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How much time do you spend on your studies?

How much time should you spend on your studies? Unfortunately there is no straightforward answer to this. It depends … How much time you should spend on your studies depends …

Create your own summary

In this step you can practise in making a summary. For 3 reasons we invite you to give it a try: making summaries is something you have to practise to …

Evaluating the exercise: example summaries

In the downloads, you will find some good and bad examples of the previous summary exercise. The good examples have done a greater job of restructuring the keywords in the …

Five practical tips on making a summary

This video shares five tips for making a summary using the Topic Comment method. The most important goal of the method is to make sure that you are actively processing …

How to make a summary

While studying, it’s good to develop the habit of taking notes: that way you are not only consuming, but actively processing all the information. This animation shows you an effective …

Do you make summaries?

In step 2 of the Three-step model you will learn to how to study in an active way, resulting in a useful summary. In this video Andrew, Ruyi and Raphael …

Monitor your use of time

Before learning how to make a plan, you have to know what you spend your time on. There are three proposed methods to keep track of your use of time. …

Conclusions Week 1

That’s the end of the first week of Improving Your Study Techniques! This week we discussed: The importance of preparing for your study session. Step 1: previewing, is very important! …

Time management

So far, we have been discussing preparation for your study session and Step 1 of the three-step model: Preview. Besides these study techniques, there is another thing useful to look …

Students discuss the exercise

Disappointed that the Jakhtilus doesn’t exist? It is the perfect exercise for previewing, since none of the information can trigger some existing information. That way the focus remains completely on …

Students discuss the exercise

In this video our students will share their experiences with the previewing exercise. Previewing is something most people skip but is needed to give your brain an outline. By previewing …

Preview a longer text

So far you learned that Step 1 – previewing – is a very important step, and in the previous exercise you could practise this with a short text. But now …

Preview a very short text

In the previous video you learned that Step 1, previewing your study material, is a very important step. And that’s why we are going to do an assignment to practise …

Step 1 – How to preview

After your preparation, it’s time to start with your study session. In this video you learn how to do step 1 of the three-step model: Previewing. Previewing is a technique, …

How can you improve?

Which of the preparation steps do you already do quite well? And where could you improve? Please indicate this here. After this, you can have a look at the average …