Friday, December 2, 2016

Effective Study Tips - Make Finals Week work for you

Use these tips to help you study more effectively.  Do your very best during Finals Week.

Here is a great list of concentration strategies for students.   Check this out:

Eat Frequent Small Meals
Avoid eating a big meal before a study session. Too much food will send your body into a ‘rest’ mode. On the other hand, don’t starve yourself either. Frequent small meals are best.

Study When You’re Sharpest
Study according to your body-clock. Are you sharpest in the morning or at the evening? Schedule your most difficult materials when you are mentally at your best, and schedule the easier ones when you are mentally less efficient.

Drink Water Often
Drink plenty of water during a study session, especially when you feel sluggish. Caffeine may help you to stay awake, but it can increase your anxiety – use it in moderation.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable in Your Chair
Choose a chair that supports your back. It should be comfortable, but not too comfortable. Just like an athlete during a performance, your body should be relaxed, so that all your energy goes to where it matters – your brain.

Clear Your Desk of Everything You Don’t Need
Have everything you need on the desk. Put away what you do not need for the study session. Seeing reminders of other assessments or domestic bills may increase your anxiety and distract you.

Take Breaks Every Hour
It is important to take a break before you feel tired and lose your concentration completely. Regular breaks at least once an hour helps to sustain your concentration. If the work is not going too well and you have difficulties in concentrating, you may need a long break and go back to it later

Stretch During Your Breaks
Know and respect your concentration span which will vary from hour to hour and from day to day. When you sit for long periods, gravity draws the blood to the lower part of your body. When you take a break, take a few deep breaths and get more oxygen to your brain: try walking around and doing some light stretching for a few minutes. It will help to release tension in your body, and help your circulation.

Study at the Same Time, Same Place
Study at the same time and at the same place, devoted to study only. This helps you to associate the time and place with studying and concentrating. You will find that you get into a habit of studying as soon as you sit down.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mistakes to avoid during Finals Week

Don't do it wrong!   Plan for success instead.  See the excellent post for some good tips.

       And get plenty of sleep.  

Tips for Finals week


Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Study - Tips for College Students

Here are a few good ideas from Rasmussen College.
This information was gathered from studies regarding what is most effective.  The proper techniques you use to study will help you get those good grades and do well on the final.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Finals week is coming! Prepare now to be successful!

Study wisely and smartly.  Don't panic.  Make a schedule.  Get some solid sleep.

We will be posting these and other wise tips in the next several posts to help you out.   And don't forget to ask for help if you need it!   Come to the Library, grab some coffee, and relax in a comfy chair.   Then get back to work!   :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Late Night Study hours - coming soon!

Late Night Study Hours - Special hours just for you!  

Check the hours page for more specifics: http://asbury.libguides.com/hours


  • Late Night Study will be held in The Farm Boys Reading Room of the Library (bottom floor, adjacent to the computer lab).
  • Students wishing to participate need to be in the reading room by 11:50 pm. This is not designed to be a come-and-go space. The entirety of the Library will be closed, with only this space dedicated to the extended hours accessible. You are free to exit at any time but participants need to be in the Reading Room by 11:50.
  • You will need to bring your Asbury ID card to participate.
  • If you are a student living in the residence halls, please be sure to sign-out via Community Hour procedures.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Relieve your stress - Come pet a dog!

Need a break from studying?   
Feeling stressed out by the end of the semester?