Studying tips

Just in time for the second/third wave of prelims, here are some of the things I do to help myself study:

  • I give myself small incentives. If I finish one problem on my pset, I’ll let myself watch 10 more minutes of Gossip Girl… Or as soon as I finish reading this (ridiculously long) chapter I’ll take a break and get something from the vending machine…
  • I move my laptop as far away as possible. I can’t check Facebook every 10 minutes or check out that new J. Crew sale if I don’t have my computer with me…
  • I go to the library or some other quiet study area with people. I feel so much more guilty watching YouTube videos instead of studying if everyone around me has their nose buried in a textbook.
  • I make sure I have everything I need. This is somewhat broader and can include anything from making sure I have enough pencil lead (oops, can’t do pchem if I don’t have a pencil…), to bringing a snack if I know I’ll want something to munch on later (no more 20-minutes “quick breaks” to Libe Cafe).

The second (third?) floor stacks in Uris Library.

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About evajge

A friend once told me that all I eat is chocolate and cheese. I was both disturbed and amused to realize that he was right.
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