Study Tips Before The Exams

The examination period is coming up, and this is a stressful period for everyone. It can be overwhelming to think about all the topics you have to cover in such a short period. Having an efficient study system can make it less intimidating. From my experience as a student and talking to my tutees, here are some tips for how to make the most of the week before your exams! Read more “Study Tips Before The Exams”

Effective Note Taking (For Students)

When learning, our teachers and lecturers often present us with reading materials, textbooks or hand-outs. However, most of us will also want to capture our own notes. This benefits our learning in a few ways:

  • We can capture additional information that is not in the reading materials or handouts. This is usually the case when the teacher presents additional material or when he/she gives situational examples beyond the immediate context i.e. how the knowledge has real-world applications, interesting case-studies, etc
  • The act of taking notes in itself also helps us organise and sort out information. Thus, helping us to filter and retain knowledge which can then be easily recalled and applied.

Here are some common habits we can use with note-taking that will be useful in learning.

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