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What are really good study habits for any subject?

Asked Itasca, Illinois

I ask because I have terrible study habits (namely me cramming the night before and even then not really studying like I should). I'm trying to find habits that will help me when I get to classes in college.


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Rebecca’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Hi Paige,

That's a great question! The study skills you develop now will stick with you as you make the transition into college and beyond. What always worked best for me personally was making study guides and just in general being as organized as possible. It can be hard to keep everything straight when you have multiple classes with different deadlines. Using an organizer and/or calendar will help with this.

You can use the calendar to plan out when you need to start studying for an exam in order to avoid "cramming." For example, if you have an exam on April 1, you can mark on the calendar what day you want to start studying (try 1 week in advance to start). That way you can say on the Monday before the exam, I will study Chapters 1-3, then on Tuesday 2-4, and so on.

Good luck!

Your answer is great Rebecca, thanks so much for sharing your expertise! At this moment there are more than 800 unanswered questions so I wanted to encourage you to keep going! So many students will benefit tremendously from hearing from you. Keep up the great work!

Kaitlyn’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Hi Paige! I am currently in college and have found that actively reading (highlighting, creating an outline, etc.) is one of the best places to start. Doing this will not only give you a good understanding of the information prior to class, it will provide you with the beginnings of a study guide. I also recommend creating study groups, setting aside a dedicated time to do homework, and consistently attending class. Most importantly, do not wait to ask for help. A lot of work will become "optional," but you should still be completing it.

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