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Healthy LifestyleStudy
September 18, 2018

Motivate yourself to study!

Between juggling your assignments, social life and attending classes, it can be difficult to keep up the motivation to study. A key to keeping your motivation on track is to set realistic goals, and changing your mindset. Here are some key pointers: Keep the end in sight Before you get started, know what you’re working towards. Choose realistic goals which still challenge you. For example, if you’re bad at maths, you can’t expect to be a numbers whizz within two days. Instead, an accurate goal would be to work for a full week at improving at a specific section of…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
August 10, 2018

The best techniques to memorise anything

Whether you need to study a test, or find your keys (because you woke up late for class), you need a good memory. So, how exactly does memory work, and is there a way you can improve yours? In the simplest terms, memorizing involves the gathering, storing, recollecting, and later, retrieving information. There are three major processes involved in memory: Encoding: To create new memories, information must be changed into a usable form, which happens through encoding. Storage:When the information has been successfully encoded, it must be stored in memory for later use. Usually much of the stored memory lies outside…
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Brain and Nervous SystemHealthy LifestyleStudy
July 9, 2018

How can you grow new brain cells?

Your brain is filled with billions of cells, called neurons. They form the core part of your nervous system, have the ability to receive and transmit signals. They are your body's control center, and the reason you can think, move, breathe and do anything at all! Your nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord, to different parts of the body. It has 3 major functions, that is to collect, interpret, and respond to signals. Different types of neurons carry out each of these functions. So, if…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
February 20, 2018

4 Study-techniques that are proven to work

It’s crunch-time again and you’re feeling overwhelmed because you failed your last exam. It might seem hopeless, but changing up your study method might be just the trick to turn your academic nightmare into a dream. Flash forward The Leitner method was created by German scientist, Sebastian Leitner in the 70s and is still used today. It aims to help students learn the study material they know the least by using repetition with flashcards. To use the Leitner method, you will need flashcards and three small boxes. Label each card with the number of times you’ll study each one. For…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
December 8, 2017

Struggling to pass your exams? You could have ADHD

Do you often daydream during class or exams? Do you find it difficult to sit in one place and pay attention? Are you easily distracted by anything happening around you and you’re always itchy to be on to the next mission? Constant hyperactivity and an inability to focus on one thing could have a major impact on your overall performance and your ability to complete tasks. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be the reason for your erratic habits. What is ADHD ADHD is a common neurological condition that affects children and often persists into adulthood. This condition is a…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
November 8, 2017

Three keys to ace your exams this year

A new year means a fresh start! The sooner you tackle studying, the more prepared you are when exams roll around. Where do you get stuck? First, identify the area you need help with. You might have difficulty managing your time and prepping for tests. Maybe it’s memorisation that’s tricky for you. For some, it’s anxiety and nerves before the moment of truth. Figure out your major issue and then work on a fall-back plan. 1. Memorise like a pro Most of us can't store that much information in our short-term memory. At best, you can recall a 7-digit number.…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
July 22, 2017

How holidays can make you smarter

There isn’t much debate about whether leaving lectures behind for a few weeks and heading out on holiday feels good. But did you know that this kind of disruption to your regular schedule can change your brain for the better? It’s true! By constantly living under pressure to problem-solve and plan, your ability to think creatively and strategically starts to dwindle. What’s more, continuous “term time” set off reactions in your body, such as stress, fatigue and negative mood, and they drain focus, strength, and emotional resources. Naturally, these need to be refueled, otherwise it becomes harder to stay on-task,…
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Study
July 21, 2017

Skipping lectures? This is what you’re missing out on!

You know you shouldn’t skip your lectures, but you do anyway. You’re your own boss now, so what’s the problem? Life’s too short to spend in boring lectures, and besides, you’ll catch up. Even though you may think it’s not affecting you, in the long run, it is. When you miss class, it takes more time to learn what you missed than it would have taken if you went to class in the first place. You’re actually creating more work and unnecessary stress for yourself. On top of that, you probably won’t learn the work as well. What the research…
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Study
September 28, 2016

Last-minute cramming? Here’s how to do it well!

All students have one problem in common: they never have enough study time. Learn how to use the time you do have more efficiently. (more…)
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