Study Smarter Kit

Time and effort will only get you so far in life. Leveraging your strengths, focusing on specific goals, and preemptively eliminating obstacles will get you further than "powering through." This Study Smarter Kit has the core elements to fine-tune your learning and study smarter, not harder.
The most powerful perspective you can take on your success is a belief to keep pushing forward, no matter how many setbacks or obstacles you encounter. This is called grit, and the resources on these pages help strengthen your grit. If you want to learn more about grit, visit this extensive collection of articles and research on grit.

Effective Study Strategies

Being able to transcribe the material in your own words can not only prove mastery of the subject but also improve your own understanding, illuminating what concepts you may not be fully comfortable with.

Repetition is one of the most basic and effective ways to memorize.

Using your working knowledge to imagine test problems will help understand the material from an application standpoint.

Using personally tailored associations can help your brain recall the information you’ve stored.

Being able to explain to peers and friends expands upon explaining the information in your own words and helps yourself and others strengthen their understanding.

These devices, similar to associations, add an additional layer to your ability to recall information you've studied.

Outlining your notes not only works as additional repetition but helps your conceptual understanding of the material.

Ordering in your notes can be utilized in many ways, such as by ordering your notes by what you need to study the most.

Self-testing incorporates many of the strategies listed and is one of the most comprehensive ways to test your understanding and memory.

The best way to reinforce what you’ve learned is to keep on learning it. Even when you understand a concept and are able to retrieve it from memory, further mastery will only help.