Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Gear Up! 5 Essential Study Tools

Like every other job, you need the best tools to function most efficiently. You should treat your IELTS training the same way, reviewing with the best setup is the most optimal way to achieve results, which in your case is acing the IELTS.

We have compiled a list of 10 most useful tools. This is in no way an exhaustive list. You may or may not need them all, depending on your study ethics. You may also want to add your items to the list. Head to the comments section if you want to tell us of your tools.

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1.       Backpack

Not quite necessary if you’re taking your review online; however, if you commute from your home to your IELTS review center, a sturdy and spacious backpack would go along well. Purchase one that can last, is of reasonable size and not too impractically big, and above all, safe and secured that will protect your important belongings.

2.       Laptop/desktop/tablet/mobile phones

Speaking of important belongings, gadgets are quite the necessity these days. Whether you’re using laptops, desktops, tablets, or your smartphone, these gadgets have replaced countless other tools by merging them into one.

3.       Apps

With gadgets come applications. There are all sorts of them you can install on your device. The useful ones are those that help you organize your stuff, deal with procrastination and distractions, and aid you in reviewing.

4.       Pens/highlighters

Going old school is not bad. Other people prefer it. Pens and highlighters are useful for taking notes, answering questions, emphasizing important points, or just doodling in your review materials.

5.       Notebooks

The trusty notebook. Perfect for taking down notes and basically, taking down anything about your IELTS course. It is advisable to have at least two: one small for your notes, tips, etc., and the other one large and spiral perfect for doodling, scratching or drawing your thought processes.

Having all these cool stuff is great, and these are not the only ones that you might want to use; however, you should bear in mind that studying and making sure you have got all the exam concepts down is still paramount.


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