Here is a great video from a veteran school teacher on what he wishes his students knew – or, how to study!
Category: College Study Skills
Let’s consider two typical college students. Mary feels passionate about getting an “A” on the next economics test. So for one week solid, she studies in three hour increments. She scarcely takes a break during these marathon study sessions. Yet, to her exasperation, she still only manages to get a C+. Rodney is in the [...]
You’ve been studying hard all semester, but now that mid-terms are almost upon us you want to kick your study habits up to 11. While some students like to cram the night before, slam energy drinks, or listen to audio textbooks while they sleep, those methods won’t get you very far—and they’re not good for [...]
College is on its way or already here and with it comes: sleep deprivation. Sure, it makes sense that the more you sleep the better your grades might be, but has anyone actually looked at this from a research perspective? You bet! Back in 2001 a group of researchers looked at the GPAs of college [...]
It’s 6 p.m. and you’re behind in your studies. Tests and papers are coming up, so that means it’s not to hit the books and study, study, study. But then you hit a few roadblocks. You look around the house and can’t find a pen. Then you need some scratch paper, and can’t find it. [...]
The study “strategy” for most students is the same: Wait until the night before an assignment is due or before a test to hit the books and study. Unfortunately, for most of us, that strategy eventually catches up and hits our grades—hard. Good news: There’s a better way! Here’s a systematic approach that in 30 [...]
The last thing that you probably need when you’re at college is another place to “hang out.” Most students have plenty of those. What you need, instead, is a good place to study. Let’s look at how you can take the small area you have in your dorm and turn it into an effective study [...]
The SQ3R study method is a technique that goes back decades, and possibly more than a century. Still, there always seem to be those who have never heard of this classic way of studying your textbooks. So for that group of people, let’s talk about it.
Reading a textbook is not like reading a novel. A whole different kind of reading has to be employed to really understand the material. To study your books effectively and be ready for your class exams, try the following suggestions. – Don’t just read it; re-read it. You’ll find that the material often gets easier [...]