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Are you going to study on vacation? See 7 tips for getting organized!

 If you have a test in December or January (such as standardized exams or English certificates ), or just want to keep pace between school years, you need to study on vacation. And doing this is not like studying for the rest of the year: it is something that demands even more of your discipline.

That's because you are not committed to regular classes to motivate you. And on top of that, it is very likely that your friends are already in the holiday mood, which causes more distractions to appear in your day to day.

Even so, it is possible to study on vacation and take advantage of this period to catch up on subjects in which you still feel you need to improve. And, below, we'll give you some tips so that you can do this in the best possible way. Check out:

Seven tips for studying on vacation:

1 - Make a schedule

At the beginning of the holidays, a good idea is to plan everything you want to study beforehand. If you have an exam in January or February, think about how many weeks you have until then, and divide your study by weeks. For example: “in the first week, I want to study physics and chemistry; in the second, biology ”, etc.

Doing this helps you to keep your ultimate goal in view, and allows you to follow your own development. This way, you will be able to know if you are ahead or behind with the planning you did at the beginning of the vacation. And if that schedule turns out to be wrong over time, don't be afraid to change it!

2 - Don't overdo it

Among your friends asking you out and the warm weather, you will probably have a hard time maintaining the same pace of study on vacation that you do throughout the regular school term. No problem!

Unless you have a specific exam for which you need to study a lot in a short time, take the time to study at a lighter pace. Suddenly, you may even find out that you learn better this way!

3 - Get into the routine

The first day of study on vacation can be incredibly difficult. The second one, however, will be a little easier, and the third one even more. As you manage to create a routine, you will find that it becomes increasingly simple to stick to the times you set for your studies.

That is why it is more important to study a little every day than to take a single day to “catch up” and spend ten hours straight studying. If you have a lot of difficulty, try the following: determine a minimum of 5 minutes of study per day, always at the same time. Over time, you will see that this time turns into 10, 15, 30 minutes and you don't even notice.

4 - Review old themes

Studying on vacation the topics that you have the most difficulty with is a good idea. But it’s also important to make sure you don’t forget the subjects you’ve mastered. Taking the time to review these materials, therefore, is essential.

In this case, it is not really about learning something new, but just keeping the content fresh in your head. It is better to discover at the time of your studies that you do not remember that subject as well as you thought than to discover it at the time of the test.

5 - Keep exercising!

Here, we are talking about physical exercises! There are already several proofs that physical activity can improve your performance in studies, and this is true for holidays too! So if you already practice some type of exercise regularly, continue to do it on vacation to support your academic performance.

This is also important because it is a way to enjoy the holidays as well. You can stop your studies for a while if your friends ask you to ride a bike or play football. In addition to being distracted, you will also be getting in shape to study better.

6 - Vary the subjects

A good idea to stay interested while studying on vacation is to switch between different topics. Even if you dedicate a day just to math, for example, you can study algebra for an hour, then geometry for an hour, and so on.

This helps you go through more topics in a short period of time, and also ensures that you are always seeing something new. Staying focused when studying on vacation can be challenging, and continual contact with new subjects is one way to make this study more stimulating.

7 - Rest well!

Holidays, after all, are holidays. And as much as studying is important, you will hardly have another better opportunity to rest. You can study throughout the year, but it is only on vacation that you have this chance to replenish your energy. So, don't be afraid to relax a little.

This can also help your performance. It is better to arrive rested for the next semester (or that exam you are studying for), even if it means going over some topics of study, than reading everything anyway and getting there exhausted. So don't waste this opportunity to rest. Your notes will thank you!

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