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Highlighting Isn’t That Effective For Studying, And Other Tips to Study Better

Everyone has their methods for cramm—I mean, studying for tests. I barely scraped by with mine (energy drinks, late nights, and panic attacks,) but AsapSCIENCE’s science-backed study tips may help you when it’s time to hit the books again. For instance, you’ll absorb better by creating flashcards than highlighting the text you’re reading.

The idea of flashcards is nothing new, but I still remember highlighting my textbooks as if the information would be magically beamed into my head. As it turns out, this is a poor way to retain information since highlighting by itself doesn’t improve your understanding of the material. Worse yet, it can distract from the key concepts you should be focusing on. Flashcards, on the other hand, are a great way to reinforce your learning, but the key is to create your own, not buy pre-made ones.

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What’s more, you can learn the material more effectively if you pretend you need to teach it to someone else. As the saying goes, you don’t truly understand something unless you’re able to explain it to someone else. Other tips the video shares include setting specific times of the day to study, having a dedicated “study space”, setting mini-goals for what you want to accomplish in that study session, and of course, putting away the damn phone.

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips | AsapSCIENCE

How Drawing Can Help Improve Your Memory, According to Research

How Drawing Can Help Improve Your Memory, According to Research

If you need help jogging your memory, you might try your hand at drawing. A recent study found that we remember items better when we draw them rather than write them down.

In a study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers conducted a series of experiments asking subjects to draw or write down different items. Overall, the study found that subjects were better able to recall the items when they drew them.

For example, in one of the studies, subjects were given a few different tasks with different series of words. They had to either write them down, draw them, visualize them, list attributes of the word, or look at a picture of the word in context. Subjects were more likely to remember the words that were drawn, leading the researchers to conclude:

Together these experiments indicate that drawing enhances memory relative to writing, across settings, instructions, and alternate encoding strategies, both within- and between-participants, and that a deep LoP, visual imagery, or picture superiority, alone or collectively, are not sufficient to explain the observed effect. We propose that drawing improves memory by encouraging a seamless integration of semantic, visual, and motor aspects of a memory trace.

To put these findings into practice, New York Magazine suggests drawing your to-do list. This can help you remember what you have to do and stay focused on those tasks throughout the day. This tip may also be useful for studying, though, and creating a visual mind map can help with brainstorming projects, too.

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Of course, this is just one study, and your own results might vary, but it’s worth a shot. Overall, it may help certain ideas and concepts stick. For more information, check out the links below.

The drawing effect: Evidence for reliable and robust memory benefits in free recall | The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology via NY Magazine

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The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.

The Classical Music Study Playlist

The Classical Music Study Playlist

When it’s time to cram for that exam, you need a playlist that can help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps with a selection of classical music.

The playlist, created by classical music label Naxos, contains songs from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and plenty of other classical composers. Switch it on and let it help you focus without distracting you.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

Photo by Will Powell.