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Studying is something that should be done throughout a unit, a little at a time.  NEVER wait until the day before the quiz to begin studying.  Below is a list of general studying methods you can use throughout a unit to prepare yourself.

Please note:  There is specific criteria for "active study tools" for each quiz.  See the unit page for details.

This website allows you to create and organize "mind maps" (brainframes, graphic organizers), flash cards, quizzes, and notes.  It also has a calendar function to help you set/keep to a study plan!

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Create a map quiz
Take a blank map of the region and label the necessary parts with random numbers/letters.  You will be assessed on the items listed on the back of each map, so you can use this list as a word bank.  Then, write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.  Use your completed map as an answer key to grade yourself.  
Create your own practice quiz
Create a practice quiz.  Write 15 multiple choice questions based on the material studied in class.  Refer to previous quizzes for formatting. Be sure to create an answer key on a separate sheet of paper too.  
Create a Brainframe
Use your notes, worksheets, and textbook to organize information into a brain frame
BrainFrame Templates.xls
Matching Game (brainframe/flash cards)
Cut up a recreated brainframe/answer key or put key details on individual flash cards.   Then, try to build the frame or match the key details.
Create Flash Cards
Great for reviewing vocabulary, dates, events, places, and people
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Rewrite Notes
Sometimes in class you quickly write down material.  By rewriting the notes you review the material and you can better organize your thoughts.
"Word Vomit"
1.  Take a blank piece of paper and write down all the terms, people, places, events, and dates you can remember.  
2.  Quickly go through your binder/book and add any words you missed.
3.  Take this list of words and organize them into categories (a categorizing frame might help).
4.  Use all the words in that category to create a sentence(s) summarizing the information.  
Question-Heading Note Taking Routine
1. Take each sub-heading in the chapter and create a question (usually, creating a Who? What? Why? or How? question).
2.  Read the section and take notes trying to answer the question (notes should be bulleted and should include all important information from the section).  
Questioning Routine
At the beginning of a unit, start a list of questions you have about the material.  Add questions as we move from one topic to the next.  Periodically, check -in with teacher about questions that are not answered during class.

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