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Top 10 tips for studying smart

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  1. Plan your study time into 50 minute blocks. Take a break. Reset your brain for maximum concentration.
  2. Schedule what you will do during break times. Refresh your mind by moving your body – walk the dog, dance, go for a run.
  3. Focus on understanding rather than memorising. The more you understand the less your have to remember.
  4. Make posters of important dates and equations and stick them up in your room, in your shower (laminated) or on the back of the toilet door.
  5. Use wordle.net to create word clouds of key themes and topics.
  6. Visit Khan Academy online. Khan will tutor you for free with online videos.
  7. Sleep 9.25 hours per night for optimum brain function. Keep a notepad on your bedside table to stop diarrhoea of the brain and make notes if you can’t sleep.
  8. Know the schedule of exams and allow plenty of time to get there. Avoid the early morning rush.
  9. When it all get to much, go sit in a tree to get a fresh perspective.
  10. Be Positive. A positive mindset will not create talent but it will release it.
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