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Top Tips to manage your studies


Create 3 separate areas:

Study zone Relaxation zone Sleep zone
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  • Revision Time Table: Schedule time to Study- Relax - Sleep. Break Revision into manageable chunks.
  • Your 'To Do List': Maximum of 7 items per day. Stay focused and don't carry items over to the next day to complete. 
  • Diet: Eat healthy food and drink at regular intervals throughout the day. Avoid Caffeine and 'energy' drinks.
  • Short Study breaks: About twenty minutes in every two hours. Time to unwind, chat, phone, text a friend, worry, panic, think positive thoughts and practise breathing techniques. Drink and eat a healthy snack
  • Exercise: Regularly to release adrenalin and reduce stress in sports activities, the gym and relaxation exercises. 
  • Extended breaks: 3 - 4 hours approx. Time to socialise and contact friends, relax, play games, music, films and watch TV. Eat a healthy meal. 
  • Sleep: Maintain a regular sleep pattern. 1 hour of relaxation before sleep and at least 6 hours of sleep, per night. 
  • You are not an examination machine but a person who is taking exams - to best prepare for exams, look after all your needs.

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.