We are putting a new spin on our focus on success tips by launching a new type of segment called “Take Two.” Each “Take Two” episode will feature podcast co-hosts focusing solely on one tip mentioned in a previous episode. Each feature will be relatively short and also share new information and links to online resources.

With our second “Take Two” episode, we discussed the Pomodoro Study Method. This approach is a great technique for studying smarter instead of harder, which was the focus on Season Two, Episode Six.

The Pomodoro Method (which may have other names and can be modified) encourages students to study in small increments in order to better retain the information and prepare for taking timed exams. Tune in to learn about a new technique for success (especially before finals).



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  • Use a timer and stick to the method
  • Stay focused
  • Use this approach to practice being timed for taking the test


Noted in the Episode

The Pomodoro Technique Explained by Brian Collins in Forbes.com

The Pomodoro Technique: Study More Efficiently, Take More Breaks by Gena Ellet, The University of British Columbia

NOTE: Links to resources outside of NSU are not an endorsement.



This episode was hosted by Dr. Mebane and Ms. White and produced by Ms. Tresstin White and Dr. Mebane.

Photo: L to R. Ms. Tresstin White and  Dr. Mebane. Screenshot taken by Ms. White.