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Best study environment

Everyone has to find their best studying environment, whether that’s a library, park, Starbucks, etc. is an individual choice. However, I find I study best at home. I like to set the environment up around me to be relaxing, calm and comfortable. Sometimes this works to my disadvantage and I end up getting too comfortable and wanting to take a nap, or distracted because of course everything else I want to do is in my home. I take frequent breaks. BUT I always get things done.

I like to light a candle, put some music on Pandora or iTunes, and drink tea. 🙂

Happy studying!

Procrastination

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Hi everyone,

This quarter I don’t have any “finals”, but I do have three projects. Let me just say this to start: With a project, procrastination is YOUR ENEMY. As if there was only one.

Anyway, I’ve known about these project for some time, but everything goes quicker than you’ve originally thought it would, especially near the end of the quarter. My only consolation is that I have plans to complete all the work, though as of now each project is in a different state of completion. Two of these projects are group projects, and the third one is focused around my current internship and creating a writing portfolio for use in the future.  Here are some things I do to procrastinate:

1. Watch youtube videos
2. Blog
3. Go on Facebook
4. Twitter
5. Read unrelated/non-school books
6. Eat
7. Watch TV
8. Check the mail

Now, I know that list may not have been helpful to you, but here’s my advice: Let yourself do these things. If you are studying for a test, take a break. One an hour, for ten minutes, really helps me get back on track when I return to studying. If you’re studying for more than 9 hours you may have to come up with some more ways to take a break, but honestly give yourself more time per break if you’re cramming that long! Hope this helps you as finals are coming up (or if you’ve finished finals, I’m jealous! Though summer weather has yet to begin around here.)

-MLISgirl