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1. Pick a place and time Everyone has their own idea about the best place and time to study. Whether it’s your bedroom at night or the library after school, find a study space and a regular study time that works for you and stick with it. Set up your study space – Your study space […]
In The Lecture Hall Effective study skills start in the lecture hall. From active listening to taking notes, discover the skills to a successful classroom experience. Learning to listen: Did you know that listening is an essential skill for studying and learning? For some students, the art of listening is a skill that can make or […]
Learning To Learn The study habits and strategies that were effective in high school may not cut it in college. At first, many new college students find it necessary to spend a bit of time cultivating new skills in order to find success as a college student. From figuring out your learning style to creating […]
1. Good Notes = Good Grades The correlation between good notes and good study habits is undeniable. However, taking good notes doesn’t come naturally to everyone. The trick is to record the key points of the lecture or textbook without writing down too much extraneous info. If you’re worried you’re missing important details, feel free […]
Don’t Immerse Yourself in Subject Material In keeping with the age-old proverb that values quality over quantity, scientists have found that immersion is not an effective method of study, the New York Times reports. Rather than sticking to one subject and spending hours attempting to master it, you should switch between a few (related) topics. […]
Don’t Categorize Yourself Students often categorize themselves as visual or auditory learners, or as being left-brained or right-brained thinkers. According to the New York Times, research has shown that these distinctions are largely erroneous. It is more important to figure out which study strategies work for you than to worry about where you lie