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What are some studying habits that are easy to follow through with?

Asked Arlington, Texas

When I advance to college the curriculum is going to advance as well. I want to learn easy study habits so I have less risk falling off task and more success into comprehending what is needed. #junior-high #college #college-bound

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Kevin’s Answer

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Hi Isabel,


This ia a very important question because a huge part of college is studying on your own. For me, my best and simplest study habit was just going to the library. It is crucial to find a quiet place with no distractions so you can really focus and get the job done. It doesn't have to be the library but somewhere where you feel comfortable and can focus and won't have distractions. Also I think it is very important to write things down when you study. It helps you absorb more information and its harder to get distracted when you are writing as opposed to just reading something. Lastly, it is important to get off to a good start. There might not be much homework or projects during the first few weeks but this is a crucial time to read the material and take advantage of more free time. Then when finals and midterms roll around you will be way ahead of the game!

Weibo’s Answer

Updated San Francisco, California

Prep before class. Some college classes are hard. Going over the class content beforehand lets you absorb what the professor says much more efficiently.


Work on your time management. Avoid procrastination. It's easier said than done but will be the most important lesson you have in college.

Alena’s Answer

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Hey there Isabel. All of the information provided sounds great. The only thing I would add is pacing yourself. I find that if I will get up at least every hour and do something fun for just a few minutes, it improves my performance and focus for the next time interval. I set an alarm at 10 minutes before the hour and I spend those 10 minutes walking to music, getting some water and whatever else I want to do. At that top of the hour, my mind and body have been reset and my performance greatly improved.


This is also a good trick to use to get "unstuck". Stepping away and doing something fun for just a few minutes (i.e., dancing to your favorite song) can be a great way to reset.


Wishing you every success!

Charlene’s Answer

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Take good notes in class, so that you aren't overwhelmed by the textbook. Use the textbook as a reference if needed for clarity. Notes given directly from the professor will save a lot of time. Of course, this may not be true for all classes, but it was for me.  When it doubt, check with the professor, and use your judgment after the first assessment.


-Chenella

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Charlene’s Answer

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Time management is the greatest tool that a student transitioning from high school to college can possess. One can have all of the study tools, strategies, and tactics at their disposal, but without time management, one will not be successful. Time management coupled with detailed notetaking and the use of Google Docs allows you to access notes at all times ( using the app), share them will classmates in a collaborative manner, and possibly form virtual study groups.

-Dorothya

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Ashley’s Answer

Updated Irving, Texas

Besides what has already been said, scheduling has been revolutionary for me! With everything going on and to keep track of, setting a really solid schedule not just with due dates but when you are going to study for a specific test, when you are going to write a specific paper, when you are going to read these chapters. Being very specific with my scheduling as been essential in accomplishing what I want to accomplish!

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