Tips for Students

Study Skills

  • Find a quiet place to study. Home or library.
  • Avoid doing your homework or studying in front of the T.V. You lose concentration.
  • Read your syllabus. If you do not understand something, ask your professor for clarification.
  • Study with a friend or have a study group. One or more group members are likely to understand something you do not. Share your notes and ask questions with each other.
  • Know your learning style: visual, auditory, tactile/kinesthetic
  • Give yourself a break. For example, five  minute break after twenty-five minutes of studying.
  • To help remember information more easily, try to relate what you are studying to what you already know.
  • Begin with the most difficult  assignments, and then advance to the easier ones.
  • Determine what is the best time for you to study. For example, in the morning, in the afternoon, or at night. Then study at that time every day.
  • After each study session, try to remember the main points and as many details as possible.
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions. This is a way to find answers. Ask your professors, librarians, or classmates.
  • Try to study when you are rested and alert. Sometimes last minute study is a waste of time.
  • Use all the sources you have to study; class notes and books.