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Is it necessary to get study tips for college?

A lot of my friends and family members have been emphasizing the need for good study skills in college. Some of them have even gone as far as sharing their own study tips for college with the intention of preparing me for college. One of my friends even gave me a study skills handbook to help me develop great skills for studying. Personally, I do not think it is important to get these tips because I was a top student in my class and I know a thing or two about studying.

Samantha Stevenson

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Kevin Sutter on January 23, 2018

You are very lucky because you have a lot of people around you who are willing to share their experience and advice with you. Numerous students fail in college because they did not have adequate preparation before they started college. You might think it is going to be easy for you to study in college because you were a top student but this is rarely the case. College is different. Classes are structured differently, the teaching methods are different and the material is quite complex. Therefore, it is very important to develop good studying skills suited for college. Therefore, to answer your question, it is very important to listen and take the tips for college study that you are being given by your friends and family members.

I heard about a good studying skills handbook. The author uses a very good approach. She recognizes that every student has their own unique formula for success and tries to use different strategies to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses. I learned different things about core study skills like research, academic writing, critical thinking, revision and teamwork among others. I also learnt about time management, memory joggers and taking breaks to have fun and socialize. This book really taught me how to study effectively in college and gave me some insight on what to expect in college. Honestly, I do not think I would have performed so well without this book. I would really suggest you read it or go through the one you already have. You will learn so much about studying and it will pay off once you get to college.

All in all, take the advise you are being given and try to figure out how you can incorporate it into your life. You might not think you need the advice now but when you get to college and use the advice you were given, you will realize your friends and family really helped you by giving you the advice. The advice is also important because it enables you to focus on what matters once you start college which is very important for your success.

Tad Frazier2 years ago

People will always give you advice when you are getting into another stage of your life they have already passed. In most cases, these people are coming from a good place. They would like to advise you so that you do not end up making the same mistakes they did or share some knowledge that has been useful to them during college. However, it is really up to you to take or leave the advice. If you feel like the study tips for college might come in handy, take the advice and if not, leave it. It might also be a good idea to take the advice of those who have actually succeeded by using the tips they are sharing with you. This shows that the tips are effective and might also work well for you. It is always great to learn from other people’s experiences instead of learning from your own mistakes.

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