Study guides are a useful tool in preparing for an exam. Physically creating a study guide helps you to remember important details that you will need to know for the test.
- Study your lecture notes and highlight the key points as you read, then make a list of these key points on a piece of a paper.
- Remember to only cover the relevant points. It defeats the purpose if you create a 10 page study guide of notes that are not relevant to the test you are preparing for. You will just become restless and bored if the study guide is too long.
- Use a variety of techniques in your study guide – draw concept maps, charts, and ask questions when making your study guide.
The key to studying is to find a way to engage with the material – make it personal and you will remember it.