3 Tips To Study For Exams Effectively

Everyone knows the expression “runnin’ around like a chicken with its head cut of” and that is how most college studentsCollege Notes look during the last week of classes and finals week. Here are some tips to avoid looking and acting like that.

1. Plan out when your final schedule and how much prep time you will need per exam. This will really make a difference. How much time you will need to study for each exam should be determined ahead of time. By doing so, it’s easier to dedicate the exact hours you will need. It’s also okay to add an extra hour to every study session.

2. Healthy snacks. Many people underestimate the importance of your diet during study hours. Healthy snacks will give you extra energy to focus and remain in the study mode a little longer.

3. Make sure to get at least 6-7 hours of sleep. There is a lot that comes with studying. One thing is the sacrifice of sleep, but it also makes a tremendous difference in how you retain information and can result in better exam grades. Don’t be scared to lay off the books in order to get those important hours of sleep.

Make sure to follow these few tips and you should be in good shape to ace those exams!!

4 Types of Music to Listen to While Studying

Finals are drawing near, and it’s time to crack down on studying for those big exams. Whether you’re concentrating on a 400 page study packet, reading the last few chapters of a textbook, or finishing that tough project, having a good playlist is essential. Here’s a few good music suggestions for these last few weeks.

1. Classical music. Classical music is- dare I say it- a classic. It’s calming background music that can help you concentrate on the big task at hand without any catchy lyrics distracting you. A number of studies have shown that classical music is actually good for your brain. It benefits sleeping patterns, the immune system, and stress levels. Classical music also makes students more receptive to information, which means you will retain more while studying. Classical music is a solid choice when looking for a great soundtrack to your studying.

2.Einstein Music Studying Academy. While similar to classical music, this soft piano music was created to help you study. It is even advertised to be “music that makes you smarter,” so
why not give it a try? With just a quick search on Spotify, you can find a huge playlist with these relaxing studying songs. While falling in the same category as classical music, it will probably also give you those same awesome benefits that classical music does.

3. Video game soundtracks. If you’re looking for something a little different than the go-to classical music, video game soundtracks are a great option. Music from The Legend of Zelda is calming, fun to listen to, and has a sense of adventure to it. The game series has been around for a while, so there are plenty of songs to listen to. If you’re a video game player, it can give you a sense of nostalgia or even remind you that you have some awesome games to play if you survive through finals. Even if you aren’t a video game player, you can still appreciate the gorgeous soundtracks. If you’re not a Zelda fan, some other great video game soundtracks include Spyro, Assassin’s Creed, and Journey.

4. The Art of Flight soundtrack. The Art of Flight is a snowboarding documentary that features beautiful cinematography and a great soundtrack. If you like soothing, otherworldly music, and vocalists don’t bother you while studying, The Art of Flight soundtrack is a great choice. It features songs from phenomenal artists such as m83, deadmau5, Mel Wesson, and more. This soundtrack will make you feel like you’re floating through space, and concentration problems will be a thing of the past.

There are many different types of studying music out there, and hopefully this list has helped you find something new that you can enjoy during these last few weeks of classes, exams, and projects. What is your favorite type of music to study with?Study with your favorite music