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study methods masterlist

by type: visual, auditory, and read-write



Visual learning is accomplished by studying maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams, utilizing color and unique layout to display and study information.


  • create a color-coding system for notes / highlighters / sticky notes
  • annotate! annotate all the things
  • make pretty (or not so pretty) mind maps
  • study, use, and copy graphs / charts / diagrams etc.
  • highlight text
  • study with flash cards
  • watch videos (probably not lecture ones, ones with voiceovers for diagrams and pictures)
  •  use a lot of color, even if all you have are a few broken crayons. 
  • outline information



Auditory learning is accomplished by hearing and speaking, using sound to process content. 


  • study with a friend, so you can hear and talk about the information.
  • try to memorize information and repeat it out loud to yourself
  • read out loud
  • reinforce your goals by saying them out loud
  • watch lecture videos
  • also watch crash course with john green its legit
  • have people quiz you by asking you questions and responding to them
  • speak out loud as you write
  • listen to instrumental music or background noise



It’s exactly what it sounds like. Reading and writing help you learn!


  • use a bullet journal
  • take notes and reread them
  • make study guides
  • rewrite notes
  • copy tables and charts
  • search for resources with high text content
  • rephrase your readings
  • switch visual information to sentences
  • read books about your subject
  • practice writing out the steps to a type of math problem

Rethinking Civilization: Crash Course World History 201

In which John Green returns to teaching World History! This week, we’ll be talking about the idea of civilization, some of the traditional hallmarks of so-called civilization, and why some people would choose to live outside the civilization model. It turns out, not everyone who lives outside of what we traditionally think of as a “civilized” social order is necessarily a barbarian! To defuse any tension you may be feeling, I’ll just tell you now, the Mongols are back. You’ll learn about Zomia, swidden agriculture, and even a little about anarchy!

  • me: *sees girl in a pizza john shirt* Hey, I like your shirt!
  • girl: Wait, you do?
  • girl: Do you know who this is?
  • me: Yeah... of course.
  • girl: Good, can you tell me?
  • me: It's John Green....
  • girl:
  • me: the author....
  • girl:
  • me: who wrote The Fault in Our Stars....
  • girl:
  • me: which just got made into a movie...
  • girl: OHHHH! Wait, why does it say pizza? And why does he look like a creeper?
  • me: He runs a youtube channel with his brother, Hank. It's a joke from one of the videos that got turned into a t-shirt.
  • girl: Oh, okay.
  • me: Um, if you didn't know who it was, why'd you get it?
  • girl: Oh, I found it at Goodwill.
  • if i found a pizza john shirt at goodwill and didn't know who the weird guy on the front was, i can't say i'd buy it, but, you know, to each their own. it also turns out that she had been confused by the number of nerdfighters who told her they liked it that day. she had no idea why this shirt with a man with a creeper mustache on it was so popular.

Obamanation: Crash Course US History #47

In which John Green teaches you about recent history. By which we mean VERY recent history. John covers the end of George W. Bush’s administration presidency of Barack Obama (so far). Some people would say, “It’s too soon to try to interpret the historical importance of such recent events!” To those people we answer, “You’re right.” Nonetheless, it’s worthwhile to take a look at the American we live in right now as a way of looking back at how far we’ve come. Anyway, John will teach you about Obama’s election, some of his policies like the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 stimulus, and the continuation of the war on terror. If you still can’t reconcile a history course teaching such recent stuff, just think of this one as a current events episode.