Many of your study strategies–habits you have developed on and relied on over time–work great! Still, many students find when they start college or move into more challenging course material that some of those habits might need to be tweaked. It’s always useful to reflect on what study habits have been successful and what you might change – studying for college can be very different than studying in high school; you will be expected to not just memorize things, but to apply and evaluate information.
Below are some strategies that you can explore and try out! See what works for you!
- Before you get started, check out the Remote Learning Preparedness Checklist
- Things to Keep in Mind as you Participate in Online Classes (including troubleshooting tips!)
- Learning from Online Lectures and Discussions
- Studying Together Online in study groups or with a study buddy
- Participating in Remote Group Work
- The Cornell Note Taking System – How to use the Cornell note taking system. (Interactive Canvas module!)
- 3 P’s for Effective Reading – Purpose, Plan, and Preview
- Textbook Reading Systems – How to use the SQ3R and other reading systems.
Studying for and Taking Exams
- Exam Study Strategies: Concept Mapping – How to make a concept map. These are good for studying for exams.
- Exam Study Strategies: Guidelines for Creating a Study Schedule – Suggestions for making your study more efficient.
- Exam Study Strategies: The Five Day Study Plan – A way to plan when and how to study for exams.
- Exam Taking Strategies: How to Tackle Exam Questions – Strategies for different types of exam questions (e.g. multiple-choice, essay, etc…) and decoding exam questions.
- Preparing for Online Exams: Online Exam Checklist – Online exams present a unique set of logistical challenges, whether you are home or on-campus. Be prepared! Gather as much intel as possible about the testing format before the exam.
Getting your Questions Answered
- Office Hours – What they are and how to make the best use of them.
- LSC Supplemental Courses are offered in support of student learning in a variety of large introductory courses.
- LSC offers tutoring in a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, math, statistics, physics, languages, and economics.
- You can also form your own study group or find a study buddy.