TO LEARN is not just to comply. Students may catch up in the online setting, but long-term retention of information is not guaranteed. Academic anxiety, procrastination, and online distractions are still barriers to maximize e-learning. As students prepare for the upcoming preliminary examinations, The Flame interviewed three Artlets on their insights and strategies for dealing with distant learning and mental burnouts. 1. Make time for self-care One should not feel guilty for resting. For Mattew Marbella, a fourth-year political science student, resting is an effective study tip. “Taxing yourself with too much academic burden could be counterproductive and may cause you to burn out. [You can] watch your favorite series or play your favorite game before doing your academ
WITH THE exam season just a week away, students are once again buried neck-deep in long quizzes, requirements, and last minute catch ups in readings. It is time to set aside those Netflix series and hit the books. So here are a couple of tips to help you transform the dreaded week into a breeze: Be attentive in class discussions. Lend your ears to your professor’s lectures and pay very close attention, as they tend to disclose the most important information and hints on the exam content days before the exam. Always take down notes. In relation to the first tip, sometimes, handouts and PowerPoint presentations miss some important data. So whether or not you have a good memory, make sure you take down notes during discussions too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.