Whether you’re just starting a new semester, or you’re already approaching exam time, it’s never too late to start develop your studying skills so you can study quicker. You can do a number of things during the school year and when studying for exams that will help you learn faster. The iFlipTips app is especially useful for studying as it helps you organize your notes, retain information with less studying, and recall information quicker when you’re sitting a paper. Here are some tips and tricks that will help improve your study time, so you can spend less time hitting the books, and more time doing the things you love.
Make Notes in Advance
Making study notes in advance saves you time when exam period arrives, and increases the rate at which you retain the information. The best time to start making study notes is during your classes. Try to approach all lesson notes with studying in mind, and style them in the same way as you would your study notes. After class, take time each evening or weekend to transfer your written notes into the iFlipTips app so you have your study notes ready and waiting when it’s time to study for exams.
Review Your Notes Regularly
The more you review your notes, the more likely you are to remember them in the long-term. Instead of waiting until exam time arrives, start reviewing your notes the weekend after each class. To prime your memory to remember the information quicker, you should also take time at the end of every month, or even mid-term, to review your notes again.
Reviewing notes doesn’t involve any actual memorizing, and is more about reading through the information to ensure you understand the content. The more you read your notes before you start studying for exams, the more likely you are to retain information.
You can use iFlipTips to order your notes in folders. Examples of filing systems might include organizing notes by subject, or using folders and sub-folders to create a calendar system. Try using a folder for each different week of the course, or creating separate folders for each new calendar month. You can then retrieve the notes you want to study from a particular week or month with just a few taps.
Study with Friends
Discussing ideas with others can help solidify the information in your mind, especially if you usually learn by reading. Talking to other students can also give you a new perspective on the topic you’re studying, and enable you to share different study tips that might be useful to others.
You can arrange study parties using the free iPartyGram app, which allows you to create customized invitations, send details to friends via email, and upload pictures. Agree with friends that you will spend a certain amount of time focused on studying, then give yourselves a reward for your hard work afterwards with a movie, pizza or similar.
Make sure you have everything you need to start studying before you sit down. You should have all your notes, textbooks, a computer, something to drink, and anything else you think you might need before officially starting a study session. If you have to keep getting up to fetch extra books, drinks, and so on during your study session, it will take you longer to get through the work. The iFlipTips app is a useful tool for organization, as it enables you to keep all your ideas in one place.
Test Yourself Often
Testing yourself regularly on the information you’re trying to learn will help you develop quicker recall times for when you’re taking the exam. iFlipTips is helpful for this, as you can create special cards that test your learning, without having to involve a friend, teacher or parent. Using the iFlipCards section, you can create question and answer to test yourself, helping you identify which areas you need to relearn. (image 2)
Use a Variety of Study Mediums
Different people have different learning styles, so reading from a textbook doesn’t suit everyone. Some people do learn best by reading, however others are more likely to retain information if they hear it, can associate it with an image, or watch a video associated with the topic. iFlipTips is perfect for every learning style, as it allows you to create cards with text, images, video and audio so you can choose the medium that works for you, or combine all four.