Exam season can be a really overwhelming time for students, with expectations to meet and likely a lot of work to do; looking for advice on social media platforms such as TikTok is something many students turn to.
Searches for #StudyTip have over 5.4 BILLION views on TikTok, and #UniversityStudyTips have had over 488k views, with students from all over the world sharing their top study tips.
However, some of these study tips found on TikTok can be very intense, potentially leading to burnout and additional stress.
Therefore student accommodation provider This Is Fresh has uncovered some productive tips from the app that will help students develop some healthy and beneficial revision tips.
1) Burst Studying – One of the more straightforward methods to implement involves working for 30-40 minutes at a time while taking 10-15 breaks in between. This method helps focus and allows the brain to retain more information.
2) Doodle Notes – This method involves mindlessly scribbling doodles on a blank page while reading through the information you want to learn. This method helps you memorize more and allows you to feel more focused while you study; it works as it keeps the brain active and engaged.
3) The Feynman Technique – This is about simplifying what you’re learning, making it easier to remember. The technique has four steps: identifying what you want to know, pretending to teach this topic to a child, refining and identifying any gaps, and finally, reviewing what you’re left with.
4) Active Recall/ SQ3R – Active recall involves using your memory to remember information you’ve learnt from testing yourself while studying the topic. The best way to implement active recall is through SQ3R; this process is used when reading through matter.