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I am from the rural dirt roads of Botetourt County, Virginia. I choose Longwood because of its size and friendly atmosphere. I am heavily involved in my school and community both here in Farmville and back home in Eagle Rock, Virginia.

I serve as News Editor for The Rotunda, the student newspaper here on campus, and have been writing for the paper since March 2009. I am also a Sergeant-At-Arms for the Longwood University Judicial Board. I have spent this summer discovering the world of online freelance journalism and have quite enjoyed myself.

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December 3, 2011 1:10PM

Study Tips 1


You gotta do it or you might not do well on your exams.

Here are a few tips to help you (hopefully) in your studying trek:

1. Rewrite your notes. I find that I can remember the material best when I rewrite my notes. This is especially useful on comprehensive exams where you have a ton of information to go over. If you want,  you can even type your notes up and make yourself a study guide to refer to this week.

2. Read through your textbooks. Go through the chapters of any textbooks that may be on the test. Most textbooks have questions at the end of their chapters detailing main points or questions for you to answer. See if you can answer these questions and what you don’t know, go back and review.

3. Make flash cards. This is an old trick that works all the time. Use a flash card to help with your study techniques. This will help you  visualize information in addition to retaining it.

4. Chew gum or eat a peppermint. It’s been proven that gum or peppermints can stimulate brain activity during a test. You can take a few of them in your pocket and pop one every time you need to remember something. Just be mindful that this is not a full-proof method and it definitely does not replace looking over your notes!

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