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A good night’s sleep or a good grade?

According to studies, sleep is vital to improve studying tactics

Students often asked to complete out of school assignments, such as studying for a test or quiz.  Procrastination comes hand-in-hand with studying for these tests and quizzes.  Procrastination shortens the amount of time to work on studying. The students commonly stay up until late at night memorizing information for their assessments.

Sleep plays a major role in memorization and learning. Acquisition, the introduction to new information; consolidation, the process where the memory becomes clear; and recalling information all contribute to retaining and looking back on material.

Studies show acquisition and recall take place only when fully awake, and consolidation takes place when asleep. Sleep deprivation also affects focus, vigilance and impairs judgment. This impacts the ability to memorize information studied at night.

Have you ever stayed up all night to study for a test or quiz?  If so, did it prove to be beneficial?  If not, do you think it would have been beneficial?

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Do you think staying up late studying for a test or quiz helps you retain information?

By: Cami Kudrna, Ellen Terry and Keerthivaas Premkumar

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Nikol Slatinska April 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

I feel like for a lot of people this simply has to do with procrastination. I know it does for me. Whenever I have a ton of homework I always find myself watching TV or something instead, and I end up staying up late finishing work I could have just done earlier.

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