The Darling Nomadess: College Life: How to Prepare a Study Guide

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College Life: How to Prepare a Study Guide

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Finals Week is quickly approaching which means there is an unfortunate amount all-nighters coming. I quickly learned my freshman year that creating a study guide, rather than dozens of notecards, was the best way for me to study for unbearable classes. With only three weeks left of school and this being my last finals week ever, I thought I would share some of my tips for preparing study guides so you can pass your finals and celebrate surviving the cruelest week in education!

1. Gather materials. 

If your professor provides a study guide, make sure to print it out for reference. Many of my professors provide a list of items that will be on the test so students know what to review. If your professor doesn't supply a study guide, definitely be sure to go to their office hours and ask them what to study for the final exam. 

Once you know what will be on the exam, pull out your notes or PowerPoint slides from the class. You'll also want to have a notebook and a pen ready. Personally, my favorite pen to use when creating a study guide is the BIC® 4-Colorpen. This pen has 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen, red, blue, green, and black. It's perfect for organizing your thoughts through color coding. 

2. Organize Your Study Guide

Using the BIC® 4-Colorpen, you can switch between different colors to differeniate between ideas, vocabulary words, and other items that might be featured on your exam. Writing everything down is the easiest way to improve your memory for test questions. The different colors makes studying fun, helps to improve memory and makes studying easier. You could use different colors as your mood changes since diffent colors play to different personalities.  Personally, I use a different color for each new idea or vocabulary word in my study guide and notes.

Do you twirl your pen while you're studying? Check out this humorous video to see what's going on inside the pen when you twirl your BIC® 4-Colorpen! 

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How do you study for final exams?

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  1. Love how you incorporated the pen into this post! Totally ingenious and some awesome tips too!

  2. Such good tips. I definitely go for the color coordinated study guide - it helps when it comes to trying to picture my notes!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  3. I study by going over my highlights in my notes, and by making a study guide.


  4. Practice tests, study guides, and note cards! I'm all about color coding and highlighting, too! Happy Easter, beautiful! :)

    Diary of a Debutante


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