How to Study for Exams: Evidence-Based tips

The Science Behind Why Your Study Methods Aren’t Working (and what to do instead!)

In the first semester of my freshman year of college, I had to take a math class to fulfill my major’s requirements. My advisor enrolled me in a 300 level statistics course, which ended up being much harder than I anticipated. It had been a few years since I had even taken a math class, and I hadn’t ever taken a stats class before. 

That whole semester was a slog, and I got some of the worst grades on quizzes and homework I’d ever gotten. As the end of the semester loomed, I realized I would have to pull off a miracle in the final exam in order to pass and keep up my GPA. 

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How to Make Yourself Study When You Don’t Have Any Motivation

How to Make Yourself Study When You Don't Have Any Motivation

There’s probably nothing more frustrating than knowing an exam is on the horizon, knowing you need to study for it, and completely lacking any motivation to actually sit down and get started.

Studying is one of those things that’s easy to lose motivation for. It can seem overwhelming, impossible, and never-ending. “Studying” as an idea is so amorphous it easily causes panic, fear, and even total shut down. 

But regaining motivation for studying isn’t impossible. And there are several ways to make sure your studying is stress-free, structured, manageable, and even fun. Let’s break some of them down:

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4 Mental Shifts You Must Make if You Want to Thrive In Life

4 Mental Shifts You Must Make if You Want to Thrive In Life

This video will teach you four mental shifts that will make an immediate improvement in your life. You’ll learn what kinds of thoughts and behaviors set off these feelings so you can stop them before they start. The knowledge learned in this video could change your entire outlook on life! Watch on to see what … Read more

How to Build Self-Discipline

How to Build Self-Discipline

The other day, I struggled with self-discipline.

I warred with myself, negotiated, revisited arguments, made imaginary pro and con lists, and eventually realized that no, I could not get out of my daily workout. 

This happens pretty much every day, actually. 

5 o’clock rolls around — my designated time for exercise — and I start to wonder: do I really need to do my workout today? What if I only did half my workout? What if I went for a walk around the block instead? What if I did some light stretching instead? What if I just stayed on the couch eating potato chips instead? 

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5 Practices from Stoic Philosophy to Include in Your Morning Routine

5 Practices from Stoic Philosophy to Include in Your Morning Routine

Stoicism is a school of ancient Greek philosophy that advocates self-control and reason. Stoics believe we can control our emotions by understanding what they are and the way in which we react to them, training ourselves to be calm in stressful situations. Adopting the following 5 practices from stoic philosophy will help you start your … Read more

10 Ways to Build and Develop Resilience

10 Ways to Build and Develop Resilience

In life, everyone encounters hardships.

Some will be big, and others will be small. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, getting laid off, heartbreak, divorce, or even just putting orange juice in this morning’s cereal instead of milk, there will be tough times. 

When these difficult times inevitably arrive, we can either choose to let them swallow us up, or we can choose to keep going and make the best of the cards life has dealt us. Yes, even when there’s orange juice in your cereal. 

This is where a very important skill comes in: resilience.

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