Discover the Pomodoro study technique with micampus

04 May 2023 | University life

If you are a student then you have probably heard of this study method. Here at micampus Residencias we will explain what it involves in case you aren’t sure and to help you use this technique to study.

What is the Pomodoro technique and how does it work?

The Pomodoro technique was created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, who saw the need to find a technique to manage the study time he dedicated to each task.

The Pomodoro study method involves dividing a study session into short, high-intensity periods (called “pomodoros”), each followed by a short rest break which will make completing the task much easier. After 4 pomodoros of 25 minutes each you must take a longer break of 20 or 30 minutes. This is very important, as it will help you to disconnect from the task you were doing and allow you to clear your mind.

Advantages of using the Pomodoro technique

Advantage 1. Better time management.

The method enables students to use their time more efficiently. This is because the whole study period is divided into 25-minute modules involving maximum concentration with only short breaks between them.

Advantage 2. Staying highly motivated.

No existe sensación de fatiga por exceso de tiempo empleado al estudio. Si no que requiere de concentración intensiva, y esto hace que el tiempo que estés estudiando, estás al 100%.

Advantage 3. Eliminating distractions.

Distractions normally occur when a student has been studying for a long period of time, as the brain loses the ability to take in stimuli and you can end up thinking about something other than what you are studying. By following the Pomodoro technique this won’t happen because by focusing for short periods you have less time to get distracted.

To make the most of this advantage, you need a place to study which is conducive to the pomodoro method and, in this case, micampus facilities are the ideal place to experiment with this study technique and so get the most out of your study time.

Disadvantages of using the Pomodoro technique

Disadvantage 1. Difficult to use for group projects.

To work alone or study productively, it is a very good technique. However, it is true that if you are working in a group it tends to be difficult to work to the strict time periods this method requires. Finally, depending on the time of day you are studying, it will either be easy to work through the intensive periods or you may find yourself get distracted.

Disadvantage 2. An excuse to study less.

Many people may use this method to study for less time and kid themselves about how much work they are doing. In this case poor exam results will soon follow.

We hope this article has answered any questions you may have about the Pomodoro technique and how to integrate it into your revision routine in the study rooms in our residence.

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