Daily BulletinHoliday Centre

Daily Magazine

  • Written by Sierra Skelly


We’ve all been there: the night before a big exam, cramming information into your brain with seemingly no end in sight. Without an effective study method, many students end up feeling uneasy and stressed about upcoming exams. 


It’s important to find study methods that actually work for you. Whether you’re a visual or auditory learner, there are different study methods that can make your study session more effective and maximize your grade. 


To set yourself up for success, the first step is to prepare for your study session. It may seem obvious, but if you’re not well prepared, it’s easy to be distracted by the two-hours-deep-on-Instagram type of “studying”. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your study session.


  • Get a full night’s rest: We often forget how important a full night of sleep is for proper brain function—and that doesn’t mean getting eight hours only the night before your exam. According to a recent study, there is a positive relationship between a student’s grades and how much sleep the student is getting in the days leading up to a test, not just the night before. 

  • Eliminate distractions: We live in a constantly connected world. With our phones constantly within arms reach, it’s all too easy to get distracted by a notification. Putting your phone on do not disturb is one of the first steps you can take to have a super effective study session.

  • Snack smart: There’s so much junk food immediately available to university students, and it can be tempting to grab some candy or sugary energy drink on your way to go study. Snacking on smart foods like fruit or nuts can help you focus and can even improve brain function and retention. 

  • Listen to the right music: Everyone has different music tastes, and what works for you might not work for the next person. However, many people agree that calming music like instrumentals or lo-fi beats are great to help you focus without the distraction of lyrics or heavy beats. 

Whether you’re studying for an economics degree or to become a family nurse practitioner, it’s important to find a study method that helps you thrive. For some research-backed study techniques to improve memory and retention, check out this infographic by the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.


Embed Code for Infographic:

INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

The Conversation

Politics

Closing the Gap Statement to Parliament

Mr Speaker, when we meet in this place, we are on Ngunnawal country. I give my thanks and pay my respects to our Ngunnawal elders, past, present and importantly emerging for our future. I honour...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Alan Jones

ALAN JONES: Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Alan.    JONES: I was just thinking last night when we're going to talk to you today, you must feel as though you've ...

News Company - avatar News Company

Prime Minister Bridget McKenzie press conference

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everybody. The good news is that the Qantas flight is on its way to Wuhan and I want to thank everybody for their cooperation, particularly the Chinese Government as...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

Is Hiring a Corporate Lawyer for Your Company Necessary?

Alternative online legal services like LegalZoom, Incfile, and Rocket Lawyer provides young and budding entrepreneurs access to legal help at a much affordable price without having to hire or meet a l...

Joe Curmi - avatar Joe Curmi

Top 5 Green Marketing Ideas for Your Eco-Friendly Small Business

According to studies, about 33 percent of consumers prefer buying from brands that care about their impact on the environment. This is good news for anyone running an eco-friendly business. It’s a...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Choosing the Right Coworking Space For Your Business

As the capital of Victoria in Australia, Melbourne is inhabited by millions of people and is known as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The latter is due to the city’s diverse community...

Sarah Williams - avatar Sarah Williams

Travel

Travelling With Pets? Here Is What You Should Know

Only a pet parent can understand the dilemma one experiences while planning a vacation. Do you leave your pets at home?  Will you get a pet sitter or someone to take care of them while you are away?...

News Company - avatar News Company

How to Be a Smart Frugal Traveller

You are looking through Instagram, watching story after story of your followers overseas at a beach in Santorini, walking through the piazza in Italy, and eating a baguette in front of the Eiffel ...

News Company - avatar News Company

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GRADUATION TRIP

Graduation is the stage of life when a student receives the rewards of hard work of years. It must have taken sleepless nights and tiring days to achieve the task. Now, as you have received your cov...

News Company - avatar News Company

ShowPo