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  1. Set a 20 Minute Timer and 5 Minute Breaks
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    Set a 20 Minute Timer and 5 Minute Breaks

    Tip provided by mar9 Oct 19

    Set a timer so that you know you have to focus for 20 straight minutes without any distractions; no social media or texting. That way you know that when that 20... Read More...

    2 readers commented | last by mar9

  2. Sleep is Your Best Friend
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    Sleep is Your Best Friend

    Tip provided by mar9 Oct 19

    Think that getting less sleep in favor of studying is a good idea? Wrong, my friend! When we sleep we consolidate new information that we've learned throughout the... Read More...

  3. Feeling Blocked? Become Creative!
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    Feeling Blocked? Become Creative!

    Tip provided by mar9 Oct 19

    If you keep rereading text over and over and nothing is sticking, find another way to get that information in your head. Draw out charts, make the information into... Read More...

  4. Healthy Snacks! (Not a 5 Course Meal)
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    Healthy Snacks! (Not a 5 Course Meal)

    Tip provided by mar9 Oct 19

    Make sure you have healthy snacks handy that are quick and provide you with satiety; mixed nuts and fruit are great examples. This way prepping food won't run into... Read More...

  5. Set Your Environment Up for Success!
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    Set Your Environment Up for Success!

    Tip provided by mar9 Oct 19

    Make sure you are in an environment that is conducive to YOUR (not your friend's, not your classmate's...) most productive way of studying. If you need complete... Read More...

  6. Tips for visual learners.
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    Tips for visual learners.

    Tip provided by openh2o Sep 25

    2 Tips. First take notes in your book while you read. We are all told not to write in books, buy you paid (>$100) go ahead. It reinforces you reading. Take notes in... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by mar9

  7. Positive Tips For Study Success
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    Positive Tips For Study Success

    Tip provided by peachtreednurse Sep 26

    The main thing about studying is to learn as much as you can as soon as you can. In other words begin with some self-preparation, making mental or written notation... Read More...

    1 readers commented | last by mar9

  8. Head to Toe assessment cheat sheet data collection
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    Head to Toe assessment cheat sheet data collection

    Tip provided by brand123e Apr 22, '13

    Anyone have any ideas or examples of a one or two page assessment data collection sheet Read More...

    7 readers commented | last by ECW923

  9. Be In The Moment (Hours)
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    Be In The Moment (Hours)

    Tip provided by peachtreednurse Sep 27

    It is uppermost in the process of studying and retaining information that preparation be an integral part. As important as being attentive at lecture time; the... Read More...

  10. Chew gum when studying
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    Chew gum when studying

    Tip provided by ithunasis Sep 25

    then chew the same brand/flavor when taking the test. This will enhance your memory for the subject you studied earlier! Read More...

  11. Registered Nurse BSN
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    Registered Nurse BSN

    Tip provided by eni11 Sep 25

    Study 7 nights a week I would use Sunday as a review day and study about 2 hours so I could keep up with the current schedule and have a better idea of how to... Read More...

  12. Never think you cannot do it
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    Never think you cannot do it

    Tip provided by LD2013 Sep 25

    Hi, just passed My NCLEX a month ago. I went through quite a struggle during my study time just like an average nursing student. I gave myself 3 months, keeping... Read More...

  13. A little goes a long way
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    A little goes a long way

    Tip provided by aesstiles77 Sep 25

    I find it best to study a little everyday making sure that I spend at least 30 minutes. And then I also make sure that I don't spend too much time studying in the... Read More...

  14. Find your method
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    Find your method

    Tip provided by SoCaltransplant Sep 25

    The best way to learn is whatever works for you. Some people like reading the book and can easily digest that information and be perfectly fine. I am a visual... Read More...

  15. Ace that test!
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    Ace that test!

    Tip provided by Davia Sep 25

    I have learned that a sure way to pass a test is to have good study habits. If your instructor tells you a concept more than once it's likwlu to be on the test.... Read More...


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