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4 Note-Taking Methods To Set You up for Studying Success

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Charlotte Taylor
September 03, 2020

High school student filling out an answer sheet

If you're a student pursuing a degree, whether it's a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, or something else entirely, notes will be an essential part of your education. This means the way you take these notes will matter.

Note-taking methods can be fine-tuned and improved over time. When you develop note-taking skills, you don’t only learn more as you write notes down. You also make your notes a more accessible study tool.

While there is no single best-practice approach to note-taking, a few note-taking styles have become more popular due to their logical structure and easy to use process. Note-taking is imperative to good study, so here, we outline our four favorite note-taking methods along with one bonus tip for optimizing your note-taking system.

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How to Make Flashcards: Handy Tips to Improve Your Studying

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Erika Marty
August 19, 2020

How to make flashcards: a student holds their handwritten flashcards

As students, we always look for new ways to improve our studying. Whether that’s taking Cornell notes, digital tools, or using flashcards, there are options when it comes to supporting our studying and learning. While flashcards are simple and traditional, they’re also one of the most effective tools for learning.

Here, we’ll emphasize why flashcards are so useful and show you how to make flashcards. You’ll find ways to make them by hand and through apps and other online tools. Plus, you’ll discover other ways to support your learning, including working with a tutor.

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How To Study: 16 Tips To Master the Content

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How to study: A student works in the library

Whether you're preparing for a high stakes test or brushing up on your math facts before tomorrow's quiz, studying is an important skill to master. Too many students fall prey to procrastination or use their time inefficiently, not realizing that studying is actually an art. The good news is that, like any art, you can develop strong study skills through practice and dedication. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Does Music Help You Study? The Science Behind Sound and Learning

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Does music help you study: A student studies while listening to his headphones

Some A+ students credit their strong memory to study music while others say they prefer silence. Many people also refer to the Mozart effect, which claims that listening to classical music can increase the retention of information for better studying and stronger brainpower.

It’s clear that there’s a lot of talk about what makes us smarter. This leaves many high school and college students wondering: Does music help you study? Read on to learn the science behind music, memory retention, and what really helps us learn.

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