How to study effectively?

Long time no see, my internet friends! In the UK, A-level results came out on the 13th August and I am so relieved to have got the grades that I needed for medical school. As it is now back to school/college/university season, I thought what better subjects to include in this blog post other than “how to study effectively?” So, here we go…

Tip Number One: Know Your Body Clock

Forget about all the researches that tell you “it has been scientifically proven that studying in the morning help you to consolidate your knowledge blah blah blah…” IGNORE THOSE! What you need to do is to figure out what time you feel most awake and most productive and make those time frame you study time. Make sure you study at the same time everyday and gradually it will become a habit→25% of the way to success.

Tip Number 2: Have A Busy Schedule 

I know this might sound counter-intuitive, after all, the busier you are the less time you have to study right? The thing is the more free time you’ve got on your hands, the more likely that you will be hooked on PLL on netflix right? So go get yourself a part-time job, join some sports club or even do some volunteering. Even though you end up with less time, you are most likely to be more efficient because you know you have to get your work done because there is not going to be 25 hours in a day→ 50% of the way to success.

Tip Number 3: Avoid Distraction

This is the most important tip I will today and it is weighted the most out of all the tips. Distractions are EVERYWHERE: little siblings, mums calling you to do chores and phones, phones, phones!! It’s so frustrating when a phone is a handful but it takes up a mindful (I’m proud to make that rhyme even though it lacks in sense). Here’s what you are going to do: set a timer, you can start from the shortest amount of time possible, say 10 minutes. Then within that time frame, you are gonna get your heads down and avoid everything apart from that book/revision notes in front of you. Once the timer stops, you can reward yourself 2 minutes of FB. Over time, you can increase the time on the timer and keep building it up→ 100% success

Hope you have a really nice academic year ahead of you and oh, if you have got any questions on medicine applications in the UK, please leave me a comment 🙂


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