Note-taking and Studying tips!

made on 12-13-2021

Hello lovely readers! Welcome (or welcome back) to Cupcakesandlemonade! In today’s post I will be giving you guys some studying and note-taking tips! Let’s get into it!

  1. Do NOT study on your bed or in a cozy place

This will get you very distracted and sleepy! When studying you should be in an environment where you will not get distracted every five minutes.

2. Study in a clean organized place

Make sure when you are studying that there are no distractions like toys, devices, loud noises. Your workspace should be clean.

3. Take breaks!

Don’t study for 3 hours straight!!! Take breaks!!! You could take 10 minute breaks every 30 minutes! You could cook something, play with a sibling, your pets, a soccer ball, anything!!! You deserve a good break! The maximum time I would recommend studying for in one shot is 45 minutes then take a break! That depends on how you are though, if you can study for longer than 45 minutes in one sitting, then do it! Just remember to take breaks.

4. Get good rest

This might not sound like it it related to studying, but it is! If you studied really hard but stayed up all night trying to cram in more information, your results might not come out as well as you wanted it to. I know some of you out there like to just stay up until 1 am studying, but try to avoid that. An alternative to studying all night would be to study the day before and review some information in the morning.

5. Use colors in your notes!

If you don’t have colors in your notes, I definitely recommend adding some colors in when you are revising them. Try using pens or highlighters! Studies show that using colors in your notes can help you retain the information better.

6. Use graphs, pictures, and diagrams in your notes

These can be great to use if you a picture person or understand better with diagrams and pictures. These will make your notes easier to study!

7. Try to find other study materials

Don’t just rely on notes to study! Try and find some worksheets, study guides, or extra help packets made by your teachers, peers, or if you don’t have any, just make some yourself!

8. Use Mnemonics and other memorization helpers!

These are a great way to memorize things in a list! Mnemonics are when you take some things in a list and make them into an acronym you will remember. I also like to make little stories so I can remember better. For example if you were learning that unicorns had 2 horns but then slowly it became 1 horn (I am just making up something here). You could make a little story like unicorns had 2 horns but then someone stole the other horn so they only had 1 left. These will make synaptic connections and will help you remember the information better!

9. Rewrite and summarize notes

I know this isn’t for everyone, but it really helps me! I rewrite the notes on a separate piece of paper and make it look very colorful and pretty! I don’t rewrite everything word for word, I write important things and summarize!

10. Don’t stress!

If you have studied properly, there is nothing to worry about! You are going to do fine!!

What do you do to study? Comment down below!

Anyways, that is it for this post! Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!

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