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Thursday, June 6, 2013

How Social Media Can Be a Positive During Study Time

Have you ever started out studying and ended up checking out what your friends are posting online? Or, have you started out playing around online and then ended up learning something relevant to your studies? A lot of people dismiss social media sites as “distractions” to the serious student. But, experts and students agree, social media can actually help you study. Read on for reasons why that’s so.

Social Media Helps You Focus (When Used Sparingly) 
Humans are not meant to focus for long periods of time. Studies suggest breaking up longer study periods into shorter sessions will actually improve your focus. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers found subjects who took short breaks during a 50-minute task were able to better focus for the whole time than subjects who worked through with no breaks. So, yes, that means that taking a five-minute break to check your friends’ status updates might help you delve back into your material for that masters in accounting online with more stamina after your break. But then, so would a walk around the block or a jaunt to the kitchen for a snack.