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).
Chunking study time - Taking short breaks between study sessions and rewarding yourself after studying
(A great example: The Pomodoro Technique)
Controlling your study space (e.g. studying in bed makes you want to sleep; studying in a library can help you focus)
Self-quizzing/Active studying - Quiz yourself, don't just skim through notes
Taking smart notes in class - Review and revise notes taken immediately after class and add to them if needed
Summarizing or teaching what you’re learning - If you can't explain it to someone else, you don't understand it well enough.
SQ3R - Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (great for textbook reading or reviewing notes)
Mnemonics magic - Acronyms, coined sayings, image associations (e.g. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge in sheet music; ROYGBIV are the colors of the rainbow)