Great question. Here are the tips for you to excel in studies,
Get Organized. Making a plan for what you're going to do and when you're going to do it will make sure you're always ahead of the curve.
Divide it up.
Set a schedule.
Manage your study space.
All the Best!!
First, I will say based on personal experience, and what I heard from friends at other schools, your studying habits from high school might not translate well into college. When I first got to college I noticed a total change in homework, exams, etc. and I needed to revamp everything I did that helped me succeed in high school in order to succeed in college. So don't be afraid to admit that what you're doing, or what worked in the past isn't working in the present and come up with a game plan to change it. Colleges even have academic tutors, and guides that can help you come up with plans to help you get better at school.
Second, time management will be one of your best friends. You have to make sure you can balance homework in all your classes, all your exams happening around the same time, and fitting in a social life. All of those things are as equally important. One thing that helped me a lot was to start doing homework/projects the day they were assigned. That way I can get a head start, and finish way before the due date and I don't find myself stuck in situations where I have to do everything the night before. You can also read over your lecture notes after class everyday so you remember the material better.
Third, establish relationships with all of your professors. For the most part, they are there to help you and will spend time during their office hours helping you understand material, going over incorrect homework/exam questions, and will realize how hard you are trying, which, if all else fails, boosts your grade itself.
Lastly, spend your time really learning your material inside and out. Professors will sometimes try to trick you with out of the box questions that you will only be able to understand if you really are able to understand all of the material. So spend the time doing extra problems, or meet up with friends to discuss what you're learning.
Hopefully this all helps!
This is a question every student ponders from time to time. You should begin, by deciding what you would like your social and academic lives to look like.
Map out any groups, dreams, or activities you would like to participate in and find ways to connect it to your education. Once you align the goals you have you can create a plan that allows you to be consistent and form good habits. These habits will help to create a more pleasurable learning experience and build your confidence as a young professional.
I encourage you to have multiple groups of friends from different walks of life--but have at least one group of people to form a study group with. It could be a general study session or a course-specific group. Holding one another accountable will amplify your success and create tons of great memories.
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-Check your class website to see if your professor includes any additional study references, examples, or other materials.
-Look up YouTube videos to explain some topics that you need a refresher on.
-Create study groups and connect with classmates afterwards.
-Keep study areas distraction free and make sure you are not cramming all nighters, study a bit throughout the entire week