How You Study Best

I already addressed this a little bit in one of my earlier posts.

I usually study best by re-reading all my course materials. I know, that sounds incredibly boring, but let me give you details of what I mean by that.

Even before I start studying for big exams, I will rewrite all my lecture notes as a good copy. I usually add in different colours for important things, like dates, or important terms. It helps me remember the material, and then it’s also great to have organized notes to study off of later.

When I sit down to study, I look at several things. First, I read my neat class notes and alternate reading them over between these next two things. If the course has a textbook, which most university ones do, I read over the relevant chapters or parts I feel I need further information on. The other thing I do is try to find online chapter reviews or quizzes, so I test myself at least once to see if I’m retaining things. I’m definitely a person who studies best by reading my notes and using the different colours in my notes as visual cues.

As well, a good method I find that helps me is getting together a small study group to go over the material together. Having to explain things to someone else always helps me remember the material, and then I know where I have gaps in information better.

Anyways, those are my methods for studying, do you guys have any different ones I didn’t mention? Leave ’em down below because I’d love to hear them!

-Mel.

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