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studying hours at a time doesnt do anything for me.


so, what do you think of studying 20 mins per hour from 9am to 7pm?

thats like 3 hours i think and because the study intervals are short, it should stick in more right?
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You're right about studying for hours at a time - I honestly don't believe anyone who says that it's a more efficient way of studying than the Pomodoro technique (which is what you're thinking of) lol

But I don't think 20 minutes every hour for 10 hours is an effective way of studying either. Quick question - when you talk about studying, are you referring to learning new material or revising learnt material? Are you an online/homeschooled student? Anyway, slightly off track there aha. I think studying for 30 minutes minumum (I personally prefer 40-45 minutes) then taking a break for 10/15 minutes then repeating this cycle for a shorter amount of time overall is probably best. You can't really do much in 20 minutes, plus a break of 40 minutes is excessive IMO. Longer study periods and shorter rest periods means you won't work have to study from 9 till 7 everyday, maybe more like 10-4 plus longer breaks. The Pomodoro technique is also really flexible which is why I prefer it to strict timed schedules.
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You're right about studying for hours at a time - I honestly don't believe anyone who says that it's a more efficient way of studying than the Pomodoro technique (which is what you're thinking of) lol

But I don't think 20 minutes every hour for 10 hours is an effective way of studying either. Quick question - when you talk about studying, are you referring to learning new material or revising learnt material? Are you an online/homeschooled student? Anyway, slightly off track there aha. I think studying for 30 minutes minumum (I personally prefer 40-45 minutes) then taking a break for 10/15 minutes then repeating this cycle for a shorter amount of time overall is probably best. You can't really do much in 20 minutes, plus a break of 40 minutes is excessive IMO. Longer study periods and shorter rest periods means you won't work have to study from 9 till 7 everyday, maybe more like 10-4 plus longer breaks. The Pomodoro technique is also really flexible which is why I prefer it to strict timed schedules.
well im learning a language so new material. i was only doing 40 minutes but it wasnt sticking in because after 20 mins, my brain just switches off so i just cut it down to 20 min intervals.
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well im learning a language so new material. i was only doing 40 minutes but it wasnt sticking in because after 20 mins, my brain just switches off so i just cut it down to 20 min intervals.
Fair enough. If it works for you that way, then that's great - still much better than studying hours on end aha
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Fair enough. If it works for you that way, then that's great - still much better than studying hours on end aha
thanks for the clarification
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