True Study Tips

  1. Read your syllabus!
  2. Be honest with yourself with setting aside study time, i.e., don’t fool yourself into believing that you can study for four straight hours without a break.
  3. Take breaks!
  4. Getting started is the hardest part. It’s less painful once you get started.
  5. Know what sort of exam you are studying for ahead of time. Your strategy will be different for essays, exams, multiple choice, etc.
  6. Know what type of learner you are. If forming a study group will be helpful to your learning, form one. If you are a visual learner, recopying your notes may help, etc.
  7. Have a well-stocked desk so that you always have the tools you need (pens, staples, etc.). It also helps to know where to readily access a good dictionary, style manual and thesaurus.
  8. Try to be in an area that is free from distractions.
  9. Don’t be afraid to talk to your professors or ask them questions: utilize their office hours. Often times this rapport can mean the difference between getting an A or an A-.

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