Skip to main content
7 answers
8
Asked 928 views

Studying Tips

As I will be going into college this upcoming fall I would like to hear any tips that you may have when it comes to note taking and studying for my classes. #studying-tips #study-habits #studying #study-tips #college-advice #college

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

8

7 answers


0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Simeon’s Answer

For note-taking, don't just assume that you're bad at note-taking. Experiment with many different styles of note-taking and see if any of them produce better results. Also, don't feel shy about having study groups with students who take better notes and wouldn't mind sharing them with you.

For studying, it's honestly much better to study in small ten to fifteen minutes sessions multiple times per week as opposed to cram studying. It's way less stressful and the information sticks better. You know how TV advertisements are trying to repeat the same message to you in small chunks multiple times per week? It's the same thing. Our brains retain information way better when its repeated often in small chunks. When you have multiple hour study sessions, the odds are that you're going to be zoning off once the first thirty to forty minutes have passed.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Sheila’s Answer

Hi Maddisyn:

Good study habits are essential in becoming a successful student. Developing these tips early is one of the keys to succeeding in college. Here are a few tips to help you get off the ground with your study habits and to keep you focused on your studies.

Habit #1 - SET REALISTIC STUDY GOALS
• Setting study goals is another good study habit. It helps you develop a direction for your studying.

Habit #2 - FIND YOUR STYLE OF LEARNING
• No two students are the same. What works for one student may not work for another. While one student might stay up at night to study, another may prefer to study during the daytime. Also some students are prolific crammers while others assimilate lessons just by listening in class.

Habit #3 - ADD YOUR STUDY TIME TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
• Incorporating study time into your daily routine is a good study habit. Establishing daily Studying routines helps you to avoid last minute preparations which may affect your exam grades. Being pressed for time may cause you to resort to cramming.

Habit #4 - ESTABLISH YOUR STUDY ZONE
• What is the study zone? A place where you find it easy to concentrate. A space where you’re the most creative and attentive.

Habit #5 - REVIEW LESSON NOTES
• Attempt to review your notes within 24 hours; and/or before sleeping to retain the information.

Habit #6 - TAKE GOOD NOTES
• Taking notes while doing revisions is another good study habit. The essence of taking notes is to highlight significant points.

Habit #7 - TAKE BREAKS
• When planning your study hours incorporate breaks.

Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

7 Good Study Habits • https://www.timemanagement.com/good-study-habits/
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Rachel’s Answer

You will need to focus on stress and time management. In order to manage stress you have to manage your time wisely. <span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Here is how to be successful in them:</span>


  1. <span style="background-color: transparent;">Stay on track - do assignments early, finish things a head of time, and be aware of all of your deadlines</span>
  2. <span style="background-color: transparent;">do all the the assignments and read all of the coursework required- do not cut corners</span>
  3. <span style="background-color: transparent;">use Google calendar to keep track of deadlines</span>
  4. <span style="background-color: transparent;">communicate with your professor early if something comes up</span>
  5. <span style="background-color: transparent;">do not be afraid to ask for an extension if you need one</span>
  6. <span style="background-color: transparent;">study, and study a lot! you don't have regular class sessions so you will need to put in more work at home.</span>
  7. <span style="background-color: transparent;">Do your best and genuinely try hard to give it your all.</span>

The best way to score high on the test is to Google search an online program or book that will help you study. Once you find an online lesson plan for success you can use it as a road map for studying. Otherwise, find a book to help you study and spend 45 mins a night reading through it and studying. Depending on when you test is, the first thing you will want to do is organize a studying schedule for yourself. Target studying certain sections of the test and divide them up by the weeks/months you have until you have to take it.


0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Jacob’s Answer

Hi, Maddisyn,


Generally speaking, I was a big note taker or highlighter (depending on how long much reading I had to do) and that was my first level of studying. I also worked hard to grasp how to correctly answer any homework/quiz/test problems before moving on to new material. If I needed to, I would ask my teachers/professors questions before or after class or during their office hours.


When it came time for big exams, my first step was always to review my notes. After that, I would rework homework problems/practice quizzes/prior tests and follow up with my teacher/professor about any questions I had. I had to work really hard to master subject matter prior to a test - I was definitely not able to just read the book and take the test. Whatever college you attend will have resources for you to help prepare you for tests and examinations. I highly encourage you to reach out to your professor, your peers, or tutors if you find you are struggling with any of the course material.


Managing distractions is also a challenge for students and professionals alike. Email, social media, and our cell phones make focusing extremely challenging. The most basic way to manage distractions is to get into a good routine. Your mind and body operate best when you get about the same amount of rest each night and structure each day similarly. There are also techniques out there to help you focus while you are studying. One that I like is called the Pomodoro Technique. It's effective for a wide variety of tasks but works well for studying/reading/doing homework. Get yourself set up to start working on whatever task you need to complete. Set a timer for 25 minutes and then focus on only that task until the timer goes off. I like this technique because it forces you to focus while also naturally breaking down whatever you're working on into smaller, more manageable chunks. It also naturally builds breaks into your study routine, which will help keep your mind fresh.


I am including some other links to helpful focus tools in the next steps section. I hope this answer helps. Good luck!

Jacob recommends the following next steps:

https://www.forestapp.cc/en/
http://offtime.co/
https://freedom.to/
https://www.rescuetime.com/
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Rachel’s Answer

You should start college planning to study every day. Attend your classes. Do the homework. When you find a class difficult, attend office hours early in the semester. If you continue to struggle, get a tutor. There are many fun opportunities that college presents, but none of these will be possible if you are failing your classes.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Richard’s Answer

Treat school like a job. Get up early, get to work and when your work is done at the end of the day, you can spend time on social life or organizations.

Go to class. Plan to spend 2-3 hours studying for every hour of lecture. Attend your professor's office hours and any TA review sessions. If there is a test bank, use that as a study tool to understand what your professor wants you to focus on for the test.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Vinay’s Answer

The best tool that I have used for note taking is google documents. You can then put it on cloud and access it from anywhere and any device.

0