The Art of Studying – Tips and Resources

It seems like not so long ago when I was studying in high school and college.  Clearly though it was much farther away in time than my memory chooses to think it is since I have three kids beyond college now, one in high school and one in middle school.  Their reality seems like my yesterday.  With that said, I do try to instill some basic tips in my childrens’ studying routines to help guide them through their studies more easily and with less stress.

Studying Tips

  • Write it down – whether through flash cards or some other method.  Writing it down adds a visual aid to your studying.  We all learn differently and trying to use all methods helps tremendously to not miss any opportunities.  If you are writing it in notepads – write it, read it, read it, read it…
  • Create a song – nowadays (and yes, even when I was in school), you’d be hard pressed to find a student studying without doing something else at the same time.  Create a song to your favorite tune with the important facts.  It definitely does work.  Have fun with it.
  • Create a highlighting system – as you are sure you learn more and more, focus on what you have not learned yet.
  • Take a break, get plenty of rest, and remember to eat properly and stay hydrated.


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What are you waiting for?  All you need is a computer and an email address!


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    When I was in school, I always found the best way to study was to just re-write my notes over and over again. I never crammed because you’re brain can only absorb 20 minutes of new information at a time, so basically, you’re not remembering anything else after 20 minutes. I would study for 20, rest for 30, study for 20. worked like a charm.

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