The Complete Study Guide Infographic
Staying on track with studying can be a challenge, especially if there isn’t a test on the horizon. The Complete Study Guide Infographic will help you keep up to date on school work, ace your next exam, and study smarter!
What’s your learning preference?
Everyone studies and learns a bit differently. These are often expressed as ‘learning styles’ or ‘learning preferences.’ To implement tips that will work best for you, it can be helpful to think about how you prefer to learn and match your study techniques to your learning style.
Remember that these learning preferences aren’t set in stone – a primarily visual learner can still successfully retain information from lectures and from hands-on activities.
The Visual Learner: Information retention is more successful when studying with visual elements such as videos, images, and demonstrations.
The Auditory Learner: Information retention is more successful with audio elements, such as lectures, recordings, and verbalizing lessons.
The Read & Write Learner: Information retention is more successful when studying with textbooks, note taking, and verbalizing lessons.
The Kinaesthetic Learner: Information retention is more successful by trial-and-error, hands-on activities and problem solving.
Here are some quick tips to get you started on your way to study success!
Write it Down
Studies have shown that compared to laptop note-takers, students who take hand-written notes score higher on retention tests.
These results were even seen when the test was delayed by a week and all students were given additional study time. (Source - www.nj.com)
Fact: Writing out notes by hand while studying involves more areas of the brain and can help with retention.
Study on the Go
Mobile technology has the potential to turn everyday idle time into productive learning. A study by StudyBlue.com found that 20% of respondents use their smartphones to study white commuting. (Source –www.facultyenlight.com)
Fact: Mobile learners study 40 additional minutes each week by studying everywhere they go.
Set up a reward system for your study session. It’s important to make sure that rewards are small and frequent to keep you motivated.
Rewarding yourself after an entire chapter may be too much information to take in before a break and can be discouraging.
Fact: Study breaks that involve social media or tv can do more harm than good to your study session.