McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life


Click on a chapter to review from the list below the study tips.

Top 10 study tips

How should I study????  Everyone is different and will require different study techniques.  Here are some tips or things you can try.  Try them and see what works best for you.

  1. Print out the chapter objectives.  Answer each learning goal.
  2. Make flash cards out of your vocabulary words.   Rewriting the words will help you memorize them.  
  3. Do the self test (assessments) on the online textbook.  The answers are there.   It’s also a good place to start because you can see what topics you need to study the most.  Also try – it can make flashcards for you, there are self-tests with answers and even review games.
  4. Read the chapter and write down key points as you read.
  5. Read your notes.  Recopying them will also help.  That movement of your hand and seeing it with your eyes again will help you remember the information.
  6. Don’t forget to look back over old quizzes, homework and labs.
  7. Get enough sleep the night before.  Start studying a few days in advance.  Spread it out so you don’t study for 4 hours the night before.
  8. Click on the review below.  I have the chapter objectives, video tutorials and worksheets with answers there for you.  They are separated into chapter topics so you can focus on your weak points.
  9. Come to a study session.  You will get more out of a study session if you have already studied some and/or tried to answer the review questions at the end of the chapter.  That way you know what you are having trouble with.  Then you can ask me specific questions.
  10. Make your own study guide.  I will show you how and give you a template in class. Download a Study Guide Template.
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