Studying Tips From An Advisor

BLIZZARD, Shamrock Bulletin Headquarters – Some of you may have been asking, where have you been, Mchappy? Naturally there is only one answer to this. Studying, of course!

Despite what many may think, or even realize, there is a lot more to life than just Club Penguin armies. Since most of us are young adults, it is important that we continue to put our best foot forward in all aspects of our lives, including our studies. As someone who is known for going MIA due to studies throughout my time with ACP, let me share with you some of my favorite studying tips so you can also succeed. There is no right way to do it!

1. Be kind to yourself and go in with a clear mentality

Do not overlook the importance of taking care of your body, mind, and health. In order to study successfully, we need to learn to not be too hard on ourselves. Sometimes I find myself feeling guilty for not working as hard as I could have on certain days, but that does not mean my time was “wasted.” The global society as a whole has become so infatuated with cosmopolitanism and hustle culture that it is important remind ourselves one simply thing: our bodies need rest! Rest is important because it helps us avoid burn out. Do not take rest days for granted.

2. Turn on some lo-fi or a study stream

Did you know there are people online who stream their studies? If you are unable to find your way to your local library, this can be a great alternative. People forget that studying can be a social experience, as well. Most study streamers have lo-fi music in the background, and in my experience, this music really helps soften the mood and keep you focused. Soon time will be flying past you as you find yourself being super productive.

3. Introducing… the Pomo technique

Pomo stands for Pomodoro. It’s the technique I use when I’m studying, and let me tell you, it changed the way I study for good. In quick summarization, the pomo technique spaces out your studying time while also managing your time. I study for 25 minutes straight then take a break for 5 minutes, repeat. Again, this will help time fly by so fast while also allowing yourself to be super productive. No looking at your phone during your 25 minutes! Some people on the internet are able to twelve or more hours of pomo studying because of this technique. Couldn’t be me.

4. Utilize a reminder app

Whether you keep a planner, have your own personal Discord server to keep track of assignments, or just use the basic reminders app on iOS, you need to keep track of all the things you want to tackle. If you make your planner, or whatever, for only school then you are bound to ignore it. Therefore, be sure to add some fun time and other exciting activities that you can look forward to getting done throughout the week, too. Sometimes I’ll throw in shows I want to watch on my to-do list.

5. Study with purpose

Last but certainly not least: study with purpose. You’re studying for a reason, after all. Whether the goal is just to get good grades, or to learn a skill you’ve been wanting for a while, know that everything you are doing has a purpose behind it. Studies show that students who have agency and intrinsic motivation perform a lot better than those who are not so goal-orientated. You can always teach a dog new tricks. In fact, I am learning still every day.

In conclusion, I hope these small little tips will help you all tackle each semester with flying marks! I am not claiming to be the best student in the world, nor the smartest, but these few tips have really helped me grow as a student throughout the last couple years. Even if you’re not in school, you can use these tips in various ways. And with that, I wish you all a happy studying!

Keep those snowballs coming and grades up!

Mchappy

ACP Guardian

4 Responses

  1. Fantastic post and tips Mchappy, thanks!

  2. Thanks Mchappy! That helped so much!
    Can you name one of those reminder apps?

  3. If only this advice was posted when I was in high school!

    But seriously, this is great! Love it!

  4. Oh man- posted just after my exams ended!! But this is wonderful advice!

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