Why It Matters: Study Skills
Throughout your college career you’ll be responsible for completing many different types of assessments, like quizzes, essays, group projects, tests, exams, and more. In order to prepare well for these activities, it’s important that you study effectively.
Learn how to effectively prepare for various assignments, and how to use the new skills to continually shape your study habits.
Throughout your college career, you will be responsible for completing a lot of different types of “assessments,” such as pre-quizzes, essays, group projects, tests, and exams. Teachers assign these to record your learning. To prepare for these assessments, it is important that you study – and study effectively.
Marcel is just starting his freshman year of college. He knows he has to study in order to get good grades, but he finds himself pushing off his homework until the last minute. Marcel rarely completes his reading assignments – even when he doesn’t understand the material discussed in class. As the semester goes on, he finds himself doing multi-hour cram session right before each test starts, hoping he’ll retain the material at least as long as it takes to complete the test.
Can you identify the problems in Marcel’s study habits? More importantly, can you identify any more effective strategies he might implement?
In this section, we discuss how to effectively prepare for different assignments as they come, and how to use your results to shape your later studies.
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