Posts Tagged ‘studying’

Study Date – Go Anywhere on Campus!

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Along with a unsafe road conditions, comes a bunch of plans that usually get canceled. Today, I had a study date at Caribou, but it wasn’t exactly safe to drive down the hill. So, my date and I met at the Benedictine Commons. Guess what? There was some event going on. No worreis! There’s about a million places to study in Science alone. We ended up taking sitting down in the lounge area near the 3rd floor Science computer lab. Which actually was great, because there’s a beautiful view of the lake. If that wouldn’t have worked out? There’s study rooms adjacent to it, lounge chairs in the hallways, and few study rooms for different majors. Yay for study opportunities!

Amity Coffee Shop

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Looking for a nice, quaint place to study as the last few weeks before finals wind down? Head down to Amity Coffee located on 4429 E. Superior St. in Duluth. It is easy to get to and once there, it is quite cozy. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with aromas of freshly brewed coffee lingering in the air. They also have some options for snacks such as wraps, deli sandwiches, and delicious pastries. Get your #LoveOfLearning on at Amity Coffee. Check out their website, which prompts you to their facebook and twitter pages or just stop in for a coffee, scone, and a great environment to get some studying in!


Apps to Help you Succeed

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

It is a well known fact that I spend too much time on my phone. I love Snapchat, Pokémon Go, and Google Docs. However, sometimes my phone time is super productive. I used the Brainscape flash card app and I absolutely love it. I make my own decks to study for my exams and the flash card app tracks how successful I am at studying. It tells me how many days in a row I’ve studied the deck, flash cards I frequently get wrong appear more often during my study sessions, and it tells me how many flash cards I have mastered. In the image above, the different colors represent my mastery level of the content on a scale of 1-5. As you can see, I have mastered or nearly mastered about a quarter of my cards but most of my cards are in the 2-3 range. In total, that adds up to me being 58% memorized on this deck which is pretty good since I started studying it yesterday! I will know I’m ready for my test when I get to 100% mastery on my flash cards. This app is super helpful and holds me accountable for my study habits. Plus, since it’s on my phone I have it with me all the time. I have found frequent, short study sessions work best for me with around 15-30 cards per session. I have my car passengers quiz me on our drive to school or in between classes. I can also share the decks I make with other people in my class so we can collaborate on study sessions. 

Test day!!!

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Today is my first physics test. I am kind of freaking out to be honest, but it is only the first test so I have plenty of time to make up points if it goes not the best. But the bright side of it is that this weekend I won’t have anything physics related to be worried about!

Book Hacks

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Get ready for the ultimate college book hack of the century: the public library! But seriously, over half of my books this semester were available through the Duluth Public Library downtown and a lot of people seem to forget that’s an option. Most textbooks aren’t available but almost all novels and a decent amount of supplemental material are. In addition to books, there are audio books, e-books, movies, and tons of events at the library and I love supporting it. Our public library even teaches people how to do taxes. WHAT!? I don’t even know what those are. Our Duluth Library is awesome because of awesome supporters like the Friends of the Library and the Duluth Library Foundation. I am a huge fan of both groups but I had the opportunity to work closely with the DLF through an internship. I got to build my resume and do awesome work promoting children’s literacy!