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Re-reading is a waste of time!

Posted by Adam Harries on Friday, October 31, 2014,

If you find going back over your textbooks and course notes a tedious, boring and frustrating process, you may benefit from changing your approach, as re-reading material is not thought to be that good at embedding material into the long-term memory.

Check out the video (2 mins) for a quick explanation of a technique you could use instead.

Other suggestions would be to try the flashcards or practice past exam questions without looking at your notes.

Try a few methods and see if any of them help....
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Getting Stuff Done!

Posted by Adam Harries on Thursday, October 30, 2014,

This is a productivity technique so simple, you'll wonder if it's for real. Trust me, this works.

It's called the pomodoro technique, in honour a the little pomodoro-shaped kitchen timer in the pic.

Here's how it works...

  • Set the pomodoro timer for 25 minutes (there are loads of free apps that serve the same function).
  • Work. Study. Whatever. Just do what you've got to do for the full 25 minutes. Total focus. No interruptions. No calls. No email. Anyone can focus for just 25 minutes.
  • After the 25 ...

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