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Hit the books more effectively -- and get more A's -- with these study tips.
You Will Need
- Nap (optional)
Enter a fortress of solitude -- research shows that low-level distractions can make a task feel boring. Hide your cellphone, tell your online social network to de-friend you instantly if they see you log in, and seal yourself in a quiet room.
Embrace your emotions
Emotional entanglement distracting you? Admit how you're feeling, even out loud -- those who can identify how they feel often have better focus.
Don't just take notes; engage with the material creatively. Invent a song about the topic at hand, or recreate historical events and fictional plotlines. It's easier to stay interested when you make the material come alive.
Take a shower
Studied so long you've stopped absorbing material? Take a shower -- the change of pace will stimulate your mind and help refresh your body.
Make up a challenge
Make a game out of your work to stave off boredom. Try to score higher and higher throughout your study session, and be sure to reward your triumphs. You've earned it!