Study Tips and Strategies

 Doodle diagrams of your written information in the margins
 Create a flowchart for the progression of your notes and ideas
 Make flashcards that include pictures or diagrams as visual clues
 Highlight key information in your texts or notes
 Create a chart or a series of boxes to remind you how to complete math equations
 Use a computer to convert data and notes into charts, tables, graphics, pictures, etc.
 Vocabulary mnemonics
 Hangman game
 Timelines

 Use a computer to record your notes read aloud. Convert this information to download for
iPod using iTunes
 Read your notes aloud when studying (mind your surroundings!)
 Work with a regular study partner to review out loud
 Work in a group where you can discuss the information
 Tape lectures. If available, set the counter to zero when it begins and note the number at
difficult times during lecture. Review these recorded times later for extra review.
 When learning new material, especially equations, talk your way through the material.
 Singing/ creating a song
 Use of metaphors/similes to compare and remember (as long as they are voiced)
 Use Internet resources like
 Invent acronyms
 Mnemonic devices

 Re-write your notes after class.
 Use colored pens and highlighters to focus in on key ideas
 Write notes to yourself in the margins
 Write out key concepts and ideas
 Compose short explanations for diagrams, charts, graphs
 Write out instructions for each step of a procedure or math problem
 Print out your notes for later review
 Post note cards/post-its in visible places (when doing dishes, on the bottom of the remote,
 Vocab mnemonics
 Organize your notes/key concepts into a Powerpoint slideshow
 Compare your notes with someone else’s
 Repetitive writing
 Hangman game

 Type your notes after class -Create a YouTube video as a group to study later individually
 Write your notes onto flashcards – Scrabble -Make posters
 Review flashcards while walking, at gym, etc.
 Dog-ear pages in the reading where you can find critical information
 Sit near the front of the room
 Walk back and forth, move in some way, when studying notes
 Read your notes out loud
 As much as possible, create models for the information at hand
 Use the internet to research your subject material
 When possible, visit locations for your material (library, museum, historical sites, etc.)
 To learn a sequence or equation, use one note card for each step.
 Highlight material when reviewing/studying
 Use a dry-erase or chalk board to study or review
 Taboo-type game/ charades
 Correlate physical movements with ideas/terms

study tips and strategies