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What kind of studying habits should use in college

Asked Houston, Texas

How can I study in a way that I wont forget when I’m in front of any exam I have #studying-tips #studylife

8 answers

Sharon’s Answer

Updated Rincon, Georgia

You have to find something that works for you. I highlight key points so they stand out. I also keep a notebook per subject to keep notes. Dont wait until the last minute to do assignments. You will rush and it won't be your best work

Sharon recommends the following next steps:

  • Do not procrastinate.
  • Start assignments early

Darcy’s Answer


Hi Samuel!

Great question. I know that for me, studying in high school and studying in college were very different. In my experience, college curriculum is much more in-depth, and requires more study time. In addition - you normally get a syllabus to follow which has your class expectations, what is due when etc. and you need to make sure you plan your time out well as it is mostly left up to you. You won't have a professor reminding you when things or due, or telling you how much time to allot for different assignments, so you will need to have good time management skills in order to make sure you get your assignments completed on time.

If you are a procrastinator (which I was) it is better to break those habits now. You will feel much better if you can do a little studying at a time instead of trying to cram for an exam the night before.

You may want to find out what type of learner you are so you can study more effectively. If you are a visual learner, you may want to draw pictures and take notes. If you are an auditory learner, you may want to record the professor's lecture so you can listen back later.

I hope you found this helpful, and good luck in your journey!

Darcy recommends the following next steps:

  • Google "study habits for college" and see if you can find any best practices, or possibly a book that will help you with tips on how to get the most out of studying.
  • Find out what type of learner you are - hands on , visual, auditory etc. so you know what type of studying is going to be most beneficial for you.

Dan’s Answer


My college professor noticed I didn’t have the best reading habits. He suggested I take free courses in speed reading from the local library. Since then, I have an insatiable desire to read beacause I better understand the content and can apply it in everyday life. I feel I’m better prepared to be successful in exams, conversations, business decisions and the like...

Christopher’s Answer


When I was in college, 2 tips really made a difference in the quality of my studying. 1. Have a scheduled time that you will study 5 to 6 days a week. Do not cheat yourself by skipping you own study times. 2. Get a good night's sleep every night, especially the night before a test. Studies show that getting a good night's sleep is more effective than pulling an all night study session.

Jessie’s Answer


Hey Samuel,

Great question! In college something that worked for me was making was making flash cards! I know now days its easier to type notes in your phones, laptops and tablets! Making flash cards gives you the ability to recite and write down all the things I needed and when I got to a test it was easier to remember. I hope this helps! Good luck in your future Samuel!

Thank you,

Jessie Cezar

Brian’s Answer


Build small activities like matching games and flashcards you may have used in elementary school. Well this practice may seem antiquated it is still a huge learning device and can help you associate different philosophies or problems with matching answers or excercises.

Also never be afraid of reaching out to colleagues. Individuals you associate with during college can have a direct effect on your ability to study. find yourself associating with students that have good study habits and can share their best practice with you and encourage you to retain your new information.

Brian recommends the following next steps:

  • Identify areas that need the most immediate help
  • Align these areas of opportunity with activities you find fun and engaging.
  • Build a game to help you manage your time around this new activity, helping you retain and recall the new information.

Tien’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

You should study the materials as you go, and don't wait until the last . Your brain works like building a brick wall, one brick at a time, one row at a time, and slowly you have a wall.

Faye’s Answer


Be sure to study at least a week before exams. Read all assigned materials. If you don't understand anything, ask for help. Get your syllabus ahead of time and prepare yourself on the timeline of assignments and exams. Memorize as much of the materials as possible.