Bad Study Habits Keeping You Down? Tips to Improve The Way You Study
At the risk of sounding like your mother – well, we know how important it is to develop good study habits sooner rather than later! From Google Chrome Extensions to Firefox Browser Add-ons, we’ve already shared ways that technology can help you increase your productivity. We’ve got tips to help you improve your study habits so when the college workload hits you like a ton of bricks…you’ll be ready!
Everyone has that time of day where work seems impossible. Your energy lags, your attention span is missing in action, and motivation is out the window. Try to figure out when you feel the most alert and schedule your important college related activities and study time accordingly.
Are you always rushing to make morning classes? Stop while you’re ahead! Figure out in advance what you’re going to wear. Gather together snacks, keys, your wallet, purse, cell phone, and laptop. Get everything organized and ready for the day.
Jot it down!
College professors will be heaping on the homework. Assignments, study groups, or dinner with friends? Don’t rely on your memory – write it down! Whether you use a planner, small calendar, your laptop, or a notebook, get used to writing down everything you need to do and you’ll save yourself plenty of headaches and missed deadlines in the long run!
It’s called time management. What are the most important items on your to-do list? While it might be tempting to hang out everyday with your friends, those essays won’t write themselves (unfortunately). Learn how to juggle your college homework with studying, friends, and campus activities early on before it becomes a problem.
Get into the homework groove and out of the procrastination rut. Wouldn’t it be nice having a paper done days before it’s due – instead of mere hours? When you feel overwhelmed – take a break! Use 15 minutes to do anything but schoolwork and come back to it feeling a little refreshed, energized, and ready to dig back in!
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