http://studygs.net â€“ This website assists college students in learning a variety of skills that can aid in and promote the achievement of student success. Â A multitude of learning and studying strategies are given, giving the student the opportunity to pick the best technique for him/her.Â Some topics include:
- Study in the same place all the time, preferably at the school in the library or a study lounge.Â Avoid studying in the same place you do pleasure reading.
- Minimize distractions. Isolate yourself from TV, IPod, cell phone, and online networks.
- Be prepared to study, have all your necessary materials ready to go in your study area (highlighters, pens, notebooks, ect.).
- Schedule study time in your daily/weekly planner.Â Make sure you have allotted enough time. Appropriate study time is 2-4 hours per credit hour a week.Â For example, a three credit course requires 6-12 hours of study a week (per class).
- Complete assignments as soon as they are given. Donâ€™t procrastinate!
- Repeat what you have learned in three ways (1) read it (2) write it (3) say it out loud.
- Practice picking out important sentences while reading.
- Utilize your resources.Â Get to know your instructors and ask questions.Â If the material is difficult, sign up for tutoring.
- Try to mentally answer all questions asked during class, if you donâ€™t know the answer write down the question and review the material.
- Donâ€™t study longer than you can concentrate.Â Try studying for 35-40 minutes, take a short break, and then return to your studies.
Adjusting your study habits takes time and effort.Â Donâ€™t get frustrated, you wonâ€™t learn to study in one day.Â Stay with it and you will see positive results.Â Students can attend a Study Skills workshop or make an individual appointment with a Counselor to improve their study skills.Â For a list of available workshops check the upcoming events.