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What actions will help me succeed in international studies?

The reason I ask this question is that I have always been passionate about international studies. I believe studying international affairs will give me a great platform to voice and develop my opinions. Information studies will also give me an opportunity to be a part of the world community and hopefully come up with different solutions to the major international problems. To achieve this, I will need to build effective study skills to succeed so as to create a strong foundation for my career. For this reason, I would like to know how to study hard and make the most of my education.

Timothy Norman

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Tara Andrews on January 5, 2018

The international study program is one of the most complex and rigorous programs. Students who take information study as their major are equipped with skills that prepare them to work in many different industries. You will be able to work in an organization that deals with international affairs like the U.S. Agency, in journalism, law, international business, humanities and social sciences among others. Therefore, before you begin thinking about how to develop effective skills for studying, the first thing you need to do is understand your program especially if you are a freshman. Contact the program coordinator to get more information about the program and discuss feasible courses of study for your needs.

Once you have understood your program and come up with a course of study, you can start thinking about how to work harder on your studies so that you can get good grades. There are several things you can do to study more effectively in school until you complete your studies. These include:

  • Prioritizing: When you get to college, there are many things that will require your attention like socializing, extracurricular activities and family among other things. If your aim is to succeed in your studies, you will need to make your studies a priority. Spend a good amount of your time studying but be sure to leave enough time to do other important things like socializing and spending time with family.
  • Be Involved: In most cases, practical work develops your skills more than theory work. Therefore, be sure to get involved in all practical activities offered in your program so that you can develop your skills.
  • Learn from others: Take some time to identify the strong students in your international affairs class. If there is any particular area or subject you struggle with, try asking for help from the strong students. This will enable you to strengthen your weak points which will eventually do wonders for your overall grade.
  • Study smart: Most people looking for a way to study more effectively assume that studying for long hours is the answer. This is not the case. Effective study shouldn’t involve long hours of cramming. You need to come up with a strategy that enables you to grasp as many concepts as possible even if you have been reading for only thirty minutes. This guide on studying smart will really be of help to you.

Emily Alexandera year ago

I agree. International studies like most programs in college require a student to spare enough time for studying in order to succeed. In this program, you will be required to understand different international markets, economies and social characteristics among many other things. Studying numerous countries is not an easy task. You need to be committed to your studies if you want to get good grades and succeed in the program. You not only need to do a lot of research and read a lot of books but also ask for clarification from professors when you do not understand and get as much assistance as you can from your friends. It might also be a great idea to join a study group especially for the topics that give you a hard time. Starting all this during your freshman year is the best idea because it will help you start strong and it will be easier for you to maintain your good grades.


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