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Study Tips and Tricks

Despite the fun you may have on the weekend, the real reason you are in college in to learn. And, for most, learning involves studying – lots of studying. Don’t settle for all-nighters and 10 cups of black coffee. Use these tips and tricks to help you make it through the year:

Study in Chunks. Focus on one subject for 30-50 minutes and then take a break for 5-10 minutes.

Study in the Daytime. Do your hardcore studying during the daytime. You will be more efficient because you will have more energy and be able to concentrate better.

Create a Study Schedule. Pencil in time to study every day and stick to the plan. Rank your classes and study in order of importance.

Avoid All-Nighters. Cramming everything in at the last minute will not allow you to retain as much information as if you had studied a little bit each night for several weeks. Instead of staying up all night, bolstered by coffee and Red Bull, review the material in the evening and get 8 hours of sleep the night before an exam.

Take Good Notes. In order to get the most out of your studying, you need to be able to understand what is it you are reading. Take clear, organized notes at every class. Develop a system that you understand and stick with it. You notes can then be turned into a flow chart of sorts for more effective studying.

Use Color. Color-code your notes for help remembering key topics and ideas. Use a highlighter to point out major themes.


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    casassy62688

    about 6 years ago

    290 comments

    Great info......thanks for the tips!

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    RiannaP

    about 6 years ago

    48 comments

    Great tips!

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    wiyuna

    about 6 years ago

    126 comments

    wow...this help me alot ^^

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    bourdony

    about 6 years ago

    68 comments

    i shudder at the thought of myself in a bathing suit. there was a time i could but my current figure well. i am stlill trying to get back to picking up a book. so much has happened this summer and with the just recent passing of my dad im in a slump.but knowing all of you out there in similar circunstances gives me solace. i;ll snap out of thisyour article is good thanks for all the info and encouragement. elizabeth_bourdony@yahoo.com

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    NCnurse

    about 6 years ago

    62 comments

    good article, but i have a problem with getting into study groups because everyone lives so far away and they seem to have made there own study groups. how should i go about asking them if i can study with them. I know lots of them live close by each other and far away for me. So i cant go and meet up with them. Help.

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Great info

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    vwoods

    about 6 years ago

    130 comments

    I was needing this. I am in my third weeks of nursing school, and a little bit overwhelmed.

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