Normally, this section offers successful study tips to ensure that you pass the EA exam on your first attempt. This week, however, begins a series in which we point out some poor study habits which you should avoid picking up from start to finish.
Music’s in the Air
Explanation: Loud noises and music can interfere with the brain’s ability to absorb information. It can also distract you from focusing on the material at hand.
Fix: If you prefer listening to music while you prepare for the exam, make sure it remains in the background rather than the foreground of your studying environment. Find a specific type of music, and stick to that style and volume throughout your study sessions. It is better for concentration if void of lyrics. You should also set aside a day to study without music and noise, so you can practice in and adjust to the situation you will encounter at the exam center.