For me, flash cards have worked well, not because of the review they allow you to do (that's just a bonus!) but because it requires a lot of thought to assimilate all of the information into the big picture and then break it down into cards which require actual understanding (rather than memorization) to answer, and which cover all of the key points. Once I've done that, it's pretty well cemented in my brain; I actually lowered the 'learning' curve on Anki because most of my learning was done in the creation, rather than the review, of the cards.I follow along in the book with my notes, focusing mostly on notes, but the book helps me get the big picture idea. After going through the material the first time and drawing big ideas and main concepts from it, I then go back and learn the small details and memorize. The third time I go through my notes, I tie all of the concepts and the small details to the big picture, and focus mostly on recall of information. Flash cards don't do me any good because they don't allow you to learn the big picture, and for me study guides are a waste of time.
How would we know you're a bio major?Hi guys ! As you may know I am a undergrad bio major . I was just wondering how do you guys study ? Tips? I'm still struggling with finding my way of studying .
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Anyway, my studying is as follows: avicii Pandora, at a cafe (or anywhere that is not the library), and with a minor break (3-4 minutes) every 30-40 minutes. The strategies I actually use are class dependent. With bio classes I reread my notes a ton and rewrite them if I feel necessary. Also, after studying the material a lot, I'll pretend like I'm teaching the material to someone. This really let's it all sink in.
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