve your retention of information
Make sure to use active revision techniques that will keep you engaged, such as practice questions and flashcards 
Strategy #4: Understand the Health-Concentration Connection
Your physical well-being can affect your concentration.  There can be lots of lifestyle things that are an unsuspected cause of concentration difficulties, such as:
Irregular sleep
(Lack of) Exercise
Eating patterns
Find a regimen that works for you and stick to it to help maintain your brain at its physiological peak.
Knowing how medications might affect your concentration is also important and needs to be taken into consideration when planning work.
Many mental health issues can also affect your concentration and most schools and universities offer various services to support you with this. It is important to make sure that you seek help when you need it.
Strategy #5: Deal with Physical Comfort
Writing Comfort: Your chair should be comfortable with good back support, but not so comfortable that it encourages napping. To help with posture, try raising your laptop/desktop so it is directly in your eye line. Try a keyboard tray to place your keyboard low enough that you don't need to raise your forearms to reach it (this helps avoid carpal tunnel syndrome).
Lighting: Proper lighting is essential to minimise eye strain and fatigue. Make sure you have good ambient lighting (general room lighting, like the ceiling light) because it is particularly hard on your eyes if you work in a dark room with only a desk light or the computer on. Try using a good desk lamp for reading or writing.
Temperature: The temperature should be warm enough that your hands and feet don't get cold, but not so warm that the room gets stuffy and you get sleepy. Layers can be good to control your body temperature as they are easy to get on and off, and will help regulate if you have unreliable heating. 
Strategy #6: Deal with distracting thoughts
There are lots of different ways that you can deal with distracting thoughts - find one that works for you. Here are two possible techniques:
Before: Mind Dump
Before a study session, set a timer for 5 minutes, take a pen and paper, and then write every thought that comes into your head - don't worry about it making sense or being neat. With an empty brain, you can focus on new things, instead of constantly dwelling on past things taking up valuable bandwidth
During: Designate a later time
Reduce the amount of time your mind spends wandering by designating a time to think about a problem. When you notice that you're not concentrating, say to yourself, "I'll think about that at 4 o'clock." Then, at 4 o'clock or whatever time you choose, sit down and think through whatever is bothering you.
Strategy #7: Refocus with the checkmark technique
Keep a piece of paper beside you as you're studying. Whenever you notice that your mind has wandered, put a checkmark on the paper and get back to work.
Making the checkmark is a simple way to help you refocus on your task because the mere act of doing this reminds you to get back to work.
Reviewing the checkmarks can help you determine the time of day when you concentrate the best and show you whether your concentration is improving.
Students report that when they first try this system, they accumulated as many as twenty checkmarks per textbook page. After a couple of weeks, they were down to one or two checkmarks per page. It's therefore a great way to train your brain and see a difference.
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tiredclementine · 15 days ago
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Honestly have no idea what I'm doing anymore but here are some notes plus coffee and a picture from a lovely day trip my friends and I went on the weekend before classes started (it's one of my favourite days ever)
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kindastudyingstuff · 4 months ago
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17.02.2022 || Person who took too many classes is suprised now because the exams never end
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tulip-studies · 6 months ago
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25th of december,
marry christmas to those who celebrate today! and for those who don’t I hope you have a great day overall :) I personally do not celebrate christmas on this date, but I love you the holidays and I can’t wait for new year’s!
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learnelle · 6 months ago
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I only have my Psych paper to look over and then I’m officially done with all my assignments for 2021!! I can’t wait to play acnh without any guilt♡
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