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 take on more challenging course material that some habits might need to be tweaked. Reflection is a powerful tool, and LSC is ready to help you delve into thinking about what study habits continue to work for you and what you might want to 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 you can explore and try out-see what works for you!
Studying for and Taking Exams
- Exam Study Strategies: Concept Mapping – How to make a concept map, and why they can help you tie ideas together.
- Exam Study Strategies: Guidelines for Creating a Study Schedule – Suggestions for making your study more efficient.
- Exam Study Strategies:
- 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.
- The Cornell Note Taking System – How to use the Cornell note taking system, with our 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.
- 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
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.