How to Study - 1. Manageyourtime.

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1. Manage your time . Make a weekly schedule and devote a certain amount of time per day to  studying.  Study in  20 - 50  minute chunks. Take  5 - 10  minute breaks ( no more !) and do  something physically active to get your blood flowing and make you more alert. Do a  few jumping jacks, run around your house, play with the dog, whatever it takes. Do  just enough to get yourself pumped, but not worn out. Make enough time in your schedule to get enough  sleep.  Think of it this way: If  you sleep only 4-5 hours, you'll probably need to double your study time in order to  be as effective as if you'd gotten 8 hours of sleep. Study more and sleep less? That  doesn't sound like a very good deal. Get a good night's sleep every night and you'll be  making the best of your study time. If you end up a little sleep deprived despite your  best efforts, take a short nap (20 minutes) before studying. Then do some physical  activity (like you would do during a break) right before you start.   2.  Find a good study spot You should feel comfortable, but not so comfortable that you risk falling asleep-- a bed isn't a very good study spot when you're tired! The place where you study  should be relatively quiet As far as music is concerned, that's up to you. Some people prefer silence, others  prefer music in the background. If you belong to the latter group, stick to  instrumental music  (music that has no words like classical, soundtrack, or some  celtic) and that you're already  familiar  with (not something that's bound to distract  you)--otherwise, your brain will "multi-task" and not be able to retain information as  well.   3.  Snack smart while you study Have your snacks prepared when you begin a study session--don't wait till you  get hungry and go rummaging for food.  Avoid any snacks or drinks that will give you a rush of energy, because with 
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ENGLISH ENG100H1S taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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