I was excited to take a few days off next weeks and go home for thanksgiving. Then I came to a stunning realization finals are only 26 days away. This means I don’t have as much time as I thought to get things done. So I thought in this blog post I would try and give you some tips for getting things done.
The first trick I learned is the countdown clock, go to a website like http://www.timeanddate.com and create countdowns for each major thing you have to do. I look at them every morning to see how far away due dates are
Give someone your Ethernet cable and then don’t allow them to give it back without proof of productivity. This also works with game controllers
Study out of your dorm. If you live in towers you have probably figured out by now that it is a minefield of distractions. In order to fix this problem move where you study. Posvar and Hillman are great. Empty classrooms in the cathedral are great for groups.
Caffeine is not a substitute for sleep. 16 hours of studying the night before and no sleep is a lot worse then 8 hours of studying and 8 hours of sleep. If your brain is all wired up on caffeine and sugar it can make it hard for you to think during the test
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