Midterms are upon us, which means: Let the cramming ensue. Or should it? Numerous
studies have shown that takingbreaks
increases productivity and improves memory. So take a break and check out some of
the opportunities we’ve curated for you.
’94is an independent media consultant and 17-year veteran of
the Walt Disney Company, where he oversaw live-action series for Disney Channel.
He developed the wildly successful "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life
of Zack & Cody" and "That’s So Raven." He got his start
at ICM working
in the TV literary, packaging and talent departments. Read more about Brustrom
and his advice for students and alumni in his Excellence in Action interview.
We’re halfway through the quarter, which means you either have midterms coming
up or you’re working on a big paper that’s due soon. The next couple
weeks might be tough but you can beat the stress by learning to manage your time
Forget pulling another all-nighter and practice these four skills to take control
of your to-do lists:
your exams, papers or assignments by importance so you know where to devote the
majority of your time (The Muse).
Pick SMART goals
for each day, like reviewing specific sections of your class notes, finishing part
of that paper and setting up a group study session with your friends (MIND Tools).
your days so that you’re spending most of your time on the things
that you’ve prioritized as most important (Medium).