Improve your attention span
EVERYONE goofs off sometimes, but when watching videos on YouTube instead of studying becomes a habit, you might waste so much time that you start failing your exams.
If you have trouble maintaining a decent attention span, here are some useful tips.
Get seven hours of sleep a night
Sleep deprivation has negative effects. After a day without sleep, you will become clumsy and cannot make rational decisions; after a couple of days you will begin to hallucinate. You need a good night’s sleep to keep your brain functioning efficiently.
Write a to-do list
Set yourself clear goals so that you can track how you are doing and focus on what must get done. You can do this electronically, but paper and pen can be even more satisfying when it comes to crossing items off.
Work in downtimes
When you are waiting for the bus, you can read a chapter of your book. When you are walking to class, you can visualise that presentation you will be graded on. When you make that list, work out what you can do while you are busy doing nothing.
Switch off your phone
It is nice to see who is doing what on WhatsApp but unless there is an emergency, you can live without it. Switch it off and focus on what you are doing.