Things you didn’t know about being a student

We are students around 20 years of our life, so undoubtedly, this list of 16 things about life at school will serve you very much.

Keep in mind:

  1. Losing a night of sleep prevents you from reasoning and memorizing for 4 days.

So think twice before going to parties when the exams are approaching.

  1. Do not use markers.

It has been proven that they are not effective at the time of studying, since they only make you highlight individual facts instead of making connections between concepts.

  1. Start studying early, but not so much.

In order to remember all the information you learned during a whole year, you need to start studying it a month before.

  1. Do not study in the library.

It is proven that when we study we make associations with things of the environment, therefore studying outdoors could make you remember things more easily, because the stimuli will be associated with what has been learned.

  1. Languages ​​make your brain grow.

Studying languages ​​makes your brain grow and strengthen, so you can retain more information with greater speed and your brain will age slower.

  1. We can learn while we sleep.

Researchers of Smell found that people can learn unconscious associations between specific smells and sounds while sleeping.

  1. Get to exercise.

Physical exercise improves learning ability by cultivating new neurons and slowing down cognitive decline.

  1. Study before sleeping.

Experts say that giving a quick review before sleep makes it easier to remember the information the next day.

  1. You have to eat well.

Junk food and fats decrease your cognitive ability.

  1. Take breaks while studying.

Scientists say that it is necessary to have breaks while studying, so it will be easier to retain information.

  1. Multitasking equals Multidistraction.

If you think you can be doing several things at the same time while studying, you’re wrong. Your brain will not concentrate enough and simply studying will not help.

  1. Study two subjects at a time.

Research shows that studying different types of information in a single session leads to better retention. This may be because subconsciously we find deeper patterns among the material variety.

  1. Do not relax while studying.

It has been found that staying awake to study brings no benefit, you are only wasting your time and you will not achieve your goal.

  1. Ask yourself.

After studying, apply a questionnaire and ask yourself questions, so the brain will get used to retrieving the information when you need it.

  1. Do not wake up earlier to study.

It was found that interrupting sleep does not consolidate the information acquired the night before, so you would be sabotaging yourself.

  1. Do not study if you are sleepy.

The lack of sleep increases the activity of the enzyme PDE4, which inhibits the consolidation of memory.