When is the best time to study?
The first thing that we need to decide is when is the best time to study. We all have our own peak performance times, when we are more alert and able to get in a good study session. Some people like to use the morning to gently come round to the idea of studying, then mid morning is a good time to study.
If you are like me, you wake up early, have a couple of coffees and then feel fighting fit to take on the challenges for the day. So going on from that, you love to study in the morning.
There are of course those people who love to be up really late at night, they find that their best work is achieved during the small hours, when the rest of the world is asleep.
What Time of Day is Best to Study?
So from the section above, you will know when you are most alert and able to take in information. However, this is still not a hard and fast rule. There may be other times when you feel alert and can take in lots of information. So, it is best that you keep your study times within a 24 hour period flexible. We now come onto the next issue:
How Long Should I Study For?
Now this is where the Study Timers come in handy; you want to maximise your study, without running into brain fatigue too soon. In this post I have listed two Study Timers. From research gathered there is a common school of thought that, just studying with no breaks or set planned breaks can cause you to become mentally drained too quickly. However, by actually pacing yourself with the aid of a study timer. The idea is that you study for a set period and then you are told when and for how long to take a break. This way you can study for longer periods and maximise the amount of knowledge for your brain to retain.
Study Rest Timer 52 – 17
This study time is calculated to give you a study time of 52 minutes and then a rest period of 17 minutes. It may seem a strange period of time to study and rest, but research has shown that for some people this gives best study results. A number of universities have studied the best times for students to study. Obviously the time of day was a major factor, only the individual will know when best to study in a day. They also found that the 52 minute study and 17 minute rest gave many students the ability to maximise their learning potential. However, there is also an alternative Study Rest period………..
Study Rest Timer 60 – 10
It has also been shown that some people respond well to the 60 minute study and 10 minute rest Study Timer.
Which Study Timer is Best?
When you are first starting out and wanting to maximise your study programme, then you will have to experiment with both Study Timers. One timer may just appeal and that is your choice. You may also have to test run both timers, in order to see which you are most comfortable with. Just experiment with both and then make a decision.
Study Rest Timer 52 – 17 Video
This study rest time has a duration of 8 hours, so there is no need to constantly reset the video to time your work or rest period. If you have a need to stop for whatever reason, you can always pause the video and pick up where you left off. The video shows you clearly when to start study and when to stop.
Study Rest Timer 60 – 10 Video
This video is very similar to the above, it is able to play for 8 hours without the need to have to restart the video too frequently. Play the video and you will be told when to study and rest. If at any stage you have to or need to stop, then just pause the video.
So whatever you are studying for, perhaps one of these two timers will help you achieve your maximum potential……………. Good Luck!