Study Skills

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Studying effectively gives you more time to do what you want. Here's a brief collection of tips that we've learned. If you have additional suggestions, or topic requests, please share!

Beating Procrastination

We all procrastinate at times. Here are some tricks that can help.

  • The Pomodoro Technique
    Write down what you're working on, set a timer for 25 minutes, and when it goes off take a 5 minute break. Repeat.
    The trick here is that you must take the break. With a bit of practice, you'll find that your 25-minute work sessions become very productive, leaving you with more time to do what's most important to you.
  • Stop Procrastinating by Speed-Dating Your Tasks
    Do you have 4 urgent things to work on? When you're working on one, do you worry that the others aren't getting done? Set a timer and work on each one for 5 minutes at a time. When you've gone through all of them, take a short break and then start again. Your brain can relax knowing the others will get their turn soon.

Using software tools




Reading Textbooks

Taking Notes

Time Management