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We’ve done the homework on studying so you don’t have to. These are your scientifically-proven steps to study success. They include embracing a small amount of stress, studying in 20-minute blocks, talking about what you’ve learned with a friend or family member, taking breaks (but not to the point of distraction!) and getting enough sleep.

5 steps to study success

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Other things you can do include eating the right foods, perfecting your time management skills, and knowing when to take a break from studying and getting some physical activity or social time in.

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