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Use a timer while you study to help you stay on task and to help get the work done more quickly,

Making straight A's Study Tip number 7
Use a timer when you sit down to study

Using a timer can help you stay focused and can also help by a dividing large tasks into smaller chunks. This can help you get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. There is a management law called Parkinson's Law that states that work will expand to fill the time that is available for its completion. Give yourself 8 hours for a 2 hour task and the task will expand and fill this time The task will also increase in complexity and will also increase by adding stress and tension.
You can use Parkinson's Law to your advantage. Assign an appropriate task, set the timer, and work
on it until it rings. One suggestion for setting the appropriate time is to write down all of your tasks, assign a time that you think you can complete them, and then divide this
time in half. This may seem a little extreme, but the point is to set an amount of time and then use a timer to stick to this time. Another technique you can use is called the Pomodoro
Technique. It simply states that you divide your task into 25 minute chunks, set the timer, work
until it rings, take a break, time the break, and then reset the timer again for another 25 minute chunk. When can you use a timer? When you write, memorize lists, work math problems, working on a project, any type of homework. What type of timer is best? You can use the timer on your watch or an old fashion kitchen timer. There are also online timers, a couple of examples
are egg timer, or tomato timer. I will leave a link down below, Anyway, set a timer, get more done,hope this helps.

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