End of year exams and assignments are approaching for us students so, this month, I’d thought I’d share my top apps which I use to help me revise and organise my work.
Blackboard is great because lecturers put all the lecture slides on here as well as other useful documents or reading.
Plus if your lecturer has chosen to record the module, you also have access to audio recordings of each lecture which gives you the chance to revise in a different format.
A clever little flashcard app – you can make standard flashcards by typing text onto the front and back of cards, which you can arrange into decks for particular topics and subjects.
You can even add images and video – I like to take photos of my notes and add this to the ‘back’ of the flashcard so I can take revision with me on the go. Plus, you can choose to review cards you haven’t seen in a while, or those you weren’t able to answer.
Something you should do when revising is changing the context and way in which you’re learning. For example making mind maps from your standard written notes. Not only does the re-typing help make the information stick, but being able to look over your revision in a more visual form will help with recall later on.
This app is straightforward and easy enough to use on your phone. It gives you the option to add colour, and a more in depth note to a bubble, which I like to attempt to recall before clicking on it to view the detail.
It’s up to you whether you want to use your phone’s calendar or download a new one like I do – I use Timetable Timespread to plan the week ahead hour by hour. Either way, never underestimate the importance of a revision timetable.
Figure out what you will revise and when so you don’t forget anything. Factor in regular small breaks, or a morning or afternoon off occasionally so you don’t burn out.
Remember to be flexible, sometimes tasks take less time or longer than you planned; having a timetable on your phone rather than on paper helps you to move activities around to accommodate changes.
So there you have it – my recommended apps to help with revision and workload organisation, I hope you found this useful.
Good luck with any upcoming exams or assignments!