Thursday, September 18, 2008

Study Tips

We’re a month into the new semester at Vol State. That means tests and quizzes are becoming more common. For new students it can be extremely frustrating. Studying for college is nothing like it was for high school. You need to be much more proactive than reactive when you study for college courses.

Here are a few tips from

  • Make use of the Thigpen Library. There are plenty of cubby holes and such in the Library’s two floors for everyone to find a place to settle down and dig into their HIST 1010 reading. The library also has rooms on the second floor for study groups.

  • Remember to take a break after every hour or so of studying. Give your brain a chance to absorb the material. If you can, try to spread out to a few short sessions.

  • Studying in a group is very effective. Being in a group is a great way to keep you on track, and it will ease some of the tension and stress of studying.

  • Avoid studying in your bedroom, office, etc. Find a place that you can call and designate as your study place.

  • Rank your subjects on how difficult they are. Do your hardest subjects first, and the easiest last.

  • If you don’t understand something, ask your professor or visit their office. Check your syllabus for their phone number and where their office is at.

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