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Tips for Students: Top Study Habits

For every college student that has established good study habits, there is another who needs help with how to study in college. We’ve compiled some study strategies that should assist you in achieving your goals and objectives, no matter the course.

Assessing your study habits

A key area for any college student in the quest to obtain good study habits is time management and motivation. If these are areas that you struggle in, they should be at the top of your goals and objectives list to tackle. After all, how to study in college really begins with the understanding of Read More…


Top Test-taking Tips for College Students

How many times has your lecture been interrupted by a student asking, “Will this be on the test?” Unnerving as the question may be, it does demonstrate that the student is thinking ahead to the test. Though their focus may be short-sighted, you can nonetheless use their motivation to teach your students how to prepare for the test and then deal with different testing formats such as objective or essay exams.

Preparing for exams

In her book, Orientation to College Learning, 7th Edition, Dianna L. Van Blerkom addressed how students can master necessary college skills such as preparing for Read More…


The Benefit of a Study Group and Other Support Systems

Collaboration is a great skill for college students to learn and practice. Joining or creating a study group is an easy way to experience the benefit of your peers’ knowledge. These kinds of support systems, whether in the form of other students, your family, or your professors, can be an invaluable resource for college students.

Creating your study group

It might be tempting for college students to create a study group with their friends and view their meetings as a time to hang out. To truly get the benefit of a study group, you should treat it as much more Read More…


How to Build Student Engagement in Study Sessions

Studying is essential for college students to remember facts, understand material, and get the most out of their education, yet there aren’t courses in studying. Fortunately, there are ways you can help if students are exhibiting poor study skills. Within lesson plans, before or after class and in office visits, teachers can encourage student engagement in study sessions. If you’re considering creating a new study session for students in your class, here are some classroom ideas to develop essential study skills and strategies on how to study for a test.

Importance of study sessions

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College Student Engagement in Study Sessions

Studying is essential for college students to remember facts, understand material and get the most out of their education. Yet there aren’t courses in studying. Teachers can take up the slack if students are exhibiting poor study skills. Within lesson plans, before or after class and in office visits, teachers can encourage student engagement in study sessions. If you’re considering creating a new study session for students in your class, here are some classroom ideas to develop essential study skills and strategies on how to study for a test. Students may be stressing over their preparedness for class and Read More…


Tips for Students: How to Study with 5, 3, or 1 Day Until the Exam

Spring has sprung and the semester is nearly over, which means final exams are finally here. While creating a solid study plan over several days is considered the best practice, sometimes life happens, and students need to fit a week’s worth of studying into a few days, or even just one night. With that in mind, here are three study plans students can use no matter how much (or little) time they have.

Steps for every study plan

In her text Essential Study Skills, 8th ed, author Linda Wong outlines the process for creating a study plan that all students Read More…


Tips for Students: Top Apps for Focus and Organization

The end of the semester is in your sights. Good concentration and study skills are even more vital than usual this time of year. Mobile applications are simple ways for college students to study smarter, research faster, and get organized. But where to begin? Try these top mobile apps for keeping up with the demands of your college courses.

Improve focus

We’ve all heard the stats about mulitasking: it doesn’t actually save us any time at all, but instead wastes considerable time as we frequently flip back and forth between tasks. Your brain takes a while to get back into the zone each time you switch Read More…


Tips For Students: How to Take Good Notes for Studying

Taking good notes throughout the semester may mean the difference between simple study sessions or decoding sessions later on. Your time is too valuable for you to just sit in class, day after day, only going through the motions of taking notes.

Only writing down what’s on the board won’t cut it. Scribbling incoherently won’t help you either. Try these tips for taking neat class notes that will be of use to you later on for studying and review. Read More…


Tips for Students: Studying for Finals on Thanksgiving Break

For students who need extra study time, and those who just can’t get enough, Thanksgiving Break is a good chance to review materials in a more relaxing setting. Studying for finals takes time and patience. Waiting until the week of finals to begin is a sure-fire recipe for disaster, not to mention stress.

Get a head start

Most of the time, your final exams are going to be comprehensive of all or most of the semester. This makes studying for the test nearly impossible to do in just a few days. Save yourself some undue stress by starting on it slowly. Read More…


Tips for Students: Arrive Prepared to Study with a Tutor

Tutoring is highly advantageous before exams as well as throughout the school year. Yet, some hesitant students may be unsure how to utilize the service or even where to begin. Help your students prepare for finals by sharing these tips on how to study with a tutor.

Start now

It’s best to make an appointment when you first detect signs of struggling in a course. Or, if you’re just trying to get a leg up on finals, now is the time to start visiting a tutor. Visit your school website, your advisor, or your major’s department to learn what resources might be available.

Arrive

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