Breaking Up Study Time to Be More Effective
To be successful in college, you are going to have to study. How you decide to study will be up to you. As you study, you want to make sure that your study methods are not only beneficial to your grades but will also be effective. Investing time and effort in your studying should result in better grades. Many students find that the more that they study the easier it is to get good grades and although studying is important, it is also important that you know how to take breaks.
Breaks are very important when you are studying and there are times when not studying may actually be more beneficial than continuing to study. Throughout your time in college you will want to find a way to establish a healthy balance between your studies and the rest of your life.
Here are some great examples of when it is important to take a break…
- When you feel that your stress levels are too high. Sometimes it is wise to step away from your studying for a few minutes. Meditate, go for a run, do some stretches or sing as loud as you can to your favorite song and you may find that you are refreshed and ready to face your studies again.
- When you are in bed. Let your bed be a place that is relaxing. By keeping your studying material out of your bed, you can ensure that your brain does not associate your bed with study time.
As you really assess your study time, you may find that taking more breaks will help you focus more intensely on your studies.
Your study breaks can also help you break long study sessions up into segments. Reward yourself with a break if you are able to focus and study for an hour, or whatever amount of time works for you.
No matter what program you are enrolled in at California College San Diego, your study time will be valuable. Make sure that you plan it well and take the breaks that your body needs to ensure that you are able to retain the information that you are studying.
Megan Wickes is a graduate of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. She currently works for California College San Diego, managing its online presence. In addition to her love of marketing, Megan enjoys wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her husband and new baby boy.
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