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Hit the books more effectively -- and get more A's -- with these study tips.
You Will Need
- Well-lit work space
- Your favorite tunes
Pick a spot where you can do your homework every day. Clear it of any potential distractions.
Listen to music
Listen to music. Studies have found that, for some people, playing their favorite tunes helps them get through homework faster by acting as 'white noise' that drowns out distractions.
Take notes while reading. Writing down key points can improve your recall.
Snack on carbs, like pretzels and popcorn, while you do your homework. They boost serotonin—a brain chemical that makes you calmer and helps you focus.
If you don’t feel like snacking, chew gum—it activates certain chemicals in the brain that help improve short- and long-term memory.
Take breaks! Keep the oxygen flowing to your brain and avoid eyestrain by getting up every half hour and moving around for at least five minutes. Now back to work.