With the Winter semester wrapping up, those of you at school or university are bound to be busy studying hard for your exams, your noses to the grindstone. But not everyone’s built equally when it comes to the wonders of academia—sometimes, we need that additional push, that tiny extra tidbit of advice to help us out.

Twitter user Linoflirts shared the studying tips that helped her out and gave a leg-up to a lot of others. She goes over everything, from color codes and printouts to food, rest, and even music. Check her tips below and let us know which ones work for you best personally, dear Pandas. We’d also love for you to share your own studying advice in the comment section, dear Pandas!

In an interview with Bored Panda, Linoflirts said that the day she made the thread, she saw her peers struggling with their finals and entrance exams. She said that she made the thread for them and for herself so she could go back to it if she was ever demotivated to study in the future. “It was honestly just for those who cared. I cannot assure if it did help people out but if it did, I’m glad I helped at the very least,” she said. Read on for the rest of the thread author’s insights.

And if you’ve got any exams soon—Bored Panda believes in you. You can do it!

Linoflirts had some awesome tips for all of us to help us with our studying

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Linoflirts revealed to Bored Panda that she’s not studious and puts in most of the effort to review her study material the night before the exam. She pointed out that proper rest and refueling yourself with healthy food while you study is a good idea.

“You should never skip meals nor keep yourself up all night. At least have a snack and a 30-minute break whenever you study because, in my experience, my brain won’t function well and it would take me ages to understand whatever I’m reading. Pulling an all-nighter and sleeping all night wouldn’t be my choices whenever I have an upcoming deadline, but I would preferably manage my time so I get to finish my requirements and at least get a decent amount of sleep.”

The author of the thread didn’t beat around the bush and said that she’s a procrastinator. Her advice for her fellow procrastinators is to not force themselves to study.

“Whenever I force myself to study, I find it harder to understand the context of what I’m reading. It’s better if you start by asking yourself before you review. Ask yourself questions that would give you that motivation. Ask yourself why you chose the course, what your goals are, why you want to finish your studies, and the likes.”

We really love how Linoflirts structured all of her tips. They’re easy to read and to follow. And 6k people seem to agree with us because they gave her thread a big old like on Twitter.

Objectively, one of the best pieces of advice that anyone can give (and that you’ll find sprinkled high and low, left and right on the net) is studying a bit every day. The same goes for any other area of life: daily results will add up much faster than random bursts of activity when your butt is on fire.

Everyone has different rituals when it comes to studying, but I’ll let you in on a little secret about what helped me when I used to be a student. For me, the name of the game is laser-like focus and academic fun.

I either put on some incredibly energetic music to amp myself up or play some atmospheric tunes (with some rain in the background) to help me concentrate. I find that the same tracks help me focus if I’ve studied to them before. And I don’t punish myself if I slip up by checking social media or getting up to check the fridge for something tasty. When there’s no guilt, you’re less likely to stray from the path, in my experience.

Unlike Linoflirts, chocolate works wonders for me whenever I have to pull an all-nighter. But at the end of the day, it’s all about perspective. If you think that you’re being forced to study, you’re bound to kill off any motivation and you’ll end up procrastinating till the sun comes up.

On the other hand, whenever I switched my thought track from ‘Ugh’ to ‘I’m doing this for me,’ learning became enjoyable. Learning something new and unraveling the mysteries of this world is something that’s valuable in and of itself. When you think of yourself as an academic adventurer or a scientific pioneer who’s searching for the truth, grades start to matter less and that’s when real growth happens.

Here’s what some other Twitter users said after they read through her thread

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