Study Smarter

“The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”

Success on assessments is not just about studying harder, it is about studying smarter. This page is designed to help all students prepare for assessments.


Studying Smarter, Not Harder

Organized learners are more successful on exams. Being organized is the difference between knowing and understanding. Graphic organizers are a great way to make connections.

Written notes have always been a valuable tool to learn, but voice typing and recording your voice are powerful ways to learn and review.

      • Voice typing in Google Docs is a quick way to add thoughts and essential concepts to your notes as you review activities or text.
      • You can also record and share your learning by using quick recording resources like Flipgrid, Screencastify, Soundtrap or another recording resource.

The part of the brain used to process words is quite small in comparison to the part that processes visual images. Sketchnotes and visual-notetaking are great ways to tap into how your brain processes visual information.

Digital Tools to Support Individual & Collaborative Review

Concept and Vocabulary Review - Quizlet

Start with flashcards, add diagrams, and engage in the learning. Students can create their study sets, or choose from millions of flashcards sets created by others. You can use several study modes including multiple choice tests, flashcards, diagrams Quizlet learn, and more study games. Visit the Quizlet Blog, for more student study tips.

Collaboration - Google+ Communities and Padlet

You can create online study groups in Google+ Communities or by creating a collaborative Padlet.

Organization - Google Keep

Google Keep can be a powerful tool for organization and workflow. Create and share notes. Create checklists and reminders. You can organize study resources and create their own paths for learning. Google Keep is also integrated into Google Docs and Google Slides.

Video Connected to Content - Khan Academy and YouTube

Videos can be a powerful way to learn something new. Videos can also serve as great reviews to reinforce what you already know. YouTube has a wealth of channels connected to almost every subject.