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What's your favorite winter activity

  • Go ice skating (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Build a snowman (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Watch movies (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Go sledding (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Study smarter not harder

The SQ3R Method is a newer study method that most students are unaware of. It is a five-step plan that stands for survey, question, read, recite and review. Originated by Francis P. Robinson, the method is used to better comprehend the reading process. The first step is focusing on the details such as the title, bolded words and graphics.

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Next, to help the brain engage in the text, before reading the article ask questions based on headings and bolded words. Once the article is read, recite the questions that were previously asked. Once all the questions are memorized review them and answer them to the fullest extent possible.

The Feynman Technique is a simple yet effective process used to study. Richard Feynman started this method by writing down the concept being studied. Once it is written, explain the subject as if there were a classroom of people to teach. Once everything is noted and spoken about, review the areas that were taught incorrectly. Lastly, if there were terms that were written or explained intricately, break them down to the simplest form possible.

Pomodoro Technique is used to better time management. It consists of 25 minute study sessions with a five-minute break between each one. Each study interval is called a pomodoro. The 25 minutes is an ample amount of time to get work done while not working for too long. It ensures that maximum focus is spent on each subject or assignment.

Mira Haurani ’25

Each subject should be studied in the same chunk of intervals. Once you have finished with that subject, move to the next and spend as many intervals on it as needed. After four intervals a 15-30 minute break is recommended to fully soak in the content learned.

The Leitner System is a useful way to ensure concepts are still remembered for a longer period of time. Either create physical or online flashcards with a different concept on each card. Label three boxes or online folders with three different times. For example, box one could be every day, box two is every other day, and box three is once a week. Depending on how well you know the content and want to review it, place each card into the correct box.

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Mira Haurani ’25, Web Editor
First year staffer, Mira Haurani ’25 has many interests aside from her Tower duties. She’s either in the pool swimming for South’s girls team, on the tennis court playing or off traveling somewhere. Aside from her many activities she’s a part of, Haurani is excited to start her first on Tower as a Web editor. “I’m excited to learn how to actually post (on web), and actually post stories,” Haurani said. She is excited for her upcoming year of writing, editing and posting stories. Aside from her duties as web editor, Haurani is excited to be able to collaborate with other people.

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