How to focus:

How to focus:

How to focus:

Set a goal to accomplish in the next 30 minutes. You won’t believe how much you can achieve in just half an hour with full concentration. Set small goals, say finish the next 5 questions, work towards it for just 30 minutes, short break, continue.

Set a goal to accomplish in the next 30 minutes.

Keep away (or turn off) your phone. You can leave your replies to when you actually take your break.

Keep away (or turn off) your phone.

Use a timer app for your laptop. I recommend this app to prevent distraction: Strict workflow : blocks access to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc. to enable 25 minutes of concentration, repeat as necessary.

Use a timer app for your laptop.

Strict workflow

Strict workflow

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Listen to classical music. This might not be for everyone, but it’s worth a try.

Listen to classical music.

How to remember content better:

How to remember content better:

How to remember content better:

Understand the content, not memorize. This might sound a tad cliche, but nevertheless is super important. When learning your content make sure you understand it well enough that you can teach it to your peers.

Understand the content, not memorize.

Re-read what you have studied before. Especially if your content is purely based on memorization, make sure you re-read your notes before you go to sleep, or at least by the next day. This will definitely help shift your knowledge from short-term to long-term memory.

Re-read what you have studied before.

Keep a set of flash cards. Use flash cards to write down parts that your brain just cannot absorb. Take 30 seconds to read them a few times everyday, and by the end of the week you’ll know them by heart.

Keep a set of flash cards.

Hope this helps!

This answer originally appeared on this Quora question on Studying.

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