Resources

Eguruba wants you to make the most of your study time. In addition to our apps, we hope these resources help you make the most of your time. Be sure to check back often since new resources will be added constantly. Learning is a collaborative effort, so we definitely welcome any suggestions you have to add to our list. We want you to succeed to the best of your abilities!

 
 

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Keep up to date on our apps! With updates on newly added features, bug fixes, question additions, and more it's easy to stay in the loop. 

Our first post highlights the newly added features for the Chemistry Quiz App. Be sure to check in regularly to learn about the additions we make to our other great apps, Biology Quiz App, Chemistry Calculator and more!

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Periodic Table Workbook

 Elements are the basis of chemistry. Understanding their properties and various trends is critical to building a solid foundation in chemistry. This interactive workbook is designed to help enhance your understanding of general chemistry. In this book, you will find various learning tools in the form of quizzes and games to help you learn and test your knowledge of key periodic table topics. 

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Learning How to Learn

This is a great Instructable that introduces three techniques to help improve the way you approach learning.These techniques are not only helpful during your formal education, but also throughout your life.

The three techniques introduced are:

1: Focused and Diffuse Modes of Thinking

2: How Memory Works

3: Preventing Procrastination

 


The Pomodoro Techinque

Developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, The Pomodor Technique works by getting you to structure your work in 25-minute sessions, each separated by a short break.

This article breaks down and explains this remarkably simple technique that helps enhance your focus. 

 


Method of Loci

The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places") is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory, familiar information about one's environment, to quickly and efficiently recall information. The method of loci is also known as the memory journeymemory palace, or mind palace technique.

Be sure to check out this article on the five steps to use this ancient technique.

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Learning with Analogies

Analogies are handles to grasp a larger, more slippery idea. They’re a raft to cross a river and can be abandoned once on the other side.

Our brains are association machines. Connections, relationships, patterns — we need meaning! We present topics as if we could be programmed with raw information.

Learning how to use analogies in your studying is easy. This article will get you started on using this flexible tool!


The Nine Best Tips for Studying

Check out this quick youtube video for nine helpful tips to improve your studying. These tips are intuitive and easy to implement so you can improve the quality of your learning right away. 

Covering topics such as goal setting, flashcards and creating designated study spots, this video gives you the whys as well as the hows.

We all need to learn to study, and the best techniques are not always natural. Find your best methods to earn your best grades!


Study Less Study Smart

If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart with this lecture by Marty Lobdell.

Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell's career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and he wants students to succeed. After watching students cram for eight hours or more for a test without any improvement, Lobdell developed a studying technique that helps the brain retain the information that you are studying. Be sure to check out this video to gain a new perspective on studying. 

If you are short the hour needed to watch this lecture, be sure to check out this summary video to get you started.