6 study hacks that will help you during exams:
1. Take a brisk walk
It’s been proven that exercise can boost your memory and brain power. Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois provides evidence that about 20 minutes exercise before an exam can improve performance.
2. Drink a Red Bull
New research suggests the Red Bull Energy Drink can temporarily boost some aspects of cognition. The randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 24 healthy volunteers found Red Bull had a positive effect on memory performance.
In particular, the study found significant improvements in the accuracy and speed of working and episodic memory 30 minutes after consuming the drink.
3. Create flashcards
Quickly test your knowledge of key concepts, definitions, quotes and formulas with flashcards.
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4. Take regular study breaks
When your brain is hard at work, it’s good to take regular study breaks to help your brain absorb more information and keep you focused!
Take a short break after 45-50 minutes of studying as your focus and concentration will become impaired after this period. Anything new after 1 hour 30 minutes does not get assimilated.
5. Study on the move
Though we may be creatures of habit – information retention actually improves when you vary the places where you study.
6. Use scents
Spraying an unfamiliar scent while you’re studying is one of the study methods that can actually help jog your memory by spraying it again right before an exam.