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How to Make Your Late-Night Study Sessions More Effective

We've all been there; after procrastinating throughout the day, we ended up having to study through the night for an exam or pull an all-nighter to get an assignment done. Studying late at night isn't the best thing to do. The lack of a good night sleep and the very nature of late-nights make this approach less effective.

While late-night study sessions are often inevitable, there are some things you can do to make those nights count. Here are the best tips on how to make your late-night study sessions more effective.

Prepare Your Materials

Don't wait until late at night to get the course materials you have to read in order. Getting the materials for your study - or the research paper you have to submit the next day - ready during the day is a great way to prepare for an all-nighter.

It only takes a few minutes too. You can spend your coffee break searching for research papers on Google and bookmarking the pages. You can also gather additional materials such as books and notes, and then organize them to make going through these materials easier.

As mentioned earlier, these tasks only take a few minutes to complete. You can squeeze them into your busy day and be more prepared for your late-night study session.

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Ready to Study Abroad? Here's an Essential Checklist to Get Started

Studying abroad is life-changing. The increased maturity, self-confidence, tolerance and appreciation for diversity impact a student's life forever. And with so much riding on this experience - not to mention the excitement of immersing yourself in a completely new environment for an entire year - it's natural to be a little anxious about taking this significant step. Luckily, with the right preparation, study abroad students can avoid headaches and embarrassing mistakes. Here are our top five tips from the experts.

1. Financial Aid

Worried you'll lose your financial aid because you're studying abroad? Don't! In the U.S., federal law requires that colleges and universities continue to disburse funds for students participating in approved programs. Consult with your financial aid advisor the year before to make sure you know what additional paperwork you are responsible for, as well as any deadlines.

Also, check your eligibility for any additional scholarships and grants at Your study abroad year is more financially possible than you might think.

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Boosting Lives and Careers with Distance Learning

There are many reasons to take an online study course, ranging from career enhancement to simply proving to yourself that you can do it. Many students around the world turn to UK distance learning providers, partly because of the course choice and partly because of the reputation of the institutions.

Anyone who is planning to study remotely towards an academic qualification will need to have a number of attributes in order to succeed. If you ask most prospective students which quality will be required most of all, the chances are they will say intelligence, or perhaps determination, but most people find they require self-discipline above all else.

The truth is that the most successful students are those who know when to study and when to say no to distractions. Over the course of the study period there will undoubtedly be times when tempting opportunities to socialise come along, and turning them down often becomes more difficult than following the intricacies of the course itself. Discipline is simply a must.

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Study Courses More Accessible Than Ever

Thanks to the emergence of the web, potential students no longer have to sign up to full-time courses at universities. Remote learning is becoming increasingly popular in many countries around the world, and it's easy to see why. As long as you prepare properly and have somewhere to study, anyone can sign up to an interesting and rewarding course.

While many people feel the urge to attend a university or college on a full-time basis in order to fully absorb the student experience, there are a significant number who simply cannot spare the time, the commitment or the money to adopt such a strategy. There was a time when such individuals simply missed out on an education, but it's not the case anymore.

The advent of the internet has changed our lives in so many ways, but few can have been as gratefully welcomed as the chance to study remotely. Thanks to the web, students from any location in the world can sign up to a reputable course in a subject of their choice, thereby enhancing their career prospects without having to move abroad to do so.

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My Time Studying in India

As part of India Week, Medicine student Somasundaram Rajasundaram describes their experiences of living and studying at Manipal University in India.

"It was early September of 2009 when I finally received my tickets from the government of Seychelles. I was to leave for India in a week to study Medicine at Manipal University (above). Although I'm of Indian origin, it didn't help much in the initial phase of settling down.

The first thing that hits you in India is the general state of pollution, dust and the suffocating heat. Gradually a tolerance develops, but not without a couple of attacks of the flu.

Studying in India

The workload is immense, straight from day one. It taught me a lot about time management. The Indian education system places a lot of emphasis on raw memory, but thankfully my university also gives equal importance to application of the acquired knowledge. A hands-on approach is the buzzword these days, and for me that meant we actually got to learn human anatomy on a cadaver- something most other medical schools can't afford to put in place. Teaching and lecturers in general are of the highest order, with dedication like no other.

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