Studious: Shannon, University of Illinois at Chicago

Meet Shannon! Shannon is a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology . Her favorite science class she took was an Animal Behavior class in which she says StudyBlue helped her score high on her final.

What is your favorite feature on StudyBlue?
My favorite feature on StudyBlue is the fact that I can create flashcards at home on my laptop and then study them from my phone while I’m commuting to school.  It’s so much easier to flip through flashcards virtually!

How do you incorporate StudyBlue into your daily routine?
I definitely use the alarm reminders to remind me to study on a daily basis.  I’m such a procrastinator that having a reminder and the material on my phone makes it so much easier to study no matter where I am.

Any advice for students on how to prepare for exams or how to use StudyBlue?

I used StudyBlue a lot for my Biology finals.  I took the information my professors gave me on the study guide and turned them into flashcards.  It made it so much easier to study those scientific terms.

My advice to prepare for exams would be to look over your lecture notes and any study guides that your professor has giving you.  If something is unclear, talk to your professor or student teacher right away so you can get it figured out before your test.

Why do you study?

There are so many reasons why I study.  The obvious is because I want to get a great grade on whatever I’m studying for.  The big picture of why I study, though, is to graduate with amazing grades so I can get a job that I am going to love.

Anything else you would like to share?
The only other thing I would like to say is thank you for making StudyBlue.  I had such a hard time studying before.  I hated writing out flashcards-it took so much time and energy, which I could have been using to study.  Now I can zip through making flashcards and have so much more time to study and it really shows in the grades I got on my finals.  Thank you!

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