Maximize your Study Habits
33% of people today have difficulty writing.
You are not alone!
Where you write is just as important as what you write.
Feet – 90-90-90 posture
Your ankles, knees, and hips should each be 90 degrees if you are seated. If they dangle, your back will fatigue quicker.
Body – Your keyboard should be slightly lower than your elbows. Keep your wrists straight. Ergonomic keyboards are best.
Screen – Your head should be neutral when looking at your screen. Neck extension causes fatigue.
Who said you need to sit on a chair?
Bike – Set up your bike on a bicycle roller stand and exercise while studying.
Treadmill – Create a treadmill desk and walk at the slowest pace. Walking helps verbal thoughts flow.
What kind of lighting is best?
Blue lumens – Lumens of 4600K-6500K are most like daylight. Lumen ratings are on the packaging.
Ring Light – Use a ring light for video feed if the other options aren’t available.
Avoid fluorescent lighting. It is too hard on the eyes.
There's an app for that.
Voice typing is available on both the Google and Microsoft platforms.
If you want to use your phone, try Otter.ai. This app converts your dictation or recording to a text file in minutes.
Grammarly Premium is a must for any college student. Protect yourself from plagiarism with this app.
Mind mapping software helps organize your notes and can be converted to PowerPoint slides. Most include scheduling features.
Complaining of hand pain while writing, try these exercises
Thumb trigger – Pinch the trigger point in your thumb.
Inverted push – Push the knuckles at the base of your fingers against the desk. Fingers pointing toward the floor.
Exercise and Music
Get dirty! Get outdoors and move dirt. The rhythms of the Earth fill you when you touch the ground (preferable shoeless)
Music – Find your favorite music to have on while studying: classical, study, repeating the same song.