If you’re one of the millions of students trying to study for ACTs, which are coming up in February, then chances are you’re either stressing out right now — trying to fit as much college test prep review in as possible — or you’re procrastinating, leaving all your test prep review for the week leading up to the test.
The bad news is that both of these approaches are wrong. There’s still plenty of time before the ACT, so there’s no need to worry about it so much just yet. On the other hand, the ACT is a pretty serious examination that could affect whether you get into a particular school or not, and needs to be treated as such. You need to be doing college test prep review every day (or at least every other day).
The good news is that there are new apps you can use to ensure that you’re not only unstressed, but that you get enough studying time in. Here are just a few you should consider using to help with your test prep review.
You’re probably going to hate yourself for using RescueTime, but you’re doing yourself a favor. This app is an absolute necessity when doing test prep review, as it prevents you from wasting your time doing non-studying activities (like going on Facebook).
Now all that being said, little study breaks have been proven to help the time spent pouring over those ACT test prep books and other study materials more effective. The key is not to get too distracted during your breaks. To help you stick to your test prep review, use Strict Workflow. For every 25 minutes of studying you do, it gives you a five minute break.
Time and time again, music has been proven as an effective study aid, helping students to focus on their work and blocking out other, distracting noises. However, it has to be the right kind of music. Focus@Will is a neat little app you can use during your test prep review that will play certain tunes that have been scientifically proven to increase your attention span and focus.
These apps will not only help you relax, but will also make sure you get your studying done. If you have any other studying tips for exams to offer, feel free to share them in the comments. Research more like this.