Concentrating on academics is a big challenge for every student. We all have had troubles giving our 100 per cent, undivided attention to studies. It happens! However when you have a series of tests and bi-yearly exams to give from time to time, it becomes essential to focus. We have collated a list of some study hacks to help you concentrate better and make your dreaded study sessions a breeze. Have a look:
1. Heard of mnemonic devices?
Pronounced as ‘ne-mon-ics’, they help in assisting the memory by making use of rhymes, phrases, acronyms or rules. Sounds fun, isn’t? So whether it is a trivial event or an important fact, you will remember it with the help of a mnemonic. A popular example of the same is VIBGYOR or colors in a rainbow which is Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red.
2. Follow the Pomodoro technique
This will help you in completing an assignment with minimum mental fatigue. Divide your time into slots for a particular assignment and then take breaks accordingly. For instance, if you study for 30 minutes, take a break for 5 minutes. This exercise will keep your mind fresh.
3. Welcome to the age to study on-the-go
Apps such as Oust help you take quizzes on Math, Science and Social Science while you’re on the move. The best part is you can even compare your performance with friends, peers or anyone in your state or country!
4. Switch your study place often
You should avoid studying in the same place every day because that will restrict your ability to retain more. So change places as much as you can to get out of the “I-Am-Bored” zone and to remember information for a longer period of time.
This article was originally published on Quora on October 15, 2015.