Secrets of Getting Better Grades, by Brian Marshall, 2002, 2nd edition.
After every 15 minutes of study, take a 2-min break.
After every 50 minutes, take a 10-min break (same as in "How to Win at College," by Cal Newport, 2005.)
After every 3 hours, take a half-hour break ("How to Be a High School Superstar," by Cal Newport, 2010 )
Ace Any Test, by Ron Fry, 2000, 4th edition.
1. Study when you are fresh.
2. Use time blocking.
3. For a psychological boost, reduce the pile of books, papers etc into simple notes.
How to Win at College, by Cal Newport, 2005.
- Keep a work-progress journal. Every night, jot down scheduled and actual accomplishments. This practice helps to hold you accountable and to hurt your ego.
- Relax at least half an hour before you go to bed.