This morning while my boyfriend and I were having our morning coffee we realized this: “Go away, I’m reading…Star Wars” so of course I had to share!
This morning I was also doing some last minute studying for my exam today. I was talking to my boyfriend, watching TV, and looking over my notes. In my head I was absorbing some of the information. When in truth, once I left for my class, that morning “study sesh” did nothing.
There is a huge difference in passive and active studying.
To really absorb information when you study, being 100% focused is crucial. Putting all of your distractions away, being in a quiet place, and having all of the resources you need are necessities to actually learning the material. Now don’t get me wrong, I do my assignments and problem sets and all that jazz with music or while watching TV. When you really need to study though, these all just serve as distractions.
Here are some study tips I have for active studying:
Doesn’t it feel like the start of each semester you have it all together? You’re understanding what’s going on in all your classes, you’re keeping up on your sleep, and eating a lot better than you did over the break. Then you blink an eye and it feels like you’re failing 4 out of your 5 classes, you haven’t slept in 2 days, and you’ve actually gained 5 pounds. You feel guilty for even breathing because you could be doing homework. I know what it’s like!! But I have found a way to manage my time (enough at least) to relieve some of the unnecessary stress and wanted to share what tips I have with you!
Mapping out your day will save your life and your GPA. One of my most daily used items is my planner, every college student should have one. I repeat EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD HAVE ONE! I would recommend something that
I am back in Greenville and I had quite an experience this morning that I wanted to share with you guys!
So I stayed with a friend last night who works in the hospital so she had to leave her house at 5:30 this morning. Since I was already awake and couldn’t go back to sleep I thought I would go and get some breakfast. Turns out, the only thing open at 5:30 on a Saturday morning is McDonalds. I stayed healthy though and got a parfait rather than a biscuit! (Remember, where ever you go, you can find a healthy option)!!
Anyways, I pulled my computer out to work on my website and a man approached me asking about my MacBook and how I liked it. I thought he may have worked for apple customer service or wrote reviews or something along those lines. Turns out he just loves apple products!
He showed me all types of neat things I can do with my computer! We got to talking and it turns out he has 5 degrees, WOW! Bachelors, two masters, and two doctorate degrees! He is now a writer and reviews student’s dissertations. I also found out that he was an educator for over 30 years and was a principle at the high school I attended. How crazy!