Can you believe by now you’ve made it through your first 4 weeks of classes?! You’ve (hopefully) found a good group of friends to hang out with and made it through the first few weeks of classes…
By now, those dreaded first exams are coming up. I remember being in your shoes, with no idea what to expect and terrified beyond belief! I had the opportunity to attend a study skills seminar hosted by one of my professors during my first semester and the tips he shared were so important that I’ve remembered them since.
- Read the chapters before each class. If a professor brings in outside information, you will be able to recognize it (and therefore take better notes) instead of just assuming it’s in the book and realizing it’s not all too late.
- Do your homework and review your notes as soon as possible, no later than 24 hours after the class meeting. Review your notes every single day.
- Don’t cram for exams. Study every day and build on your knowledge base.
- Use a tape-recorder, if your professor allows it. You won’t have to worry about writing every single word during class lectures.
- Most importantly, remember why you are in college. Hopefully, to get an education that will get you the opportunity for a good career.
Good luck and have a great semester!