It is estimated that 65% of students are visual learners. Though over half of students qualify as visual learners, lectures often cater toward auditory learners. In this case, it may be up to the learner to use visual techniques to properly learn the information. Do you tend to think in images and need to see information to learn it? Are you easily distracted by sounds or have difficulty following spoken directions? If these things sound familiar, you might be a visual learner. Here are a few techniques and resources that might help you make your learning more visual:
Most law students and alumni will tell you that law school exams mostly require applied knowledge, not rote memorization. You’ll need to know how the information you’ve studied can apply to a novel problem and how all the information connects together. But before creating those important connections, you have to actually know the information. Here are my top five tips for memorizing that information: [Read more…] about 5 Simple and Effective Memorization Techniques for Law Students
For many of us, the busy nature of our daily lives requires close and careful budgeting of our time if we want to get tasks done, meet deadlines, and still have any time for ourselves. Many of us struggle to manage our time efficiently and get everything done. Here are my 4 steps to effective time management.
We all have our own techniques that we like to use when studying. Some students like to read, read, and read again, some prefer making flashcards, and others prefer methods such as outlining or writing summaries. Some students like to space out their studying over several days or even weeks before an exam, while others wait until the night before and cram for hours. Every student is different and you should stick with whichever method works best for you, but if you’re looking to make the absolute most of your study time, there are certain methods that are scientifically proven to be more effective than others. [Read more…] about Ditch Your Highlighters: Science-Based Study Techniques
We all know how it goes: you sit down to finally get some serious work done on that term paper when *bling*, your phone screen lights up. You think, “I’ll just check it real quick, what if it’s something important?”, and before you know it, you’ve been scrolling Twitter for an hour and haven’t written a word of that essay. [Read more…] about Digital Distraction: When is Media Helpful and Harmful While You Are Studying
As you walk into class clutching your scantron and #2 pencil, your palms are sweating and there are knots in your stomach. Despite the fact that you went to class, joined a study group, and even made a whole stack of flashcards, your nerves are out of control as you sit down to take the final exam. As you try to focus on the first question, you can’t help but think of what the consequences would be if you failed the exam, question your own preparedness, and try not to get sweat and/or tears all over your paper. [Read more…] about Test Anxiety: How to Beat It With Science