I know, I know. It’s impossible not do, when you’re a student. And when you’re not studying, there’s Netflix. But spending a lot of time sitting down can be bad for you, so here’s a few tips:
- Walk around during your breaks (and have a break at least once in an hour). It’s been proven that even a…
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Hi everyone ! So today i’ve decided to give some homework tips !
How I use my Agenda : [Here]
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This is SO cool that I just had to share.
As someone who also has to deal with mental health issues, I feel your pain. From my own experience, try to get to school as much as possible - even if you do no work, if you just sit there daydreaming, it doesn’t matter - get to school. It’ll help you stay less behind and keep you in a normal routine, which is really important for maintaining your mental health.
When you do have to be at home, do as much work as possible. Sometimes this might be five minutes, and that’s okay. The important thing is to listen to your body while also being as productive as possible.
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I hope that helps a little - good luck for this year! I know you can do it ^_^
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I’ve been getting a lot of messages pertaining to my note-taking methods. I’ve decided to put together a little guide and hopefully this will answer most of your questions.
Remember, what works for me might not work for everyone, if anything use this as a guide to pick ideas from and create your own perfect note taking system!
Read a passage and take very detailed notes of everything. This includes not only the main important topics, but things that might help you understand the overall picture later on.
Make sure you do this with the entire chapter/session you are studying. This will probably be a tad time-consuming, but the important thing is that as you are reading, comprehending and noting down passages you are also studying. Don’t think of this portion as “note taking”, think of it as part of the overall studying process.
After you have taken very detailed notes, feel free to put your book or reading source aside. You are done extracting the information.
At this point you will have a nice thick set of notes to work with. Remember, the more detailed the notes you took at first the better! Start reading your detailed notes and further intertwining concepts and ideas. As you begin absorbing the material, begin crossing out the parts that you feel you have memorized well enough and are not necessary anymore. In other words, get rid of things that you feel are not adding much anymore.
It’s really important to make sure you have a concept down before you do this. Do not discard information or concepts that you are not fully comfortable with.
At this point, you will begin to rewrite your notes. You will create a condensed final version.
In my experience, the amount of information I learn and retain when I take my own notes is vastly greater than if I just read from the book before an exam. Reading straight from a book does absolutely nothing for me. A book is there for you to extract the information and adapt it to fit your own study methods.
This is the point where I get “creative”, which is the portion of note taking I get the most questions about.
If you are a visual person like me, colors, shapes, and all kinds of different creative approaches will make sure a concept truly sticks with you. If I am having trouble in an exam, I’ve been able to get back on track more often than not by remembering the diagrams and colors used to distinguish things.
Here are some of my favorite tips in regards to creativity:
- WHEN USING COLOR, BE CONSISTENT!
Make sure you use a different color for different concepts, do not use the same color for two different things, trust me this will just complicate the process. Remember you are using color as a way to help you memorize, therefore it is very important to create an association between a color and a concept.
- CREATE LISTS
This is extremely helpful for concepts used to “identify” or “diagnose”. A lot of times books will not break things down for you and they’ll just give you everything in a couple of sentences. Make sure you break the concepts down yourself! Make a list! It is a lot easier to look at something from a “1, 2, 3” perspective, than a long sentence.
- DIAGRAMS AND OTHER METHODS
Create charts, circles, drawings, and all kinds of fun methods. Have fun and get creative! This is all part of the process! You are solidifying concepts by translating them into different formats.
If any of you have taken Biology, you might be aware of the Krebs Cycle and what a pain it can be to name all those products and enzymes *shudders*. I got the concept down pretty darn fast while everyone struggled by drawing the whole thing out. I created a flow of colors and information. When my test rolled around, I was able to visualize every single step without problems. Draw it out!!
- OTHER OPTIONS
Besides colors, you can also use different methods to further highlight the importance of a word or passage. You can circle or underline. This will add an extra layer of “urgency” or “importance” to a specific word/passage that may hold the key to the entire concept you are studying.