By Alison Mitchell
Hey everyone! Just as assignments are starting to build up and I’m sure a lot of you are already beginning to study for exams, I decided to write this short blog post to share some useful study tips with you!
Make use of the library hours/facilities.
We are very lucky in the University of Limerick to have such an amazing library facility that is open from 8:30am – 11:00pm Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm on Saturdays and 11:00am – 6:00pm on Sundays. These library hours are amazing and I would definitely recommend getting in all the library hours you can, especially in the days leading up to an exam/assignment. The facilities are there for students, they should be used!
Make a plan.
Plans are so important while studying for an exam or working on an assignment. If you make a checklist of things you need to get finished by the end of the day, stay off your phone and focus, you will manage to get the list completed (as long as you make it realistic of course!) and you will feel great once it’s all done!
This pretty much ties in with the previous tip but I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure you have everything before you sit down to study. Make sure you have all of your notes, a pen and notepad if needed, any books you might need and anything else that comes to mind!
Look after yourself first (mental health, eat well, be well rested).
Even though study is important, you are more important. Before studying make sure you have eaten well and are well rested and remember, if you’re not feeling up to it, that’s okay too, your own mental health and wellbeing is a lot more important. So, look after yourself and the rest will follow!
Don’t try to cram everything in the day before.
Make sure to spread out your assignments so you don’t have to them all in one week, you’ll end up over-stressing about something that could’ve been fixed with a bit of planning. Study your notes over longer time periods, don’t start reading them the night before the exam and expect to know it all by the next morning, it won’t happen. So, spread out the work over time and it’ll all be stress-free!
Those are all of my study tips, good luck in all of your assignments and exams and thanks so much for reading!