Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to my blog! As I said in my last post, moving forward I want to do more collaborations with you guys. So today, I’m excited to say that I’m collaborating with Ib, fellow teen blogger, from her blog It’s Ib to talk about our favourite study techniques. We thought that would be useful as I’ve just done exams, so it’s nice to look back and see what works and what doesn’t! If you’d like to read my post, then go to her blog Let’s jump into it!
Hi everyone! I’m Ib from It’s Ib
I’m a lifestyle blogger and I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years. I’m also a student like most of you. Since both Zainab and I are currently in our exams period, I thought it would be a great idea to share how we study. It could help us feel motivated and be of great help to you guys as well. Hope you enjoy reading!
Most times I study using the Active Recall method. There are 3 steps to this method.
Familiarize yourself with your notes/materials
This is basically when you actively study. Read your lecture notes, make study cards/notes or anything that can help you remember what you read. Personally, I’ve realized that I recall better when I write down what I’m reading. Yes, I’m the type to write my entire notes again while reading. People find it stressful but I personally enjoy it. I think my brain retains when I write the words out again while sometimes saying it out loud.
Put everything away and try to recall what you read
You can do this by practicing with past questions or you could set questions for yourself. You can do this while eating, walking or doing other activities. Basically, just try to see if you can recall certain definitions, principles, laws, characteristics etc.
Check how accurately you recalled
After answering the questions you set for yourself, you can look through your notes or cards to check if you remembered accurately. If you didn’t, you can try studying that part again. This time, it’ll easily stick cause your brain will become more familiarized with it.
I also think your environment contributes to how well you study. People study better in extremely quiet places, some would like to hear sounds when they study. There’s a video on YouTube I use to study most times. They really help calm my mind and make me study better. At the end, I feel very productive.
I’ve shared with you guys how I study and the method I use. Like I mentioned earlier, different strokes for different folks. What works for me might not work for you but if you haven’t found what works for you, I recommend you try these. I hope you enjoyed reading! Thank you very much for having me Zainab! I really love having you in my blogosphere.
Thank you so much to Ib for taking the time to write this post on my blog. Be sure to check out her blog here, my part of the collaboration is on her blog now! Thank you so much for reading, let me know in the comments what you thought of Ib’s ideas!
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