A senior’s studying tips

By Jordan Thompson
Staff Writer

1. Teach It – Studying in groups (and actually studying) can be so helpful. Find someone who doesn’t understand the topic and teach it to them. This exercise forces you to organize.
2. If reading a text book, don’t skip paragraphs – When you read through a textbook, every piece of information should connect with something else you have learned.
3. Test Yourself- Open up a word document and start explaining the subject you are working with. I
4. Don’t Force – I don’t spend too much time studying before exams. Forcing information during the last few days is inefficient. Try to slowly internalize ideas as they come to you so studying becomes a quick recap rather than a first attempt at learning.
5. Learning is in Your Head – Having beautiful notes and a perfectly highlighted textbook doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the information in it. Don’t be afraid to get messy when scribbling out ideas on paper and connecting them in your head.