The following blog post is written by one of our Residence Mentors, Helen.
Christmas is over. January exams loom over you like a heavy black cloud. No amount of mince pies will make up for the fact that you need to study - fast. Whether you’ve been ready for the exams all semester, or you’ve realised far too late that you know far too little, study breaks are essential. It may seem like you have no time for breaks because you need to cram crAM CRAM but the truth is that work and rest are interlinked; one won’t work without the other.
Whether you take my advice or not, all good study breaks follow certain rules: always take your break away from your study space i.e. don’t stay at your desk and check Facebook; get up. Also, don’t make them too long or too short. I would say 15-30 mins as this gives your brain time to recharge while not being so long as to distract you.