Studious: Elena, Brandeis University

Meet Elena! She is studying Biology and Economics at Brandeis University. Elena says even though they are very different types of subjects, she uses StudyBlue to help her succeed in both. Read on to learn more about Elena!

What is your favorite feature on StudyBlue & why do you love it?
My favorite part of StudyBlue is the ability to create classes and study material that you can share with friends. Flashcards have always been my go-to study method, and having them electronically and all in one place is super convenient. The best part is, if I missed a class or just missed a definition, my classmates can share their cards with me and vice versa. It’s a lifesaver!

How do you incorporate StudyBlue into your daily/weekly routine?
To review what I learned in class that day, I try to retype my notes as flashcards after each class. This helps me to process what I just learned, as well as keeping my notes organized, and having them ready to study for the next exam.

Do you have any advice or tips for students on how to use StudyBlue? Specifically for your major?
As a bio major, the basics to understanding any sciences is to know the language, whether it’s organic compounds, amino acids, or the muscles of the human body. Each science has a fundamental language that is key to learning the material. Using flashcards to practice and review the basics keeps me up to speed and ready for any new material!

Do you have any advice for students on how to prepare for exams?
I once heard a motivational speaker say the best way to study for an exam is to make up questions that may be asked on the exam and answer them. The quizzes made from your notes on StudyBlue do just that! It helps to study the material in a test like setting, and it has worked wonders for me!

What is your favorite StudyBlue flashcard deck?
This was for my first Biology exam at Brandeis University. It was really difficult, but these helped me prepare as best I could!

What is your favorite website or blog to visit during a study break?
Facebook and Pinterest. Studying sometimes makes me feel out of the loop and Facebook lets me check in with friends. Also Pinterest is great to take a break and look at pretty, relaxing, or motivating images or sayings to get me ready for the next study session.

Why do you study?
I love to learn new things. However, it is my dream of becoming a doctor that keeps me studying. I have learned fascinating material that is finally pertinent to my future career, and I will do anything to be successful.

StudyBlue is such a unique way to use modern technology, that has become mainly a social tool. It incorporates the social uses of the internet and the resources to help kids connect and study in such a technology driven age.

Thanks Elena for taking some time to talk with StudyBlue and for the great advice! We heart our students! If you’re interested in becoming part of “Studious,” please email molly (at) studyblue (dot) com.

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