Sometimes, I get carried away. I forget the things that matter to me, and I neglect things I shouldn’t. School, for instance, is one of these things. I love pharmacy, but sometimes it can get a little too much. A little too much reading, a little too much studying, a little too much stress.

So here are my five study tips.

Step 1: Know the work
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Make sure you know what it is they expect from you in the exam. Read your syllabus properly and ask if there is anything you are unsure off before you start studying. Knowing what you are supposed to know is important, as you don’t wanna be wasting the time you generally don’t have.

Step 2: Do the work
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Trust me, it sucks. I don’t enjoy sitting on my ass eight hours a day to read a book that might as well have been written in Hebrew. But you have to do it. Make sure to do a minimum of four hours of study per day, but optimally keep it between five to eight hours a day.

Step 3: Make flashcards
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whether it is by paper or by using Quizlet flashcards are super useful. Not only for memorizing terms, but also for keeping with you for when you are on the go. I work every weekend, so studying is difficult for me. I am not allowed to read my books at work, but when the store gets quiet. I try to get through a couple of flashcards and memorize some terms.

Step 4: make "mock exams questions"
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when reading your textbook have a separate page where you can ask yourself typical questions a professor would ask if he asked a question from this particular chapter. This way you can test yourself on the important stuff of each chapter, and you have exercises to do a couple of weeks before the exams.

Step 5: Breathe
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Life is difficult as it is. Take some time off. Go workout and breathe. It’s going to be okay. And stress is our number one enemy.

Have fun. Stay Curious.
– Tia ✨

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