I already went in more in detail about my study methods earlier this month, which you can find here.
My study style definitely relies more on visual memory and writing things down.
When I study, I assign different colours to different categories of important things. For example, blue would mean dates, pink for important people and places, and green for important terms. Having the colours in my notes reminds me that those things are important, and in exams having those visual cues makes things easier. Plus it really helps organize notes and engage you in what you’re trying to remember.
I also need to write a lot to study well, which is why I rewrite my notes at least once for each class, mostly lecture notes. Something about physically writing down information (with the colours!) is incredibly useful for me. I’ve also found making myself practice quizzes or finding review questions really help because it’s another way to write and remember content. I actually have a lot of problems with studying off my laptop because the physical aspect isn’t there as much.
I do also study with friends sometimes, but it isn’t really my study style and distracts me a lot. I do listen to music while I study, but I don’t use it to remember so much as to have a background noise to help me concentrate.
What are your study styles? Let me know down below!