With syllabus week a thing of the past, it’s time to get down to business. If you aren’t the type of studier that can go to the silent floor, put in earbuds, and bang out 5 hours of studying, here are some helpful tips!
1. Find a study zone
Find a special place to set up camp that you feel comfortable spending a lot of time in. Bring some snacks and study materials, and get ready to hunker down!
2. Use mnemonic devices
Make acronyms that you can refer to later to remember important informa- tion. My personal favorite is “Never Eat Soggy Waffles,” which helps remember the directions on a compass in a clockwise direction (North, East, South, West).
3. Treat yo’ self
Take a purposeful break every now and then to keep your mind sharp and body energized. Make sure to reward yourself every time you finish a significant task; take a walk, talk to a friend, or eat a snack because “You’re not you when you’re hangry.”
4. Take advantage of out-of-class resources
You can go to your professor’s office hours, make appointments with the SPARK Tutoring Center and the Writing Center, or walk into the Math Resource Center.
5. Get enough rest
Babson students underestimate the importance of sleep. Adults that receive less than seven hours a day may experience impaired memory.