8 relatively useful study tips

Thought i’d share these helpful and useful tips for studying! 😉
credits to Joseph Stromberg for the article you can find it @ VOX.COM 🙂 

1) Don’t just re-read your notes and readings

2) Ask yourself lots of questions

⇒ One good technique to use instead is to read once, then quiz yourself, either using questions at the back of a textbook chapter, or making up your own questions. Retrieving that information is what actually produces more robust learning and memory.

⇒ And even when you can’t retrieve it — when you get the questions wrong — it gives you an accurate diagnostic on what you don’t know, and this tells you what you should go back and study. This helps guide your studying more effectively.

3) Connect new information to something you already know

⇒ Try relating the principles in the text to something you already know about. Relate new information to prior information for better learning.

4) Draw out the information in a visual form

⇒ A great strategy is making diagrams, or visual models, or flowcharts.

⇒ Anything that creates active learning — generating understanding on your own — is very effective in retention. It basically means the learner needs to become more involved and more engaged, and less passive.

5) Use flashcards

⇒ And one key to using them is actually re-testing yourself on the ones you got right

⇒ Studies show that keeping the correct item in the deck and encountering it again is useful. You might want to practice the incorrect items a little more, but repeated exposure to the ones you get right is important too.

“It’s not that repetition as a whole is bad. It’s that mindless repetition is bad.”

6) Don’t cram — space out your studying

⇒ Research shows this isn’t good for long term memory. It may allow you to do okay on that test the next day, but then on the final, you won’t retain as much information, and then the next year, when you need the information for the next level course, it won’t be there.

⇒ The better idea is to space repetition. Practice a little bit one day, then put your flashcards away, then take them out the next day, then two days later. Study after study shows that spacing is really important.

⇒ Personally, i would say – Consistency is key!

7) Teachers should space out and mix up their lessons too

⇒ meh not relevant 😛

8) There’s no such thing as a “math person”

⇒ It turns out that the mindsets predict how well students end up doing. Students with growth mindsets tend to stick with it, tend to persevere in the face of difficulty, and tend to be successful in challenging classes. Students with the fixed mindset tend not to.


Now, go and conquer!!! 🙂 x


Hugs, Kisses & Blessings,

Estelle ♥


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