• Look through your notes and identify some key themes/areas. For example, I know that in my Psychology degree, theories, and methodologies come up a lot. 
  • Give each topic a colour.
  • Start with only a few areas. If you want to, you can put your colour code on a post it notes or flashcard somewhere that you can see it while you take your notes.
  • As you get more comfortable, your system can be developed to be something like this one:
  • The more that you use your system, the more used to it you’ll get. Soon you won’t even need the flashcard/post it note to remind you. It will become second nature.
  • When it comes to the actual coding you can do it in a few ways:
    • Highlighting the actual text.
    • Using different coloured pens.
    • Using coloured stickers or markers at the beginning of lines.
  • If you’re going to colour code using highlighting, then it’s useful to use a sticker to label each highlighter with it’s relevant topic. 

Red – or specifically hex #FF0000 – is officially the nation’s favourite colour, according to new research.

The study, from online print and design company MOO, analysed all the 256 ‘hex code’ colours, which are used in design to represent a colour’s composition in a standard palette. It found that one in ten (11%) UK adults consider red to be their favourite colour.

Yet despite red coming top, five of the top ten colours chosen by UK adults are different hues of blue, with pure blue (hex #0000FF) placing second and other shades hex #0033FF, hex #3366FF and hex #00FFFF also featuring. Meanwhile, black (hex #000000) places third, with yellow (hex #FFFF00) in fifth.

Meanwhile, there were some clear differences in preference regionally, with Scots spurning their national blue as a favourite and being 64% more likely to choose red than the average UK resident. The research also revealed that the Welsh rate red highly but dislike the colour black far more than any other region.

Age can also be seen to influence opinion, with over 65s keener on red than the younger generations, and adults aged 25-34 being most likely to choose black as their favourite colour.

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anonymous asked:

Can you offer some study tips for a mature student (23 years old) going back to school for Nursing? I have never been the "best" student and I never really applied myself... Now that I'm 23 I'm really regretting wasting those years not caring. Do you have any advice on how to get good grades with a certain method of studying? Thanking you in advance.❤️

Hello! I don’t have anything specific for “mature” students. But here are some of my posts that you might be interested in:

hello everyone! i know some of you will be going back to school soon, so i decided to make a huge masterpost that will hopefully help some of you out!
















This is the second way I code my past/practise papers. I have 4 colours, one for the info given in the question (yellow), one for the question itself (blue), one for the answer(s) (red), and one for marking my work and highlighting mistakes (purple). Obviously you don’t have to use the same colours, but using highlighters certainly helps. The ones I have are called Mildliners, which you can get from Amazon, but any highlighter will do! I find that this method really helps me think about what the question is asking me, and what information I have to achieve that. On top of this, highlighting the answer as well as going over corrections in a different colour helps you to quickly spot common errors when going back over your work, so you know what to practise and revise!

anonymous asked:

I'm a highschool dropout (bullying sucks) & I've decided that it's time to get my diploma. I'm 20-ish and I haven't studied for ~ 5 years. The school I'm at doesn't have irl classes, only books they send & you have to study by yourself. I only have time until March & I'm freaking out every day 'cause I need to learn everything from scratch & there is no teacher to point key things. And the books are written in overly complicated language. Any tips? (Especially for taking notes from books).

Hello! I’m sorry to hear that you were bullied! Have a look at these posts:


My organization and study box finally got reorganized

  • The box is the 100 Pens Box from Kipling which I got from London
  • In the top pen loop layer, I keep coloured pens and a few normal pens on the left and on the right, I keep a few varied Sharpies for my flashcards
  • In the bottom area, I keep my highlighters, including my favourite ones and a white-out
  • I keep sticky notes and sticky tabs of various sizes, a bunch of Moleskine stickers and some plain flashcards

I use this box when I’m making notes or studying or sorting out my Bullet Journal at home. I sometimes carry it to school when I want to study there. Inspired by @finalsurvivalguide

How I Colour-Code My Annotations:

I don’t tend to colour code my actual notes because it takes far too long so insteadI colour code any annotations to notes, articles, or piecces of work that I do. 

These are some notes that I’ve been annotating this week. I typically use my highlighter for any key points, including things like definitions. Other than that this is my general colour coding scheme. Obviously, it’s designed for psychology but you can design a colour code scheme for anything.

I’ve been using this scheme (or at least a variant of it) for about 4 years now so it’s become second nature for me to associate those colours with those themes.

I tend to use my orange highlighter for theories because they tend to take up a lot of space and its’s really the best way to annotate them. I also use page markers and tabs to point to key ideas or thoughts.

eynismarian asked:

hi! i'm a new (italian) studyblr. i really like your blog! i wonder if you use different colours to highlight your notes... thanks! :)

Hello! Welcome to the community! I do use different colours to highlight. This is the colour coding system that I usually use:

  • Purple = study
  • Orange = theory
  • Blue = example
  • Grey = methodology
  • Red = evidence against / con
  • Green = evidence for / pro