How to work more efficiently

Final exams of the year are coming up faster than you might think, which means it’s about time to get your study game back on! Here are 5 tips to help you work more efficiently and study like a boss!

1. Make your workspace work for you

If you work well in chaos, don’t tidy up! But, if you find that a tidy desk equals a tidy mind with you then it’s wise to keep things organised and fairly neat. If this means investing in new storage solutions, filing and the odd ring-binder and pen pot, do it! You’re investing in your studies.

2. Take breaks

Taking time out doesn’t necessarily sound like the most efficient way of getting studying done but if you work better in shorter, more concentrated bursts then it could definitely be the way forward. If you find that your concentration wanes after an hour, take a short, snappy 5-10 minute break and then get back to it for another burst.

3. Get the tech right!

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4. Stop multi-tasking

If you flit from task to task without actually finishing one before you start the next this can be counterproductive. You may feel like you’re working really hard but you’re actually wasting more time re-focusing on the task at hand when you move between a few things. If you focus on one task at a time you should find that you get what you actually need to get done, done!

5. Be prepared

Know what you need to get done before you settle down to do it. Break down your work into sections, write to-do lists and even try using task management software such as Trello. This kind of thing lets you organise your projects, your workload and even pre-requisite tasks so you know exactly what you need to get done before you can move onto the next thing.

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