How To Read Faster: 5 Useful Techniques You Must Try 2

How To Read Faster: 5 Useful Techniques You Must Try

In between juggling work, life and studying for finance exams, there’s hardly much time to sleep nor eating well. There’s never enough time, isn’t it?  We’ve discussed various ways to organize ourselves for more productive study sessions. However, the largest area of improvement in terms of time management would come from learning how to read faster, since a significant amount of our …

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How To Focus When Studying And Stay Awake Even When Tired

How To Focus When Studying, Even When You’re Tired

Feeling tired, hard to concentrate, or just simply sleepy when it comes to studying? You’re definitely not alone. ​We all have had those days where our brains feels numb and drained, only to remember that we still have more studying to do. Joy. So here are 14 tried-and-tested, practical yet sustainable ways on how to …

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4 Solid Ways How Exercising Improves Exam Performance

I got into exercising a bit more a few years ago. While I’ve now become a lot more sedentary compared to my fitness peak, I still maintain a fairly active lifestyle, if I do say so myself. Restarting my exam preparation threatened to have a huge impact on my exercise levels, even though I’ve always …

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The Best Tip on How to Study More in Less Time 3

The Best Tip on How to Study More in Less Time

We all have a limited amount of time in a day to prepare for our finance exams. Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew how to study more in less time? What if I told you that having more breaks in your study sessions can increase your productivity and study effectiveness? Let’s imagine this: …

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How to Sleep Better: 12 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sleep Now

We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping. We all know being sleep deprived is detrimental to our mood, state-of-mind and productivity. Yet we are not really taught how to sleep better despite its importance to our health, focus and wellbeing. Isn’t that crazy? So how do we improve the quality of our sleep …

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Sleep Deprivation: Here's What Research Says You Need To Know 4

Sleep Deprivation: Here’s What Research Says You Need To Know

Look at yourself in the mirror now.  Chances are, you have little dark circles or a hint of eye bags beneath your eyes. That’s a symptom for minor sleep deprivation. In balancing your exam preparation and full-time job, it’s tempting to cut on sleep hours in a bid to ‘do more’. Sure, you might feel a …

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Study Burnout: How to Recognize, Cure and Prevent Them 5

Study Burnout: How to Recognize, Cure and Prevent Them

All CFA exam candidates know it. Or candidates for any high stakes exams really. Others may not understand, but we do – the CFA exams are hardcore. The burnout is real. Burnout happens when you simply do not have a drive to continue doing this crap any longer. Nothing goes in, and you may feel panicked, overwhelmed …

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15 Natural Brain Food for Studying and Exams

When preparing for my CFA exams years ago, I often wondered if there are such things as brain food for studying that improved my concentration. This resulted in some experiments and changes in my food intake. And my, what a difference it makes – it’s as if the heavy cloud clogging my brain lifted instantly! …

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How to Study As A Working Parent: 5 Valuable Tips 6

How to Study As A Working Parent: 5 Valuable Tips

Being a working parent is hard enough, but what if you add on the challenge of studying for a finance exam to the mix? Some of us at 300Hours have rambunctious children, so we know parenthood ain’t easy. We also know from speaking to hundreds of CFA candidates who are parents that ‘CFA as a …

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