True Study Tips
- Read your syllabus!
- 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.
- Take breaks!
- Getting started is the hardest part. It’s less painful once you get started.
- Know what sort of exam you are studying for ahead of time. Your strategy will be different for essays, exams, multiple choice, etc.
- 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.
- 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.
- Try to be in an area that is free from distractions.
- 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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