Hi guys! I’m bringing you a blog all about school study tips! Sometimes it takes some guidance to find your own study habits to get that A. I used to struggle with studying until I found my own ways!
When you’re in college, you’re extremely overwhelmed with all the material professors throw at you. What is the best way to keep these organized? Well I figured out that for me, I use binders! I take a 1 1/2- 2 inch binder for each class and put dividers in there. Usually my nursing classes have 4-5 tests each semester, so I put a divider for each exam and label them. Then, I put all the material they give us for that exam behind its own divider. Therefore, if I’m studying for exam 2, I can just flip to “Exam Two” divider to study! This makes organization for me so much easier, especially for heavy materialized classes.
Next, notecards have been my savior. I’m going to be honest, I was TERRIBLE at test taking until I started these notecards. My test scores shot up with this method. Plus, it works well with nursing material. So, I take out a PowerPoint that I’m studying. Then, I have a stack of notecards. I take each line from each slide and make a notecard. For example, if my slide says “The sky is blue.” The back of my notecard will say “The Sky is _____.” Once you flip the card it will say the answer “blue.” I do this with every single thing on the PowerPoint, that way I am basically not only memorizing the slides but the material will stick in my head better!
I learned this from a fellow nurse! Shoutout to Taylor! She taught me how to make medication charts, but you could honestly do these charts with anything! Sometimes I make them for different diseases. Basically I add sub-categories up top. See example below. So if you’re a business major, you may do this with statistic techniques (I’m not really sure because I focus on diseases and needles hehe).
Lastly, I couldn’t do anything without my girls. My study group is what helped me succeed! Make a study group with a few of your friends in the same major. I recommend 3-4 people. No more!! If you have too many people, not everyone will get to pitch in as much. When my study group gets together, we usually do it after class. When we do it after a class, we talk about what the professor went over that day. This way it’s fresh in our brains and we can discuss it effectively. Also, we get together as much as we can the week before a test and write on our whiteboards! We go to town and quiz each other. Every single one of us holds each other accountable with studying, papers, online assignments. I don’t think I could graduate without my girls Angela, Katlynn, & Tiasha.
I hope these tips help my loves. Study hard since the end of the semester is coming up!