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10 + Super Simple Study Hacks

School has just begun, and before you know it you or your child will be taking tests and exams. There are a few things to keep in mind while studying that will help you when that time comes. Here are some tips, tricks, and study hacks to help keep you on track this school year, and keep test anxiety at bay.

Super Simple Study Hacks include:

Taking frequent small breaks between studying sessions and NO CRAMMING!

Eat a good breakfast/meal before testing which includes: oranges (helps reduce stress-maintain hydration, and helps you wake up), grapes, almonds, and ginkgo tea (to help improve memory).

Group like subjects together. By keeping related information together it takes less effort to remember. To make it easier to decipher, when you are taking lecture notes, use different colored pens or highlighters.

Sleep on it-if you have a topic you are struggling with, re-read your notes just before you go to sleep.

Chew peppermint gum-it will help you stay alert, and help settle a nervous stomach.

When you are trying to refresh your subject matter before a test, read through the first and last paragraphs of the reading, and just skim through the rest.

Listening to classical music while studying will help you absorb more.

Exercise on a regular basis to keep a good flow of oxygen to the brain.

Study your notes within 1 day of taking them. Your retention rate is 60% higher then.

Eat chocolate while studying (especially math) it can improve your skills.


I hope you have found some or all of these tips helpful, and that you are off to a successful school year!


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