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7. Finish Your Assignments On Time
This often proves to be difficult due to conflicts
with other classes, work and your social life. Students who manage
to read their assignments on time retain longer and require less
studying for exams. We know of a few students who kept up with all
of the assignments and were able to skip cramming for final exams,
much to the dismay of their fellow students. We're not saying
this is easy.
6. Choose Classes that you like and find
interesting in the first place
Of course if you like a class and find it
interesting, you're more likely to pay attention without getting
bored. You are more likely to remember the lectures and the readings.
Choose to take classes with interesting lecturers, who help interest
and motivate you.
5. Study a Little Bit Every Day
It's much easier to study a little bit
every day than trying to get all of your studying done in one 10-hour
study session each week. You may find that you have more free time
to do other things without feeling guilty about a big pile of work
waiting for you at home.
4. Know your Strengths and Weaknesses in
People vary in how they respond to various
types of testing. Some do best at essays, while others do better
with multiple choice or short answers. If you are given a choice
of testing types choose the ones in which you excel. If you have
a weakness in one of these areas, we suggest you learn what it takes
to do better. Also make sure you clearly understand what criteria
your professor uses in grading.