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Study Tip: Organized notes

Leave a page or two blank at the front of a new note book and number the pages so you can add a table of contents at the front of your notes.

That way, a quick glance will tell you where in your notes all that material is that you’ll need for your next test.

Tabs at the side to divide modules or themes can help as well.

Table of contents

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Study Tip: How to pull an effective all-nighter

I feel like this is information EVERY student needs to know because whether you’re in high school, college or grad school, you might have to put in an all-night cramming session now and then.

This should help you get through it.

The original source was lost when I found this, but as it mentions Penn State undergraduates, I’m assuming this originated there.

Pull an all-nighter

Study Tip: Colour-code your notes

When highlighting passages in your textbooks, print-outs and study notes, it does help to have a consistent colour system.

You obviously have to make it relevant to your field of study. For example, lawyers are apparently taught to colour-code  using red highlighters for the holdings of a case, green for general law, yellow for facts etc.

A medical student might colour-code Latin terms, diagnoses, procedures etc.

This is my system:

Colour-code your notes
Colour-code your notes

The trick is not to go overboard with the colours. Only highlight what is necessary, because a completely colourful text will end up confusing you.