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1. Study somewhere besides your home
I'm not sure if it's just me but I don't accomplish much when I study at home. There are so many distractions between my family, my computer, the TV, the kitchen and everything in between. I get like 3 times as much homework done when I go to the library near my house than I do sitting at my home.
2. Have some good healthy snacks nearby.
I have to keep a water bottle and either a string cheese or fruit or an organic nutrition bar while I am studying. I think better and it is a huge motivation booster to me.
3. Listen to classical music
I just barely learned this one! I found this amazing You Tube link and I found that when I am listening while doing my homework, I am a lot more effective at my homework. I seem to remember what I am studying more and for a longer period of time.
4. Schedule studying time in your day
This may sound really silly but if I don't schedule out a time to do my homework - it doesn't get done. In my planner I will write "go to library to study" and when a friend comes along, I let them know I am not available because that time is already written down! At the beginning of every single week - I write down every class I am taking and each assignment that is due that week. Even if it is something like "Read Chapter 8". I am a very visual person and if I don't see it - I won't know I have to do it. Besides I LOVE crossing of things on a to-do list!
5. Reward yourself
I love setting goals and achieving them. That's probably why you are going to college right? You have a goal to be successful, you have a goal to make more money than you do now, you have a goal to gain more knowledge, you have a goal to land your dream job!! Well that may be a few years away so why not reward yourself now? I think of things I get to do if I finish writing my paper or if I get a good grade on my test! It doesn't have to be a big reward - for example I go get a mango tango smoothie from Kneaders (my favorite drink EVER!).