Happy Monday everyone! After a long weekend somewhat away from school (not really) I have gotten somewhat back into blogging! I'll explain my whole "slump" later.
Like I said, I somewhat didn't get away from school. I studied a lot over Fall Break and I thought I would compile a post on all my study essentials!
I highlight everything! I mean if you look at my APUSH review book it's practically a coloring page. It's one thing to highlight everything and highlight everything with a "code". What I mean by this is that each color represents something. Yellow is basic important facts, pink is a term/name/date/event, and orange is the definition of that term. If I have room in my review book/ textbook I also like to summarize the page. Whether it's a timeline, mention a certain term in a sentence, etc. It's easier to flip through when I try to find something because it's in the summary, and I also study best when I write things down a couple of times.
I also have an open piece of notebook paper next to me to write anything down. Whether it's a question, quick thesis, or anything else. Sometimes I'll write all over it and sometimes not write anything. I just like having something accessible to write on.
This isn't always for everyone and sometimes I can't focus enough when I have any music on. I don't always like studying in absolute silence though, and usually I listen to something when there is nothing I really need to focus on too deeply. It keeps catchy lyrics out of your head to stay on task, but you're not in silence.
I like to sometimes take notes in a word document, but I also make a study guide if I don't receive one before the test. You could also use your laptop to research key terms, etc. If you're easily distracted though I recommend writing anything you need to research on notebook paper and look it up during your break time.