When it comes to exam time, many students are most likely anxiously cramming into the wee hours of the night. Some of these same students are also using weak and ineffective study techniques. Let me ask you a question, do you really know how to learn? How to actually retain the information and learn it – not just memorize it? Surprisingly not a lot of students do.

Recently, I went on the happiness legacy podcast to talk about my experience in my first few months of my PhD program. The happiness legacy’s mission is to empower university students to better manage their mental and physical health. The goal of this podcast is to inform and inspire university students to become healthier, happier versions of themselves.

med_res 2Geneviève, the founder of the happiness Legacy,  and I were able to chat about my experience in my program so far, balance as a grad student as well as some study tips.

Here is a summary of some of the study tips we discussed:

  • taking breaks
  • time management
  • concept maps

If you want to hear more about the tips, I encourage you to check out episode #6 here. 

Episode #5, can be found here, where Geneviève talks about some of her own favourite study tips that might help you during this exam period.

I hope you find these episodes and tips helpful!

What study techniques do you rely on?

Happy studying!

Until next time,

Christine xo

 

 

 

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