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The Best Study Apps According to Function and Learning Style

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Michelle Polizzi
September 14, 2020

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Scrolling through the app store in search of a study app can be overwhelming to say the least. There are dozens of options, and many of them look functional and helpful. But how do you know which one’s right for you? How do you choose one that can help you ace your test and achieve your career goals?

Fortunately, today’s students have a wide range of technology that can make studying more enjoyable and more effective. Study apps help students with memory recall through digital flashcards, to-do lists, quizzes, step-by-step learning, and more.

Whether you’re a high school student needing help with science or a college student in search of better math study tips, study apps can help you study more effectively.

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6 Study Skills to Master Before Your Next Test

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Charlotte Taylor
September 08, 2020

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Imagine it’s test day. Though you’ve known about it for weeks, it wasn’t until the last two days you really buckled down to study. Despite four hours spent cramming in your room last night, you are suddenly drawing a blank. The panic creeps in as you realize you aren’t ready. What went wrong with your study skills? And how can you brush up on those study skills to make sure this never happens again?

Knowing how to study isn't something that comes naturally to everyone. Even students who tend to do well in school might struggle at memorizing a list of dates or a sequence of equations. The good news is you can build effective study skills over time.

By mindfully working on your study skills and recognizing which techniques work best for you, you can build study habits that will serve you well through high school, college, and beyond.

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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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