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The Pomodoro Technique And 3 More Research-Backed Study Tips

I hope everyone is doing well as they prepare for finals! I wanted to share this article about research-backed study tips. I have used the Pomodoro Technique for a while and it seems to suit me well — I’m a firm believer in the importance of taking intentional breaks to rest your brain. It also helps me stay on-task if I know I’m going to have a short rest coming up in ~20/25 minutes.

There are several apps you can use on your computer or phone that help with this. I like one called Peace (which also takes advantage of binaural beats to stimulate different brain waves to maximize cognition, though it isn’t free which is too bad) and another called Toggl Timer (which is free), among others if you just search for “Pomodoro” in the app store.

What are some of y’all’s favorite/best study tips?