When I think of college the first scenarios that come to mind are books, classes, lots of homework and all nighters of beer pong. Maybe not necessarily in that order… But for practicality’s sake, let’s stick to the basics.
College is a one way ticket to expanding your knowledge and learning how to apply those skills to real life. Sure, not every text book is going to provide you with a ‘how to pass this course‘ or a ‘win your professor over’ guide, but every credit point counts and earning them will get you one step closer to your degree.
The trick is understanding how to make those credits count so they can reflect positively on your overall scorecard at the end of each semester. Learn how to avoid falling into the pass/fail precipice with these simple study solutions below:
# 1: Switch Up Your Study Space.
Selecting alternative study locations can significantly enhance your concentration.
# 2: Work With Peers On Homework.
The saying ‘two heads are better than one‘ does come in handy when working on a class project or assignment. Getting together with a few of your classmates is a great way to divide and conquer the work load. Another benefit of working with your peers is exploring alternative answers to the problems you’re being asked to answer or solve.
# 3: Practice Makes Perfect.
The great thing about the internet is that you can find practically anything within a few moments. Try ‘googling’ a practice test or exam for your specific course or the material you’re studying.
# 4: Get To Know Your Professor/Teacher.
When you first begin a class, introduce yourself to your teacher. If you’re a few weeks in and haven’t yet, now is the time to get started – better late than never applies here too! Your ability to communicate with your professor is important and may be useful if you have questions you’re unsure of or want to earn extra credit. Participating in class is another great way to win your professor over. Teacher’s appreciate it when you pay attention and appear interested in the topics they’re teaching. Plus, if you’re paying attention to what they’re saying from the front of the room, you’re more likely to hear the ‘you’ll want to remember this‘ statements. When those are brought up, it usually means your teacher will have that material on a test.
# 5: Rest.
This tip is easily said, rather than done – but the more rest you have the more productive you’ll be. Going to class or a group study when you’ve only had 2+ hours isn’t in anyone’s best interest. It will negatively affect your performance or irritate your classmates. Remember, the more you contribute, the less likely you are to fail.
As a Dorm Room Movers Author, feel free to leave your comments or suggestions on additional study tips you’ve practiced and find useful.
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