Study Break

4 Ways to De-Stress After the Ontario Bar Exams

June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Weeks of studying and two 7-hour exams later, the Ontario bar exams are finally behind you. What now? Maybe you’ve already started articling and you’re headed back to work. Maybe you’ve got some free time before you start articling or attend the Law Practice Program later this summer. Either way, there’s one thing that you definitely should not be doing right now: stressing about your exam results. (Trust us – refreshing your email won’t make your results come faster.) For the next 6-8 weeks, try and put the bar exams out of your mind. Now that they’re over, you can devote your energy towards those aspects of your life that might have been put on hold while you were studying. Here are four ways you can keep your mind off the... More

Tags: Ontario Bar Exams, Studying for the Bar Exams, Tips and Strategies

Make Your Study Breaks Productive With These 7 Strategies

July 20, 2015 - 12:04 pm

How many times have you planned to take a “quick" study break, only to find yourself binge-watching Netflix or cruising Pinterest hours later? Taking a study break doesn’t have to result in endless hours of procrastination. In fact, the right kind of break can have the opposite effect – recharging your brain, refreshing your body, and enhancing your studying. Your brain needs a break from studying every once in a while in order to stay alert and productive. Try these 7 strategies for an effective study break that won’t drag you down the rabbit hole of procrastination: 1. Study in blocks of time. Take a 5-minute break from studying after a 45-60 minute session. Stand up, stretch, breathe some fresh air, or brew some tea in these intervals... More


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