Friday, October 12, 2018

Preparing for Mid-terms

Studying for mid-terms can be overwhelming. There are so many deadlines and it can feel unmanageable. Have no fear, the Humber Global team is here to help you prepare for them and to ease you through the process. Remember, it’s always the first step that’s the hardest. Here are 5 ways to prepare for mid-terms.

1) Organize a to-do list and make a schedule - The key to successful studies is in how you organize your time. There’s a free online revision calendar, that helps you plan a realistic calendar around your commitments and class time. The most important idea to consider while creating your schedule, is to be realistic with how much time it takes for you to complete your tasks. Allocating too much in one day or too little will not help you.

2Reduce your distractions - Tempted to check Facebook or add your latest photos to Instagram? The Freedom application will block your social media for a specific amount of time. Your temptation is gone, and you can use your social media time as a reward for all your hard work. 

3) Work outside your hom- Our environment plays a part in productivity. Working in a space that is outside your house will help your productivity sky rocket The reason your home isn’t your best options is because our mind connects home with comfort and sleep. As an introvert or extrovert, you will either want a quiet space strictly for you or want a space filled with a lot of people.  If you’re unsure where you stand in a quiet or loud environment for studying, take this test and it will accurately tell you where you are on that scale and help you decide what type of space works best for you.

4) Break reminders - Making time for breaks is crucial. Sometimes we get in the zone with studying and forget how to take that time to rest our eyes. Install an application on your computer or phone for a break reminder. This way you can time your breaks properly. Put your books down, go for a walk, and make sure to make time to socialize.

5) Snacking is beneficial  Eating specific foods that are considered “brain foods” like pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, broccoli or oranges will boost your memory and increase serotonin (a chemical that boosts happiness). This small life hack will increase your possibility of absorbing information better and after eating a full meal, snacking on dark chocolate sounds like a fun way to study!

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