A list of helpful productivity techniques for any student. For more detail, watch the YouTube video below. For a more brief review, check the video on the right. Compiled by Matthew Nguyen (Fall 2017 AMP Tutor).
  1. Chunking study time - Taking short breaks between study sessions and rewarding yourself after studying (A great example: The Pomodoro Technique)

  2. Controlling your study space (e.g. studying in bed makes you want to sleep; studying in a library can help you focus)

  3. Self-quizzing/Active studying - Quiz yourself, don't just skim through notes

  4. Taking smart notes in class - Review and revise notes taken immediately after class and add to them if needed
  5. Summarizing or teaching what you’re learning - If you can't explain it to someone else, you don't understand it well enough.

  6. SQ3R - Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (great for textbook reading or reviewing notes)

  7. Mnemonics magic - Acronyms, coined sayings, image associations (e.g. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge in sheet music; ROYGBIV are the colors of the rainbow)