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What study tips can I use to improve my study habits?

I am a college student that needs to learn how to study effectively. I read my books but I tend to forget easily because I try to remember a lot of information at the same time. Are there study strategies for college students that can help one stay organized and manage study time effectively. If there are methods that you have adopted for studying books that have worked for you, please share them. Thanks a lot.

Jan Berry

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Tara Andrews on October 26, 2018

Hello there. I was once in your shoes but the moment I started applying the tips that I would state below, studying a book became less frustrating.

Cram? NO: Cramming is one thing that you should avoid when you are learning how to study. Of you ignore school work until it is almost time for exams or tests, avoid it. Set reading time for yourself each day and stick to it. The more you read, the more likely it is for you to retain information and be prepared to take any tests or exams but when you try to cram so many things at a short period of time, there is a huge chance of forgetting it.

Plan your time and stay organized: You should have a dedicated study time every day to review your notes, research and do the assignment. Map out time for every activity that you need to engage in each day and make sure that your study time is fixed into it.

Rest well: After so much activity at school, usually you are very tired, take a bath, eat and relax. The truth is that every human body needs rest and when we do not give the body its rest, later it may have a really bad influence on us. The key to successful studying is to get enough nap or sleep in order to have an active brain to study your books during the day.

Avoid missing classes: The reason why you should avoid this is that there are certain things that could be shared in a class by either a lecturer or other students. It could be useful to you while writing an examination or assignment, which you could miss out on if you skip classes.

Avoid Procrastination: If you make plans to study at a certain time each day, do it.
This is not a one-size-fits-all solution because people differ that is why I have included links to get more information on college study strategies for students. 

I hope these studying tips will help you achieve your educational goals.

Noel Byrda year ago

These are all excellent study tips. Thanks for sharing. I would love to add to these though. You see, being excellent at studying is something that one needs to master efficiently. After reading my books, at the end of each week, I set tests for myself. These tests help me remember everything.

I also have a study group. We all choose topics that we are really good at and teach it to other members of the group. This method is very effective and has helped me learn some courses that used to be very difficult. The beautiful thing is when you teach others, the subject sticks better and because we are all students, I feel more comfortable asking questions and getting clarifications. Hope this helps. Good luck. 

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