Creating Your Own Study Aids

Creating Your Own Study Aids

Often, creating your own study aids can be more helpful than solely using study aids that are provided by your text book.  While creating your own study aids, you are reviewing the material you are to be studying and processing the new information more thoroughly.  There are many different types of study aids which you can create yourself.  Some of these include:

  • Taking notes both in class and while doing you reading.  This way you can have a reference to all the information that you are encountering.
  • Creating diagrams and charts for the information you are presented with will help you see it in a different light.  Diagrams can help you to understand complex relationships.
  • Creating summery sheets will help you to review the material you have just read or heard.  Putting the information “in your own words” also helps to make the information more memorable and relevant.
  • Underlining or highlighting you text and notes helps you to identify and remember important material.  It also helps on to locate specific information that one might need to find.