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

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Charlotte Taylor
September 03, 2020

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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 Study for a Test in 5 Simple Steps

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Charlotte Taylor
September 01, 2020

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Odds are, everyone will study for a test at some point in their lives. From simple weekly spelling tests to big standardized tests like the SAT, it is almost impossible to get through your school days without conquering some tests along the way.

Tests can be a source of stress for many students, but knowing how to study for a test can help you to enter an exam with the right mindset. When you go into a test prepared, you are not only able to feel more confident on test day. You're also more likely to achieve a higher score. Below, we list five steps to help you understand how to study for a test.

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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 Spanish: Make the Grade and Become Bilingual

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Learning a new language can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Not only does it allow you to communicate with other people, but it also helps you develop a deep understanding of other cultures. For many Americans, Spanish is the most common second language. In fact, 53 million people in the United States speak Spanish and there are more than 450 million native Spanish speakers across the globe.

If you’re looking for ways to learn Spanish, we’ve got you covered. With this handy guide, you’ll find 6 tips to study Spanish and discover the best techniques for improving your listening, speaking, and writing skills.

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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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