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Studying is an essential part to college success. Try some of these study hacks to take your study skills to the next level:

  1. Walk before an exam. Studies have shown that about 20 minutes of exercise before an exam can improve performance.
  2. Teach what you have learned. This will test if you truly understand the material.
  3. Drawing diagrams can help you visualize concepts that would be hard to describe.
  4. If typing your notes, Times New Roman is the fastest font to read.
  5. You’re 50% more likely to remember something if you speak it out loud instead of simply reading it over and over.
  6. Avoid distractions by blocking certain websites for a set amount of time. Apps like SelfControl (http://selfcontrolapp.com/) can help you stay focused.
  7. Try to engage all your senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and sound) while studying. The more senses you engage, the more likely you are to remember.
  8. Form a study group
  9. Reward yourself with a treat for a job well done.

_studytipsbusystudentsEV_053014Between family and work, it may seem like there’s never time to study. For the busy student juggling a hectic schedule, here are some study tips to help you get ahead:

1. Know the best time of day for you to study. Some people function better in the mornings, some better at night. Experiment and find the time you’re most alert.
2. Schedule study time in your calendar. Set aside specific time in your schedule and make it a habit.
3. Don’t cram. As a busy student, it may be tempting to put studying off until the last minute. It’s more effective to study a little over a long period of time than to cram a lot into a short period of time.
4. Make flashcards so you can study on the go!
5. Ask your friends for their study tips. They’re probably busy too so find out how they personally manage and see if it works for you, too.

7.memoryHave you tried a mnemonic device yet to help you study? A mnemonic device is a memorization technique using clues to help us remember information, usually by associating information we want to remember with an image, a sentence or a word.

One of the most common mnemonic devices is to create a sentence where the first letter of each word represents something you want to remember. For example, a way to remember the order of the planets is: My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets = Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.

Rhyming is another great way to remember things. For example, a rhyme to remember when Christopher Columbus discovered America goes: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.

There are tons of other mnemonic devices for you to try. So go ahead and get a little fun and creative with your studying.

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Just because they’re online, doesn’t mean they’re easy. Studying for online classes takes self-discipline and good habits. Here are five great study tips to help you be successful in online courses.

  1.  Study smart. Study in small blocks of time in an area free of distractions. And never study in front of the TV.
  2. Get organized. Set a study schedule and stick to it. And keep all your materials and notes organized and tidy.
  3. Read effectively. Read things once through quickly and then again more slowly. This helps your brain break the information into smaller bites.
  4. Don’t study in bed. Or on the couch for that matter. Study at a desk or the kitchen table when you’re wide awake. You’ll learn better and won’t fall asleep.
  5. Write notes by hand. Actually writing things out helps you remember them better than copying and pasting or even typing. It’s more interactive and helps you think about the information.

With a little planning and work, online classes can be a great way for busy people to get an education. You can do this!

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If you’ve got a full-time job or other responsibilities, online classes can help you get your education on your schedule. Here are five things you can do to help make yourself more successful

  1. Choose a good school. Find a school with a good reputation, like Everest. It’ll help you in the long run.
  2. Show up. While there’s no classroom, it’s still important to participate in discussions online or participate in a work group.
  3. Learn your online tools. Before classes even start, learn how to use your online tools. That’s everything from what buttons to click to what’s available to you online.
  4. Use a newer computer. Technical problems can throw a wrench into an online education. Don’t let an old computer hold you back, and make sure you install anti-virus software to keep things running smoothly.
  5. Get to know your teachers and peers. Create an online profile with a picture of yourself and connect with your instructors and fellow students online or over email.

For more about what makes Everest a great choice for your online education, check out the Everest University Online.

Some of us learn by listening. Others by doing. Still others by reading or talking or experimenting. We call these “learning styles,” and we all learn a little differently. What that means is that, to get the most out of school or anything where you need to learn, it can be helpful to understand how you learn best.

The three main learning styles are:

  • Visual – Visual learners pick up written information quickly—books, blackboards, overhead projectors.
  • Auditory – Auditory learners learn by listening to lectures or other spoken information.
  • Tactile – These are hands-on learners. People who learn by trying things themselves.

Which of these sound like you? Maybe you’re a mix of two or three? Understanding your own learning style can help you choose classes or opportunities that highlight your learning skills. It can also give you a clue as to where you might need to put in a little extra effort.

Fortunately, Everest offers a great mix of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, so there’s something to fit every learning style. Contact Everest learn more about which learning opportunities can help you be most successful.

We’ve all heard the old advice to “study hard.” But some learning experts say that the way we study isn’t always the way our brains learn. Here’s some advice to help you get more from your study sessions.

  • Study. Break. Study. Break. Rather than studying for several hours straight, try studying in 10-minute bursts. You’ll remember more.
  • Relax to learn better. Leave yourself time to study and think about what you’re learning. And be sure to relax. When you’re stressed, you don’t learn.
  • Review the same day. Go over your notes the same day while it’s still fresh. It’ll help cement that information in your brain.
  • Start big and go small. We understand things better when we focus on big ideas first and then get into the details.
  • Remember that we forget. Experts call it “brain fade”: old information gets pushed out by new information. So remember to review things you’ve studied before to bring it all back.
  • Set reasonable goals. Don’t try to do bite off too much at once. Start early and set smaller goals that you can reach more easily. Then you’ll have a better chance of it all coming together.

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