I don’t want to alarm you, but exams are fast approaching. Battling a phone addiction? Not retaining anything you study? Have no idea where to start? Don’t fret! This is the ultimate study guide that helped me ace my exams every year.  

Your Space is Essential:

Nobody wants to sit in a boring room with boring stationary and bad lighting. You need to make sure your space is inviting, calming, and relaxing in order to expect good results. How can you study in a room you don’t even want to be in? If you’re looking for something to glamourize your study space, may we suggest a candle from Bath & Body Works, some new pens from Muji, and maybe a water bottle from Stanley to keep you hydrated and engaged? Plus you can save on all of it with SPC 😉

Plan your study session:  

Organize your study sessions as if you’re planning an elaborate heist. Break down your study material into manageable chunks and create a schedule that includes short breaks. Think of each study session as a mini mission towards the grand goal of acing your exams. 

The Pomodoro Technique, but Make It FUN:  

Work for 25 minutes straight, then take a 5-minute break to do something utterly non-academic, like mastering the art of making the perfect cup of tea or scrolling through memes (for educational purposes, of course). Repeat this cycle, and after four “Pomodoro’s,” take a longer break to celebrate your minor victories. 

Treat Yo’ Self with Mnemonics:  

Use mnemonic devices to memorize information. It’s like creating a secret code for your brain, but instead of unlocking a treasure chest, you’re unlocking knowledge. Get creative with acronyms, silly phrases, or even song lyrics to make the material stick. Like the classic, ROY G. BIV, for the colours of the rainbow! 

Digital Detox (Sort Of): 

 Put your phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode or use app blockers to avoid falling into the black hole of social media. Pretend you’re on a digital detox retreat, except your retreat involves textbooks and the serene view of your study desk. Or better yet, give your phone to a trusted friend or parent and tell them not to give it back to you until you’ve completed your studying.  

Teach It to Learn It:  

Pretend you’re the host of your own educational YouTube channel and teach the material to an imaginary (or real) audience. This not only helps solidify your understanding but also prepares you for the fame that comes with being an academic superstar. I can tell you; my dad knows much more than the average person about biofeedback mechanisms.  

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