Study Less, Study Smart A guide to beneficial study habits
Study Smarter! Watch the video! Marty Lobdell: Study Less, Study Smart
Study Smarter! � Take (5 minute) breaks between 25 -30 minute periods of studying. � Create a study space within your dorm, home or residence. You can train yourself to study! � Take time to discover the meaning behind a concept! › Don’t just re-read your notes. Read your textbook, do some practice problems, or see your professor to truly understand an idea.
Study Smarter! � Create, join, and utilize study groups � Try not to over-highlight your notes › Highlight only the most important ideas � Recognizing vs. Recalling › Just because you recognize a concept does not mean you can recall the information behind it! � Adequate sleep is not a suggestion! › It is mandatory for consolidation and memory retention
Study Smarter! � Immediately after class, review, summarize, or give depth to your notes � Ask the professor questions! › Don’t just say, “I don’t get it. ” Go into depth on what you do not understand. � Teach know someone else to reinforce what you
Study Smarter! � SQ 3 R! › Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review � Memorize facts using mnemonics › Acronyms, coined sayings, interacting images, etc.