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By Anne

Tip #4: Create Games for You and Your Study Buddies

Who hasn’t played classroom jeopardy? It’s so much fun and you don’t have to be in class to play it. You can create all sorts of games based upon board games that you are already familiar with. In addition to playing Jeopardy to memorize facts, try playing Pictionary, Hang man, or any variation of these games with your key terms and study guides!

Tip #5: Have a Debate with a Friend

This is especially great if you’re taking a philosophy class. Pick one side of an issue and have a lively debate with a classmate. Incorporate information learned from lecture and text to enhance your arguments. You’ll not only learn the material faster, but you’ll build your persuasion skills as well.

Tip #6: Reward Yourself

For some people, sitting for two hours in a movie theater can get tiring, so sitting still with a book for that long must seem like mission impossible! There’s no law that says you have to study for two hours straight without a break. So give yourself a break after 30 or 45 minutes. And during that break give yourself a reward. A cupcake, a chance to download the latest songs, whatever you want. Have the break last no more than 10 minutes and then continue studying for another 30 to 45 minutes and then reward yourself again. Nothing feels better than accomplishing your study goal and getting a treat right after!

Tip #7: Create Fun Cards!

Forget flash cards, that’s old news! Make fun cards! Take an index card and write the important facts on one side. On the other side, decorate it with pictures, doodles, etc. that help you remember the information. It’s fun and you’ll actually look forward to using your fun cards to study.

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