In order to understand and retain information, you need to be able to concentrate on what you are studying. This is dependent on you studying in an area that is suited to your learning needs and style, which makes creating a productive study space is an essential element of studying well. Continue reading “How to Create a Productive Study Space”
Do study groups help or hinder?
A film or television portrayal will often show study groups munching on pizza, sipping on soda, sitting on comfortable couches in a dorm, brainstorming notes on several whiteboards and discussing highly educational topics until the early hours of the morning. Doesn’t sound too bad does it? Unfortunately, the reality is far from this portrayal. However, this doesn’t mean that revising as part of a group doesn’t come with some perks and advantages, it just paints a different picture than the one described above. Learning how to form a study group and keep it productive is an important study skill.
Test your Study Skills
While there are many ways of improving your study skills, they are more effective if you know what your study habits and attitudes are like. Many students have no idea if they are having trouble with their time management, concentration or note taking skills, or if their problems are caused by a combination of problems. Use the following checklist to learn more about your study habits and attitudes.
There are three statements for each category. Read each statement and think about whether that statement applies to you. If it does apply to you, answer Yes. If it does not, answer No. Be sure to answer each statement honestly. Continue reading “Study Skills Quiz”
One of the key elements in passing any course is taking good notes. In order to learn the required information, your notes need to be thorough and organized in a way that makes them easy to review later. For many students, however, note taking is a difficult task, and often notes end up with either too little or too much information to make them useful. Fortunately, there are several techniques for taking better notes. Continue reading “Tips for Taking Better Notes”
Do you take notes during class lectures and never seem to look at the notes again? If you are filing your class notes away, and not using the valuable information found in your notes, you may be missing a key study tool. Notes are a vital part of your success when preparing for a test, as they are one of the best sources of information you have. Using your class lecture notes may not be as intuitive as reading the textbook, but once you learn how to study from your lecture notes, you’ll learn more quickly.
While it is tough to make studying fun, it is entirely possible to make it simple, effective and totally worth your while.
Getting organized allows you to study less, get better marks AND have more time for other things. To gain the maximum benefit from your study sessions, there are few key points you can follow.