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How to Study and stay awake?

How to Study and stay awake? Topic: How to stay awake doing homework at night
June 16, 2019 / By Airla
Question: I am a student and work full time. I am only in my 3rd semester as college. Even on weekends- I have a hard time reading for more than 20 minutes without getting extremely tired. I can get up and move/ do something physical but if I continue reading I cannot absorb information and often fall asleep. I get 8 hours at night. I tried caffeine? Anything you may know that could help?
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Topher Topher | 5 days ago
I too work full-time (more than 40 hours on most weeks) and am going to school at night. I have the same problem staying awake and concentrating on reading material at night. What helped me was to do my reading in the morning. Instead of staying up very late studying, I go to bed as early as I can and wake up about 2 hours earlier then normal. So now I get up at 5:00 am, have my coffee and do my homework for 2 hours until I have to start getting ready for work at 7:00. I find it easier to stay awake. If you're not at all interested in the reading material it may still be hard to concentrate, but at least you're not exhausted on top of it. If you need more then 2 -4 hours of study time in a day, on top of class and work, you might consider lightening your load. Better to take longer and do it well then rush through it and do it poorly. That's just my 2-cents =) Good luck to you and congrats on doing whatever it takes to further your education.
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Topher Originally Answered: How to Study and stay awake?
I too work full-time (more than 40 hours on most weeks) and am going to school at night. I have the same problem staying awake and concentrating on reading material at night. What helped me was to do my reading in the morning. Instead of staying up very late studying, I go to bed as early as I can and wake up about 2 hours earlier then normal. So now I get up at 5:00 am, have my coffee and do my homework for 2 hours until I have to start getting ready for work at 7:00. I find it easier to stay awake. If you're not at all interested in the reading material it may still be hard to concentrate, but at least you're not exhausted on top of it. If you need more then 2 -4 hours of study time in a day, on top of class and work, you might consider lightening your load. Better to take longer and do it well then rush through it and do it poorly. That's just my 2-cents =) Good luck to you and congrats on doing whatever it takes to further your education.

Reagan Reagan
Try making your reading more active. Take notes as you read. Outline the basic ideas of the chapter. Depending on what class you're reading for, note whether you agree with the author or whether something else you've read takes a different viewpoint from this author. I find that it helps me stay awake and retain the information better and my notes are a huge help if the prof tends to ask questions about the reading in class.
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Matthew Matthew
Skip the coffee - it's not helping. The initial 'high' might wake you up, but when the effect wears off, you will be more tired than before you took it. Try a bit of aerobic exercise and / or a shower. Both will invigorate you. Also study where there are no distractions.
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Joah Joah
try to take some vitamins and do some light exercises like yoga or aerobic, u'll have more energy during ur day.
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Joah Originally Answered: How can I stay awake while doing really boring science and math homework?
I like to listen to my ipod as I do my homework. The music helps to keep me awake. I suggest taking a break every now and then. You don't want to burn yourself out for hours and hours. I hope I helped!!!

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