The links below are online inventories which survey key elements of good study skills. Completing one or more of these honestly and completely will give you insights into what you already do well and what you might need to work on.
Going to college requires getting your act together. This means that you must develop a schedule that includes all “regular” activities, such as classes, a part-time job, meals, family responsibilities while still leaving time to recharge your batteries. Being successful at all this takes planning.
Organization gives structure and motivation is the soul, the source of all action. Your motivation is both energy and direction. Without it, not much happens.
The link listed below can start you thinking about what really motivates you to go to college and take the classes you have selected.
Getting an education takes time. But time is sometimes hard to come by and even harder to use wisely.
Successful studying means budgeting your time. Here are some tips:
Where you study is important, too.
Active participation is a plus when it comes to class discussions. Being prepared can ease any anxiety you may have about speaking in class. Take advantage of the chance to express your opinions and test your ideas by following these guidelines.
Every student who takes a test feels some anxiety. It’s energizing and makes us focus, but having a lot of anxiety can be paralyzing. So, how can we keep enough anxiety to give us energy, but not so much that we can not focus?
What causes test anxiety?
Don’t put your whole future on the line with a single test. It’s unlikely that one test will “make or break” your chances.
Better study habits and some relaxation techniques can help keep your mind clear.
You can help yourself by learning how to relax and control your anxiety. But, don’t rely on drugs to help-they cause even more anxiety.
You can improve your concentration by learning some basic self- discipline techniques.
Don’t fall into the trap of having low expectations. Studying can bring results.
That’s because your tension has been released. Learning relaxation techniques should help you.