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Studious: Richard, UW-Madison

Richard, one of StudyBlue’s Customer Service Interns, took some time to answer a few questions for “Studious.” Richard is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and wants to receive his MBA after his undergrad.

What is your favorite feature on StudyBlue & why do you love it?

My favorite thing about StudyBlue is the ability to look at flashcards made by others. Everyone has a different interpretation of any given lecture, and seeing the information how other students do only expands on your depth of understanding.

What is your favorite blog you follow to take a study break on?

I’m not as big of a blogger as many of my friends, but I would say HackCollege is my favorite. The posts are often very unique and different from one another so I don’t get bored reading through a few of them every once and a while.

Do you have any tips for engineering students on how to use StudyBlue?

StudyBlue can be tricky to make effective for engineering majors because questions and situations can be on such a case-by-case basis. I have even had engineering courses where there were no tests or finals, just a final report and a detailed design. Tip for engineers, StudyBlue is very useful for memorizing equations in math and physics as well other bits of information critical to solving many different problems.

Any advice for students on how to prepare for midterms/finals?

You can’t study everything, and the professor doesn’t want you to. Spend time deciding what the most important concepts of the course were and master them. You will fare better with a strong understanding of a handful of major concepts than you will with a weak understanding of every bit of information thrown out along the way.

Thanks to Richard, for taking some time to talk with us and for working so hard at StudyBlue!

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I am the Student Relations Intern at StudyBlue. I interact with students and encourage them to seek and apply new ideas to their life to ensure they succeed both inside the classroom and out of it. I am happy to respond to any questions or comments from students or educators seeking a student's perspective.

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