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Finals Studying Hacks You Need In Your Life

As the school year winds up, students have more on their minds than the coming summer - exams are looming! Here are some tips to get you through your finals week this year:

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Clean up your study space!

It's hard to truly focus when you're working in a messy space. Take a minute to throw away any unneeded papers, straighten your study supplies, and use some bleach to clean all traces of your ex-wife's blood from the area.
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It's hard to truly focus when you're working in a messy space. Take a minute to throw away any unneeded papers, straighten your study supplies, and use some bleach to clean all traces of your ex-wife's blood from the area.

Block distracting websites!

We all know the trap of telling yourself you'll only take an internet break for 5 minutes. Next thing you know, it's 3 hours later, you haven't touched the essay you were planning to write, and you're naked! Use an application like ColdTurkey to block distracting websites like www.whitehouse.gov, www.whitehouse.com - the archives from the 90s, of course - and www.community.homedepot.com/thread/help-my-wife-found-my-collection-of-screwdrivers-that-i-glued-doll-breasts-on. Procrastination, be gone!
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We all know the trap of telling yourself you'll only take an internet break for 5 minutes. Next thing you know, it's 3 hours later, you haven't touched the essay you were planning to write, and you're naked! Use an application like ColdTurkey to block distracting websites like www.whitehouse.gov, www.whitehouse.com - the archives from the 90s, of course - and www.community.homedepot.com/thread/help-my-wife-found-my-collection-of-screwdrivers-that-i-glued-doll-breasts-on. Procrastination, be gone!

Rewrite your notes!

Sometimes, all it takes to make a hard concept stick is to look at it in a different way. A great way to do this is to rewrite your notes in a different format. Here’s an example of mine:

Sometimes, all it takes to make a hard concept stick is to look at it in a different way. A great way to do this is to rewrite your notes in a different format. Here’s an example of mine:

Use highlighters in different ways!

Don't just use highlighters to mindlessly highlight sentences - stick them up your butt!
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Don't just use highlighters to mindlessly highlight sentences - stick them up your butt!

Set rewards!

Setting rewards is a great way to motivate yourself to finish studying. For example, you can promise yourself that if you study for 30 minutes, you'll get to drink a bottle of Robitussin!
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Setting rewards is a great way to motivate yourself to finish studying. For example, you can promise yourself that if you study for 30 minutes, you'll get to drink a bottle of Robitussin!

Now you have all the tools you need to get out there and ace those exams! If all else fails, just hold a nerd at gunpoint until they give you their answers. It's the ultimate study hack. Good luck!

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