Here Are Some Things You Should Know That Will Actually Help You Study Better
No matter what stage of university you’re at, studying can overwhelm you. Luckily, YouTubers AsapSCIENCE have put together some important facts about your brain and how to get the most out of it when revising. Some of these things may come as a surprise…
1. Cramming doesn’t work.
Your brain functions better in regular, short bursts. It even claims that cramming and pulling all-nighters can impede your memory and reasoning for up to 4 days. So yeah, don’t cram.
2. Revising becomes easier if you train your brain to study on a schedule.
Pick a time of day of stick to it – apparently your brain will get used to working at that time and eventually you’ll take more things in.
3. Highlighting “the important bits” doesn’t help at all.
Apparently it doesn’t link key concepts in your brain and can even draw your attention to the wrong information.
4. You may think listening to classical music helps your brain work, but it doesn’t.
According to the video, a recent study found that people who listen to no music perform better as background music – no matter how melodic – can be distracting and detrimental to your ability to focus.
5. But in the end, practice is key.
Doing practice tests puts you in an exam mindset and can highlight gaps in your knowledge. Apparently practice tests also increase your confidence which can lead to better exam performance.