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Hello, my name is Sean and I am currently a Cognitive Science student at a Canadian University. My passion for learning has led me to research the ways in which we can optimize our learning as students. I believe that learning should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. I am constantly seeking out new ways to make the most out of my learning at university and I write about those things here.

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How to use ChatGPT to Study and Learn New Information

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You can use ChatGPT to evaluate your answers to studying materials like practice questions, allowing you to get the feedback you wouldn’t have got otherwise. You can also practice inquiry-based learning by asking clarification questions and then following these up with curiosity-based questions to get a deeper understanding.

9 Quick Tips on How to Study Without Caffeine

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How are you supposed to stay awake if you are one of those people who don’t like coffee or even caffeine in general? I put together a simple list of 9 ways you can stay awake naturally without the help of caffeine.

How to Stop Forgetting What You Study

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Are you struggling to remember what you study? This is likely due to the techniques you are using. This article walks you through why you seem to forget the material so quickly and the proper studying techniques to create long-lasting memories.

Why Does Your Mind Go Blank During an Exam?

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Sometimes we sit down for an exam and find our minds just go blank and we don’t remember anything. This has happened to me and it’s only now years later that I realized the causes behind it and how exactly to fix it.

9 Proven Active Recall Techniques to Ace Your Exam

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Learn about active recall and its effectiveness in improving long-term memory retention. Get tips on how to use active recall techniques, including brain dumps, mind maps, teaching others, and more, to ace your exams.

How to Force Yourself to Study Right Now

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If you’re reading this article it probably means you are struggling to focus and you just want to actually get some work done, no matter what. I developed a simple 3 step strategy myself over many years of experimentation to find what worked best.

How to Bury, Suspend, and Delete Cards in Anki

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Anki’s user interface often leaves much to be desired. Even the most basic functions can be hard to figure out, especially if you are a new Anki user. This guide explains the basics of Burying, Suspending, and Deleting cards in Anki.

How Long Should You Really Study for an Exam?

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Knowing exactly how long you need to study for an exam can be difficult to judge.

In general, try to spread 10-15 hours over 7-10 days when preparing for your upcoming exam. However, keep in mind that these are not hard rules. Both the hours and the number of needed days will depend on the volume and difficulty of the course material.