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What are the best study skills for university education?

I’m would love to find a good study helper. I would love to start off on a high note academically and maintain the same throughout the entire course. Personally, I believe that great things come from great beginnings. I want to take charge of my study skills from the onset because I understand that it is not like high school. My high school teachers basically taught me how to study hard. However, I’m aware that study habits for college vary from those of high school students.

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Kaitlin Dean on January 5, 2018

Below are the essential studying skills for all university students:

  • Make good notes: Well taken notes are an indicator of good study habits in college. Making good notes is not easy for everyone. The most important part is to note down the vital concepts of the lecture or book without putting down too much filler information. Make sure you do not miss out on the important bits when making the notes. Consult your professor whenever you feel lost.
  • Be Very Organized: Have an elaborate calendar showing all your plans i.e. lectures, events and other activities. This will enable you to create time for studying every day. Organization is one of the most important study tips for university education. File your marked assignments and make flashcards for important concepts. These will really help you during exams. It is better to learn how to study in a smart way than to study hard.
  • Get off your gadgets: This is always difficult as most students use laptops a lot. However, the internet is a major interference and spending less time on related gadgets is one of the best decisions for a college student. You can control yourself and impose limitations such as not looking at your phone during class.
  • Stop Cramming: Another important study habit for college is not cramming. Do not put off your study until the time when exams start to approach. This will make you want to grasp a lot at the last minute forcing you to cram. Try to pace yourself during your studies. Study a bit daily. This will prevent D-day exhaustion that hinders remembrance.
  • Take a Break: Learn to manage your time. Do not overly immerse yourself in studies as you will end up doing much more work than is required. Take adequate breaks in between your studies.
  • Create a customized study environment: People have their own ideal environment for studying. Some require a quiet room for reading, while others prefer the busy places. Some may want to listen to music while studying, others need pin drop silence. Try out various environments so as to find out what best suits you.
  • Join a study group: Many students agree that getting study helpers who are particularly better in their fields of study has helped them greatly improve their scores. Arrange to meet at least twice a week. Commitment to such groups will help you to revise and study in an organized manner.

Larry Warrena year ago

This is a very informative post. Moreover, I’d like to point out that you should never rely on Wikipedia as a source of information. Use good scholarly work instead. Do not make regular Google searches and expect them to yield quality information fit for a college research paper.

I strongly recommend you choose the most appropriate course for you. Don't settle for any course. Choose the classes you really feel you can tackle. To get good grades in college, it's very important that you pick the right courses. Do not accept any standard courses offered to freshmen. Instead, select your courses one by one based on your requirements, majors offered, your personal interests and prospects.

The most important study habit for college is to pay keen attention to what the lecturer writes down on the board. If PowerPoints are used make relevant notes. Grasp any information that is given.


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