Studying is like a full time work: it takes up a lot of time of any given week, especially if you are studying abroad as there’s an extra learning curve (call it the language, the surroundings, the difficulty of the courses, or simply the fact that you are studying on top of trying to enjoy the new place). Nowadays, there are many resources available to maximize the studying time and being efficient, and not all of them depend on being in front of a screen. As a matter of fact, you should try to get away from it as much as possible even if you're in the apartment you booked through Study Abroad Apartments!
Join the college library
College libraries are vast pits of resources for free, and having a student card opens every door for you to access them all. Many studies state that the best learning experience comes from using different sources and ways to expand your knowledge, because they all activate different parts of your brain. In your college library, you’ll find papers, magazines, books and media resources to round up what you’re learning. Just don’t do them all in one sitting!
Take notes on a notebook
It’s a bit more tiring than typing on a laptop, but handwriting your class notes has the extra benefit of helping you memorize the contents, as well as gaining deeper understanding and getting out the right questions from it. Later on, when you review, you will not depend on a battery-powered device, so you can comfortably read them on the beach or about anywhere without having to worry about a charger.
You’ll be thankful for this one when exams week approaches: summarizing your notes and research points into one single document is an extra task, but one that proves highly efficient on your road to an A. Summaries, abstracts and mind maps can be done on paper instead of in an app, and you’ll get less distracted when scribbling than using the computer, where there’s a whole world of social media and internet randomness ready to eat away your time.
Take a break and reward yourself
Think about it this way: staying on the laptop, firing up Spotify or Netflix for a break, can be your reward for your time away from the screen doing actual study. You can take a 30-min break for every 2 hours of study, and use a stopwatch to know when you have to get back to work.
Would you like to enjoy all the perks of living in a thriving European city? Study Abroad Apartments offers some great options for students planning to spend some time living abroad. Just get in touch with us if you need any help finding somewhere to stay and we’ll make sure you have one of the best options out there!
Are you about to embark on the trip of a lifetime? Study Abroad Apartments offers some great options for students planning to study abroad. Just get in touch with us if you need any help finding somewhere to stay and we’ll make sure you have one of the best options out there!