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Tip #2: try different ways of learning

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SURVIVAL TIP - Tip 2

Your brain is a muscle. The more you train it, the stronger it gets. In fact, you can condition your brain to retain all the medical information you are taught in any given course. The best way to condition your brain, like any muscle, is by using a variety of methods and techniques. Here are a few tips for conditioning your brain with every study session:

Study in 30-40 minute intervals for several days before the test, instead of pulling an all-nighter the day before.

Stretch your retention by testing yourself with flashcards.

Strengthen your memory by testing yourself a day after you learn something. Test again after a week, two weeks, a month, and so on.

Stimulate your brain by changing up your study method. Switch from electronic devices to pen and paper, to reading, to listening.

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