Meet Jessica who is a student at Maryville High School. Her favorite feature on StudyBlue is the mobile app and she incorporates StudyBlue into her daily studying routine a week before each test. Read on to find out more about how Jessica uses StudyBlue to help her study.
What is your favorite feature on StudyBlue?
I love the mobile app!
How has the mobile app improved your studying efficiency and effectiveness?
I think the app has improved my studying efficiency and effectiveness because it is convenient to use whenever I have a few minutes between classes.
Why is the mobile app your favorite feature?
The mobile app is my favorite because it doesn’t necessarily require an internet connection to use. If I want to use all of the features the StudyBlue app has to offer I will need internet, but to just go through my recently viewed flashcards I don’t. It is much easier and faster to type my flashcards into StudyBlue and study that way. I am a person that writes everything out as part of my studying process and StudyBlue makes it so much faster. With StudyBlue I don’t have to worry about carrying around a stack of flashcards all day; as long as I have either my phone or iPod, I can study whenever I need to. I am also a varsity athlete and in the fall when I have practice everyday and games multiple days a week, it is easy to use StudyBlue on the bus. Having the option to use every chance I get to study has improved my study skills and test scores.
How do you think others would benefit from StudyBlue’s mobile app?
I think other people would benefit from the StudyBlue mobile app if they really embraced the convenience. For me, repetition is a key part of my studying, so I get out my flashcards every chance I get and I think that would help other people too.
Do you have any advice on how to better use the app?
My advice to other people is to embrace all the features on the StudyBlue app and find something that works for you. There are lots of different study methods on StudyBlue and I think everyone can find something to help them.
How do you incorporate StudyBlue into your daily/weekly routine?
I work StudyBlue in to my daily routine the week before a test. I usually make my flashcards as soon as I know the test date. I like to make my flashcards as I learn the information, then add to them and study as I go. On the day before and day of a test, it feels like I am constantly going through my flashcards but it pays off.
Do you have any advice/tips for students on how to use StudyBlue?
When it comes to using StudyBlue, there are so many options that it is just a matter of what study style you prefer. For people that like study guides there is a review sheet, for flashcard people there are flashcards, and there is also a quiz option that shuffles your information and creates different quizzes for you to take. My advice is to experiment and explore all the different options so you can narrow in on the one that helps you the most.
Any tips for students about how to prepare for finals?
When finals come around, I usually go through all of my flashcards and sort through the ones I do and don’t know. With the option to study only the cards I don’t know, I can focus on any trouble spots. It is important to keep your information organized. I suggest making folders for each class and then put the flashcards for each unit or lesson inside the folder. Then when it is time to take a final you can study the entire folder rather than going through each unit separately. Start studying for finals early so the information has more time to stick in your brain. If you try to cram the week before, you will be tired and stressed.
Thanks to Jessica for taking the time to talk with us about your studying experience with StudyBlue. We wish you the best of luck as your school year comes to an end. If you want to be featured as part of our Studious Blog, email erina (at) studyblue (dot) com.