Study methods

In this section, we will be giving you some study skills tips. It's important that you develop key revision methods before you go to study at university. Personally, we have always loved cue cards as they help us to memorise key concepts, terms and then define those terms.

Faith-Brynel recently attended a study skills webinar organised by her sisters school, which outline the do's and don'ts for revision. One suggested method was the Cornell method. She acquired this information from Medium, so if you'd like the original article just hover over the medium and you can visit that site :)

The Cornell method:

According to Medium, this method requires little or no preparation. It requires you splitting your page in either three or four. You need "two columns, one area at the bottom of the page, and one smaller area at the top of the page". 

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The question, you've all been waiting for- why should we use the Cornell notes?

Faith-Brynel has personally used this form of revision. Some people say it's really beneficial as it helps them to hone in their notes and study clearly and effectively. Whereas others have said it hasn't really worked for them. 

Medium have said that, 'the system itself encourages you to reflect on your notes by actively summarising them in their own words. This can be enough to remember study notes and to successfully pass an exam. They also said that when reviewing your notes, it's also useful to reorder objects on the page". 

Where can I buy the cornell books?

  • Amazon (Just type in cornell books...)

Other revision methods:

  • Spider diagrams 

  • Notes on the textbook, topic or required readings etc 

  • Teaching yourself

  • Cue cards (online via Quizlet or paper ones)

  • Pomodoro technique 

Quizlet. Sign up to Faith-Brynel's class here for second year Kings Politics Students. Also, sign up here and join the competition.