November 26, 2013

“9 Awesome Study Tips For College and Graduate Students”

imageHow are your study habits? When I was a freshman at university and needed to be studying, I definitely found myself goofing off and not focusing on what I should have been doing. Fortunately, by my junior year I had figured out the keys to developing disciplined study habits. This Huffington Post article sums it up nice and easy. Hint:  It doesn’t involve cramming for that mid-term.

9 Awesome Study Tips for Students

I do want to add a study tip that didn’t make the Huff Post list:

Re-writing Your Notes

Writing down my notes a second and a third time really helped me to ace my exams. The reason being, when I would take notes in class, I would write the words on the slide mindlessly. Copying them again, at a slower pace, really allowed me to grasp the content. Hopefully, these tips will help you ace your midterms and exams as well as retain the information you spent all semester learning. All the best!

Cheers.

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November 23, 2013

… And We’re Back!

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Yes, yes, it’s been awhile since we last spoke, but we, at BetterEdit, promise not to let that much time pass between us again. It feels so good to connect with you once again, we’ve truly missed you. Plus, we have so much to fun stuff to share, like these tips to help you reduce stress!

1. Stay calm about stress. Stressing about stress will cause you to stress out more. Take at least 5 minutes of your day to breathe slowly and focus on the present moment.

2. Make sure you’re getting enough quality sleep, so you’re body can recharge your energy reserves for the next day and stay healthy. Sleep is very important for your immune system, so aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night in a completely dark room in order to produce melantonin, the sleep hormone. If that goal can’t be reached, take naps throughout the day.

3. Eat a balanced diet, preferably locally sourced or organic fresh fruits and vegetables with healthy fats, like coconut oil, grass fed butter, or ghee, and grains, like quinoa or rice.

4. Exercise. Exercise will help your body combat stress by releasing endorphins from your brain, making you feel good about life. And who doesn’t want that? There’s no need to slave at the gym for an hour, walking or bicycling to class is sufficient enough to get the job done.

5. Socialize. Give your brain a rest from looking at words and numbers all day and go hang out with your friends or join a club where you can meet new people. The idea is to have fun and not worry about that five page essay due on Friday, for at least a few hours, anyways.

Learn more at:
How to Reduce Stress While in College

“One who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than necessary.”
~Seneca

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