Gearing up for finals? Here are four study tips that can keep your mind fresh and alert.
1) Use the “cornell notes” method to take notes and better understand topics:
Questions/keywords in the side margin, notes in the center of the page, and a summary on the bottom of the page
2) Try an online flashcard website:
I like to use “Quizlet” — it’s a great free site that helps you create your own digital flashcards and gives you access to a huge database of flashcards created by other users.
3) Take notes using different color pens:
This fires up your visual memory and also makes note-taking more enjoyable (and far more visually appealing).
4) Take breaks every 25 minutes or so:
Try to study seriously for 25 minutes and reward yourself with a 5 minute break afterward — this can keep your mind fresh and increase mental agility (also known as the Pomodoro technique).
Good luck on your final exams and assignments!