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Use Pomodoro Technique for Effective Time Management Before Exams
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Use Pomodoro Technique for Effective Time Management Before Exams

Pomodoro Technique, a time management technique developed by Italian Francesco Cirillo, is one of the most effective ways to beat procrastination. The key strategy behind the technique is to divide your task into chunks of 25 minutes and take short breaks. Here is how to do it:

To get started, you must have a pen and paper, and a timer. The timer can be a physical one or an app on your phone.

- Write down the name of the tasks you want to accomplish on the left side of the paper
- Break down the task to chunk of 25-minute sub- tasks
- Set the timer for 25 minutes and work on the task distraction free. This is one 'Pomodoro'.
- Mark an 'x' next to the task, each time you completed a Pomodoro
- Take 5 minutes break after each Pomodoro
- Take 30 minutes longer break once you finish 4 Pomodoro

Although it seems too simple, you must keep in mind the following rules. Once a Pomodoro is interrupted, you have to start a fresh new Pomodoro. And if the sub-tasks require times smaller than 25 minutes, then add more than one subtasks so that you have work for 25 minutes.

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