Below I have listed some tips for studying. I did well in my Leaving Cert and have spent the last five years at University, so grab a notebook and take note of these study tips✏️
- Flashcards: Flashcards are ideal for writing notes in one small space for when you need to have a quick glance. Flashcards are available in different sizes and colours. On the morning of an exam they are very useful so that you are not scrambling through folders or notebooks. Flashcards can be stuck to anything with bluetac such as the wall or inside your locker. Flashcards are particularly useful for learning languages, definitions or equations.
- Highlighters: You don’t need every colour of the rainbow, but around three highlighters that are different colours should do the trick. Highlighters grab your attention to anything on the page and help as a memory aid.
- Study space: Have a clear study space that is clutter-free and organised. See my related post Working and studying from home💻. Keep the desk drawers and surface tidy.
- Journal: Having a journal with calendar dates and days of the week where you can keep track of your daily tasks will help you to stay organised and up to date with your daily activities. It will prevent you missing any classes or tutorials and help you plan the weeks ahead.
- Timetable: It is a good idea to have a timetable in your diary, locker and close to your desk. Having one where you will see it in clear view will mean you are more likely to remember when you have class. Colourcode your timetable so it is visually nice to look at and will help as a memory aid. You can draw a timetable or type one and print it using Microsoft Office.
- Notes: Keep your notes organised in binders. Have a separate binder/folder for each subject and use clear plastics with dividers. Having a contents page at the start of the folder will help you find what you need more easily. Not everybody has neat handwriting, but it makes a difference if you try to write clearly so you can actually read your notes when you are revising.
Comment below if you found these tips useful and have any other study tips 💭📝