Attending college, technical and other forms of higher education is a change from high school academics. Most college programs expect a vigorous study habits from their students and unfortunately, most freshman are not prepared. Knowing how to properly study can help avoid receiving a low grade point average.
- Read the textbook – The assigned text should be read at least three times not including examination preparation. A walk-through that includes reading chapter subtitles, bolded terms and illustrations should be the first browse at the material. The second reading should occur before the educator lectures on the subject matter. A last reading of the text should happen after the class lecture.
- Write notes – Taking written comments on lectures and text helps to retain knowledge or explain complicated concepts. Take notes when reading the text and write down questions with any comments to ask during class. Scribe out any information given during class activities and lectures.
- Find extra help- Sometimes students learn better by using different ways of achieving information. Many textbooks offer companion websites that provide chapter quizzes, flashcards and other resources. Study groups help many people learn academic content better. Most educators have offic
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e hours that allow students to meet with them and answer questions.
- Attend class- The easiest method of achieving good grades is to attend classes. Many teachers will take into consideration students with regular attendance and that arrive on time. All assignments should be completed and turned in even when there is an absence. Many courses allow make-up work for low scores.