The section highlighted UBC profs and students behind important discoveries. They’ve shared a few standout phrases about the process of science-ing: “That’s pretty cool”, “Let’s try...”, “But what’s the point?”, “I don’t know!”, “You’re kidding me,” and “It's very humbling.”
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It’s okay, you can put studying off a little longer to read this. According to cognitive scientists, texting your friends to meet you at Irving might not be the best plan. The science all in but there are drawbacks to studying in a group.
"I don't care what the activity is, if it is weightlifting, if it is going for a bike ride, a run, a swim, they're all good. But you can't use your phone, you can't use your computer to watch Youtube," said UBC professor Peter Graf.
If you think that studying hard is the only way to succeed on your final exams, you're completely wrong. A successful performance on finals depends on a combination of multiple factors which cannot be separated from one another.
Dr. Warren Code, the acting director for the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at UBC, works with faculty and students to research and implement curriculum, teaching methodology and if students are actually meeting course objectives.
Studying in comfort isn’t bad for your grades, but it’s not good for your body. So when you’re picking a studying position and space, put on some pyjamas and get comfy, but make sure to keep your back straight and breathing.
Science says no — an all nighter is definitely not worth it. According to a sleep deprivation experiment in college students “sleep loss depletes effort.” In short, the less sleep a student gets, the less effort they put into tasks the next day
It’s not a myth. Music can help you concentrate while you’re studying, but according to science, only instrumental tracks. Anything else is just about as helpful as your roommate blab in your ear about their wild night out while you’re cramming.
The Starbucks lines are somehow longer than usual, students are rushing their professor’s office hours and Koerner Library is more packed than Koerner’s Pub. That’s right, it’s officially exam season.
If you are one of those students that rereads your notes and textbooks to prepare for an exam, you’re doing it wrong. Rereading information is actually not an effective way to study, despite what many students think.
Final exams are coming, and eating healthy and maintaining a well-balanced diet may be the last thing on your mind. Eating certain foods may improve not only your physical well-being but also help you succeed on your finals.