There is no doubt that good study skills and techniques are very important for attaining academic success. These are five study skills and techniques that will make your college life a lot easier.
That day you have been waiting for has finally arrived and you have officially become a university student. You are so excited and are now attending classes, happy about the big decision and step you have taken towards your dream. You sit in class, concentrating on everything you learn and spend the remainder of your day thinking about how fortunate you are that you get to spend the next few years learning so many incredible new things.
Suddenly, you have a quiz or exam and you find out that as excited as you were when you first started, you can’t translate your enthusiasm into high grades. If that’s happened to you, you’re not alone.
A lot of students are facing the same challenge. After all, studying in a university is more intense, and it requires building new skills that we usually don’t learn in high school. Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn.
Make Your College Life Easier with These Study Skills and Techniques
Practice these study skills and techniques to make your life a lot easier.
Master the art of note-taking
It happens to everyone. We think we’ll remember something. It’s too important to forget. But we get inundated with so much other stuff – cat videos on YouTube, a silly fight in the family etc. Even if you take notes, it doesn’t mean you are doing it effectively. It’s important to get familiar with note-taking strategies, and finding the one that best fits you.
Some of these include: paying attention to boldface words and headings, reworking main ideas into concepts that are easily understood, being attentive to captions, using different modes of note-taking, including highlighters, sticky notes, index cards, graphs, charts, and diagrams and making sure the notes taken answer/reference the objectives and questions that accompany each lesson.