The start of a study session is the best time to tackle medium difficulty activities, followed by the most difficult ones, ending with those that require a lesser degree of concentration and effort, such as reviews.
During break time remember:
- Don’t take breaks at the time of your highest performance, since it is then when you can study best.
- If you only take one break, do it when you feel that your performance and concentration are starting to wane.
- Don’t use your break time in activities that you know will make you lose concentration, like watching TV, start a long conversation, etc. Plan what you will do during your breaks.
- It’s also good to do some relaxation and concentration exercises.
- In between study periods, break time should be short.
- Try to find your own performance curve, and your own optimum study hours. The recommended sequence is:
– Every hour of studying, a five-minute break.
– Every two or three hours of studying, thirty-minute break.