The tips on how to start studying well are quite obvious and not very original. Their authors remind us that it is important not only to conscientiously attend all classes and work at home, but also to maintain the body’s resources.
In reality, these simple recommendations are quite difficult to follow. How to build the right daily routine during intense workload? How do diet and drinking regime affect brain activity? What is the advantage of a student who does moderate physical exercise over one who sits at a desk most of the time?
Let's look at all the components of good study in turn.
From 7 a.m. we are at our most efficient. Then productivity gradually drops, reaching a minimum level at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Adherents of this theory recommend doing the most difficult tasks in the first half of the day. The influence of circadian rhythms explains the highest frequency of certain errors at work. According to statistics, from 2 to 4 pm the number of incorrect decisions made by medical workers increases.
This does not mean that successful mastery of educational material directly depends on what time you get up and study. But when it comes to performing the most difficult types of educational activities for you (preparing for test classes, working on reports, coursework), you can safely leave them at the beginning of the day, when your efficiency is maximum.