Fall Semester. It’s finally here and now it’s time to get back on the grind! We’ve put together a list of 6 helpful study tips to help you bounce back from the break.
1. Online Study Groups
Normally when in class, if you have questions or are struggling you could ask your classmates for help. Now, it may not be as easy to just ask the person next to you anymore, but it’s still possible! Create an online study group! Try to contact some people in your class and ask if they would like to join. You can plan to video chat every week or so to go over the material.
2. Rewrite it
Having trouble remembering something? Is it just not sticking? Try rewriting it! Get a piece of paper and write it down as many times as it takes for you to remember without looking at it. You can test this with a flashcard by trying to recite it from memory and flip it over to see if you got it.
3. Avoid Procrastinating
We’ve all done it. The motivation is just not there, but that means neither is the work! To avoid (or let’s be honest, minimize) procrastinating, try working in stages! It’s good to get your work done early, but you don’t have to do it all at once. Take on your assignment day by day, one step at a time!
4. Estimate Time
Constantly running out of time? Think about the work you have due and estimate how long it will realistically take you to finish. After that, add another 30 minutes to an hour to that time. This way you give yourself enough time to finish your assignment and if you finish earlier than expected, great!
5. Note Check
After class, take a look at the notes you just took and go over them again. While taking notes in class, we tend to focus more on making sure everything gets written down rather than actually listening and absorbing the information. By going over your notes right after, it helps you to remember what you’ve just learned. If you don’t understand something from your notes you can ask about it in your next class.
6. Bad Grade?
Remember, grades aren’t everything! If you get a less than pleasing grade, don’t let it get you down! Instead, start figuring out what went wrong. Maybe it was studying not enough, procrastinating, or taking bad notes. Once you figure out what it was, try to fix the problem so you can do better next time.
Try out these tips and see if any of them work for you; it never hurts to try! If you have any other tips you’d like to share to help others, leave a comment or message us on social media @untunion!