With the start of a new semester, getting back into the swing of studying and doing homework every day can be difficult. To help you get back into that grove and keep your grades high, we've assembled some simple steps to take for maximum productivity on your school work.
1. Remove Distractions
This seems like an obvious one, but it just might be the most important.
Put the phone aside, out of arms reach so that you aren't getting distracted by friends lighting up your phone while you're trying to force yourself to be interested in the WSJ or droning textbook pages...
You can also install content blockers like SelfControl for Mac or Cold Turkey for PC, these will help you lock in on what needs to be done.
2. Fuel Yourself
You won't be able to focus as well if you aren't feeding your brain the right nutrients.
Don't let the Ramen and pizza diet catch up with you, be sure you're eating the right variety of foods at reasonable times throughout the day to keep your mental clarity high.
3. Have Good Lighting
Lighting can greatly affect your psychology in general, but will also make you more efficient when studying. The right lighting can change everything, try not to type away in the dark, as it can slow you down.
The best light is soft, natural light, which keeps your clarity high and brain energized. Comparatively, fluorescent light can cause you to get off track more easily.
4. Teach What You Learn
The best way to make sure you've really got the material down, teach it back to someone else. It'll make you way more prepared for the test.
Plus, what are friends for besides roping them into listening you talk about the Constitution and derivatives?