Video: Everyone has their methods for cramm — I mean, studying for tests. I barely scraped by with mine (energy drinks, late nights and panic attacks), but AsapSCIENCE’s science-backed study tips may help you when it’s time to hit the books again. For instance, you’ll absorb better by creating flashcards than highlighting the text you’re reading.
The idea of flashcards is nothing new, but I still remember highlighting my textbooks as if the information would be magically beamed into my head. As it turns out, this is a poor way to retain information since highlighting by itself doesn’t improve your understanding of the material. Worse yet, it can distract from the key concepts you should be focusing on. Flashcards, on the other hand, are a great way to reinforce your learning, but the key is to create your own, not buy pre-made ones.
What’s more, you can learn the material more effectively if you pretend you need to teach it to someone else. As the saying goes, you don’t truly understand something unless you’re able to explain it to someone else. Other tips the video shares include setting specific times of the day to study, having a dedicated “study space”, setting mini-goals for what you want to accomplish in that study session and, of course, putting away the damn phone.
The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips [AsapSCIENCE]