Work at the university level is usually thought of as a great deal more difficult than in high school. There are more reading assignments, and the exams and papers cover a greater amount of material. Instructors expect students to do more work outside the classroom. To be most successful, students must take responsibility for their academic career. Because the work is so different and so much more demanding than high school, many students need to adjust their approach to studying.
Although not every student uses the same study strategies, all successful students use strategies for managing their time, taking notes, organizing reading material and preparing for exams. The following study guides will provide practical ways to make those necessary changes.
- Organizing Your Time
- Sample Weekly Schedule (How to budget your time)
- Note Taking
- Cornell Method of Note Taking
- Mind Mapping
- Problem Solving
- Effective Textbook Reading
- Effective Textbook Marking
- How to Improve Your Memory
- Exam Preparation
- Test Anxiety
- Taking an Exam
Other links to study skills in college:
- The University of St. Thomas provides an excellent resource for how to approach the task of studying in college. Study Guides and Strategies is located at http://www.studygs.net.
- How to Study is a comprehensive site providing information on Getting Ready to Study, Taking In Information, Remembering, and Output. It is worth checking out and is located at http://www.howtostudy.org.