• Study shorter, in more periods

It has been proven that, with “bursts of concentration,” more often repeated shorter learnings are much more effective than one long session. So, even if you only have 10 minutes of that good charge of counteraction, DO IT! Rest and study 10 more minutes. This ‘distributed learning’ approach is much more effective because it is the way the brain likes to work. The brain needs rest and „filling time“ for protein synthesis. Those periods of rest represent the time when your brain adopts information from learning period. Many professors are not even aware of this mode of learning, especially the old-fashioned ones, whom the professor wrote with one hand on the board and wiped with the other (!? xD) still believe in ten hours of daily learning time. Forcing the learning process for hours without break is not only boring, but also leads to fatigue, stress and disorder of concentration. You cannot learn when you are tired, stressed and without concentration. Take a rest, and then go on.

    • Day off, without feeling guilt

This follows this principle from above, but in the long run (on a daily basis). You need to rest in order to refresh your capacities. If however you feel quilt in the air (You should study) then your precious time for rest is wasted on creating more stress. If you are under the stress the brain will not accept new information. During your days off, really enjoy yourself and try not to feel bad about studying.

    • Respect your emotional state

Do not study if you are tired, angry or in poor attention. When your ‘brain convolutions’ are relaxed and rested, they act as a sponge and naturally absorb new information without too much effort. If you are emotionally unstable / your brain is literally rejecting information. Forcing yourself to sit and study while your thoughts are in other place is an absolute waste of time.

    • Repeat later the same day

When you learn something new, try to go over the things you study multiple times. If a couple of days pass and then you start repeating, you will sound less familiar, and in these situations there is often a decline in motivation. However, a quick review later in the day will help concretize the information in your brain to better recognize the material you have learned during the next “ official “ studying session, which will make studying easier and therefore easier increase the motivation and quality of the same.

    • Time for studying

A good time to study generally depends on the time you lie down and get up, what your daily routine looks like and your habits. It is scientifically proven that the time of 14-18h is the best time of the day to study in a general case, taking into an account that the day starts at 7am and that the meals are regular. The conditions to be met by the „good time to learn“ are those already listed above, that you are not tired, that you are not stressed and when you are in good concentration. If you are tired, sleep at least a little bit, and then continue with much greater efficiency.

    • Increased pressure can be good

Why do baseball players sometimes heat up with 2-3 bat? Why do runners load their legs with weights? In either case, the load during exercise or warming up makes the end result at least seem easier to achieve. This concept can be applied to studying anything. Do extra „difficult“ tasks, which are usually not more difficult, but require a bit more linking of materials, so solving these regular tasks at the colloquium will not be a problem.

    • Prepare your learning environment

If you have specific requirements about your environment in which you study, make it your priority. For example, if you need special light, silence, music, privacy, snacks, fresh air, etc. Pay attention to what you need, what best influences your studying, and use that knowledge and try to assure yourself every time you study in order to achieve the best results.

    • Don’t panic if your memory is fading.

It is normal for some of the things you learned to take longer to remember and even to forget. This doesn’t mean you’re stupid! Instead of getting nervous about that fact, you should expect it and deal with it better. Imagine your brain how it blends knowledge in layers. As you stack as much new information on the top layer, the earlier layers become „older“ and harder to access for quick response. The trick is to simply repeat the things you have learned before. Since we can experience the „fading“ of memory, restoring and seeing the entirety of the material you were learning that day solves the problem. Once every two or three learning sessions, simply flips through older material and / or theses of everything to compile a wider picture, updated the material and prevented the older layers of information (you will need) from becoming more accessible. It is often enough to just fly over the these sand sometimes a complete, in-depth session devoted to older material. If your „memory is fading“ don’t worry (unless you are gifted with photographic memory, which is very rare).

    • Make a studying plan

Generally, if you plan to study at some parts of the day, it will become a routine and you will achieve more. If you „tuck it in“ during the day, the bigger the chances that time will never come. An effective way to do this is to literally you tease at the tefter as if you were having an appointment, much like you have an appointment with a doctor. For example: “ Thursday 15-16: 30 – Studying “.

    • Set a reasonable goal.

One of the main reasons why people do not reach their goal is that they are set very high. If you set yourself feasible goals, even if they seem too simple, solving them becomes a habit and you will gradually be able to solve the high ones. Strive to recognize the difference between long-term and short-term goals.  Keep your vision focused on long-term goals, but your day-to-day activities should focus solely on short-term, possible and feasible goals. For example „I want to get on a budget, and first I have to pass an exam (which is a short-term goal) that leads us to achieve a long-term one“ and you will do this by preparing the first exam and passing it in and so on.

    • Get rid of frustrations.

Ironically, the faster your nervous system is, the faster you learn. One more thing, this faster nervous system also works overtime in terms of self-criticism. Such people constantly think that they are not fast enough. On the other hand, we have people who study with less intensity and yet are more self-sufficient and end up learning in a shorter time. This is because that person is not wasting energy on blockages and thinking that they are not good enough – these people are simply progressing at a slower pace without downtime.