It’s the 11th hour, you have that huge midterm tomorrow. Yes, you are cramming. It happens to everyone. And it doesn’t matter what you are studying, you have to concentrate on what you are doing. It funny how social networking sites become so much more interesting and texting seems like it would be the most fun thing to do right now.
Studying is probably the furthest thing from your mind. It happens to everyone. But studying is serious business. You need to study in order to well in college, in classes, and in life. But how do you do it? Here are 5 tips to help you cut out the distractions and actually benefit from your studying.
1) Find a quiet spot
This is the most crucial part of your studying. If you are trying to study in a loud apartment, or somewhere that you are easily distracted, might as well toss your studies out the window. Take the initiative to leave the house. Find a place where there are not a lot of people.
2) Turn off your cell phone
Your cell phone just might be the most distracting thing that you can have. Make sure that you turn it off when you study. No matter how much will power you have, it is near impossible not to look at your cell phone when you get a text. It may be horrible to do so, but you will appreciate it in the long run. It is only 2 or 3 hours of your time.
3) Study at the best time for you
If you like to study at night, do it. Find the time that is most convenient for you to study. Studying is all about you. If you know that you can’t study in the morning, there is no point to force yourself to do so.
4) Bring snacks
Bring snacks to give yourself a boost. Bring water to hydrate yourself. Snacking can help you concentrate when you are having a hard time doing so.
5) Log off Facebook, Google+
Get off the social network sites. It is so tempting to want to look at people’s profiles when you know that you have to be studying. Do yourself a favor and log out. No one is going to notice that you were gone for 2 hours. Who knows, you might have some new notifications when you log in!
Studying can be hard. Make sure that you follow these 5 tips when it comes to concentrating on your studies.