background preloader

How I Study... in an Organized Way

How I Study... in an Organized Way
I'm super crazy about organization. I'm no where near OCD, but anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about things being in order. Perfect example: my closet is organized by type of clothing and then organized by color. I like to know where something is when I go looking for it, but I'll put that in another post. Today I'm going to explain how I study and get homework done in an organized way. I'll go through this step by step. Syllabi Let's start with the syllabi. Once an assignment, test, or reading has been finished, I highlight it so I know that it's done and I don't need to worry about it anymore. Planner My planner is my sidekick during the semester. My planner, much like everything else in my life, is color coordinated. Moving On...... Here's how I get my weekly assignments organized so I can do them: I like lists. I pick a color for each subject, and make a list on a piece of notebook paper, the Stickies on my laptop, and organize my syllabi with the corresponding color flag tags.

DIY Ultimate Note-Taking Notebook This is sort of mid-range between what I do and a Moleskine. What I do: 1. Take a regular pad of yellow notepaper (glued at the top). Preferably 100 post-consumer because it's only practical to write on one side. 2. 2a. Cheaper than other systems, only takes a few minutes to accomplish, still includes removable paper for easy scanning, and no guilt for using a $20 notebook. I do this because I really can't justify the expense for note-taking. (I do carry a small Moleskine notebook, the cheap paper-bound one, for on-the-fly note taking). But, of course, I read Lifehacker religiously so, sooner or later, I'll try something like this.

INTENSE STUDY TIPS Boy oh boy.... I'm going to attempt to get all of my study tips from the past and present into this post. I've been getting emails/tweets/questions asking for my secrets. Before starting... there are a few "ground rules" I will lay out. I don't have tips on how to be more motivated. For me, there's a set, clear list of things I have to do and there is a specifically defined time to doing them. Okay...... and off we go! ONE: In class, notetaking My rule of thumb: Paying attention in class is HALF the battle. If a professor uploads slides online before the class, download them and print them out beforehand. For classes in which intensive note taking is required, a laptop may be the best option. I prefer taking notes long hand. Use at least two pen colors. TWO: Homework This is the section where most make the mistake. Here is my game plan for homework: Every Friday, I crack open my binders and go through each syllabus. Starting on Friday morning let's me get a head start on the week. Agenda

7 Spring Semester Study Tips The arrival of the new year means a fresh start in several aspects of life, including academics. If you didn’t do so hot your first semester of the school year, consider trying a few of these strategies for improving your GPA. Write facts you don’t know on post-it notes and put them on the wall above your desk This is a great method for memorizing formulas, dates, and the names of countries. Study in a quiet, distraction-free location I know some people do well studying in the library, but there are too many people there for me to concentrate. Study at a desk, a table, or the floor – anywhere but your bed! As mentioned in the last point, I do my best studying at my desk. Repetition is key If you’re having trouble remembering an important fact, write it down and say it aloud several times. Highlight and use color coding Whenever I’m going over the material for an exam, I highlight my notes and readings using three different highlighters. Take breaks Pay attention in class What do you think?

Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning | ALISON Newsprint manicure I saw this newsprint manicure over on The Daily Nail and thought it was adorable (especially for bookworms and word lovers like myself). I did a little Google detective work to see how to recreate it, and was surprised at how easy it is! All of the tutorials I found called for vodka or other clear distilled spirits, but we were fresh out. I used isopropyl alcohol instead, and it seemed to get the job done. I tried a quick and dirty version this afternoon to share it with you: Like this: Like Loading... Learn Anything: 100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials Many people want to learn things like how to fix their own sink or speak another language but just don't know how to find the information they need or realize that free educational materials are out there to help them learn. Lucky for them, the Internet is full of tutorials and webinars that can be a great help in learning just about anything, whether practical or academic. We've compiled a list here of 100 places you can go to find all kinds of free educational information to get you started. Find Tutorials.com: Find tutorials on hundreds of topics ranging from crafts and hobbies to education on this comprehensive tutorial collection.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General Let the world’s top scientists explain exactly how they do their job when you listen to these lectures. Science and Engineering From materials science to the study of thermodynamics, learn more about the science of engineering here. WTC Lecture – collapse of WTC Buildings: Steven E. Biology and Medicine Chemistry Physics and Astronomy Earth and Environment Technology Science and Business

Book Page Corner Heart Origami Bookmark This is another heart tutorial. Is the 'book page' trend over yet? I sure hope not, because I just love the look of this corner bookmark folded from a book page. When I was a kid, my parents bought me an origami book (from Thailand, all in Thai!). I still see origami instructions out there that completely confuse me. I used a book page for this but origami paper would make awesome book marks also. Top 20 Animes Released In 2012 | Top 20 Anime 2012 | Anime 2012 | Top Anime So finally the year 2012 is over and its time to finalize the " Top 20 Animes Released In 2012 ". Many people says that the year 2012 was not good for animes or not many great anime series released in this year but in our opinion there are many anime series released this year which are at the same or above our expectations which includes every genre like action, romance, comedy, horror, sports, splice of life, thriller etc . So here we present you the best animes released in 2012 whereas there are many series which we left out in this list as there are only 20 spots for us. If you think we left out any great series in this list feel free to comment on it. Hope you will be agree with us on this list. Released Year : No of Episodes : 22 (Completed) 7.5 /10 250 votes Genre : Action, Sci-Fi Plot : This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Our Review : This is a great edition to the whole crime theme and really adds an interesting and exciting feel to it.

Related: