The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro technique is a way of studying where you focus for a period of time and then have a break. You can define the time periods, but a lot of people find 25 minutes of study and 5 minutes break works well. You do this for 2 hours (4 periods of study) and then have a longer break.

In this video a Medical student explains how he has used and adapted the technique:

Pomodoro Timers:

You can just use a timer, maybe on your phone or tablet, but below are some things that have been designed to help you with Pomodoro:

  1. Apple App Store: Pomodoro Focus Timer
  2. Google Play Store: Pomodoro Timer for Android
  3. You Tube video Pomodoro timer – to use in a minimized browser window:
Pomodoro Timer for improved focus during study

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