Learn how to study smarter.
Here are some good study habits for you to think about.
- Make a daily schedule listing all activities including study time, and stick to it.
- Avoid spending too much time on unimportant routine tasks and not enough time on important ones. Evaluate each activity on your list according to its priority and constantly review your priorities during the day.
- Plan study times for when you are most alert. Sessions of about one hour with five to ten minute breaks are most effective.
- Do not waste valuable time between classes. Review your notes after class.
- If you have an hour between classes, find an empty classroom in an academic building and do some studying or reviewing!
- Do your work as soon as you can. Don't put off assignments and have to hurry to complete them on time.
- Study in a quiet place free from distractions.
- Try to study in the same place every day and save that place for studying only, if possible. Make sure the space is adequately lit and not too warm.
- Take breaks during your study sessions. Get up, walk around, eat a snack, and make sure that you get away from your study area for at least 5 minutes.
For more information on how to study smarter, make an appointment with one of our staff members. Student groups can also schedule study workshops. Call or [[deanofstudents,email]] the Dean of Students Office and we will schedule a meeting.