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1. [[Vary where you study.]]
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{{hidden|1. Vary where you study.|Studying in different environments has been shown to improve material retention. Often times instructors promote studying in a specific place, such as a quite room in the library; advice which is not necessarily beneficial. By studying in the same location time and time again, the environment can provide cues which a student can use subconsciously to recall information. In other words, when it comes to test time, a student may not be able to recall information as efficiently because aspects of the quiet room in the library are not present in the classroom. Therefore, it is important to study in various environments because by eliminating the reliance on the same external cues, students are forced to retrieve the same information in different contexts, and in turn truly learn the material.
  
2. [[Vary the type of material studied in a single session.]]
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'''Suggestion:''' Choose at least three different locations to study (library, room, cafe, academic building, etc.)
  
3.  [[Space study time.]]
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Carey, Benedict. "Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - NYTimes.com." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 06 Sept. 2010. Web. 20 June 2011. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html>Click [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html here] to read the article. 
  
4.  [[ Take notes in class.]]
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McEachern, William A. "THE TEACHING ECONOMIST." The Teaching Economist. Cengage Learning, 2008. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.cengage.com/economics/mceachern/theteachingeconomist/issue_34/index.html>Click [http://www.cengage.com/economics/mceachern/theteachingeconomist/issue_34/index.html here] to read the article.}}
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5.   [[Practice drawing diagrams and writing equations.]]
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{{hidden|2. Vary the type of material studied in a single session.|Improve your comprehension of material by seeing it applied and presented in multiple ways.}}
  
6. [[Use practice tests and quizzes.]]
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{{hidden|3. Space study time.|Improve your comprehension of material by letting it sink in between multiple encounters with it.}}
  
7.  Check out [http://www.howtostudy.org/resources_subject.php?id=7 this site] for more Economics study tips.
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{{hidden|4. Take notes in class.|Improve your comprehension of material by identifying and summarizing the most important ideas as they are presented.}}
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{{hidden|5. Practice drawing diagrams and writing equations.|Don't just memorize images, but use these tools to think through problems.}}
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{{hidden|6. Use practice tests and quizzes.|Practice thinking like an economist by using the tools to think through novel situations.}}
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'''7.  Check out [http://www.howtostudy.org/resources_subject.php?id=7 this site] for more Economics study tips.'''
  
 
8. From ''The Wall Street Journal'', "Toughest Exam Question: What Is the Best Way to Study?," SUE SHELLENBARGER, OCTOBER 26, 2011 [[File:study tips wsj.jpg|center]]
 
8. From ''The Wall Street Journal'', "Toughest Exam Question: What Is the Best Way to Study?," SUE SHELLENBARGER, OCTOBER 26, 2011 [[File:study tips wsj.jpg|center]]

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7. Check out this site for more Economics study tips.

8. From The Wall Street Journal, "Toughest Exam Question: What Is the Best Way to Study?," SUE SHELLENBARGER, OCTOBER 26, 2011

Study tips wsj.jpg