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5 Tips for Successful Study Sessions

Studying doesn’t have to be a stressful aspect of your education that leaves you feeling exhausted. With the right studying skills, you can get more out of each session and likely spend less time reading and re-reading your notes.

These 5 tips will help you get the most out of your classes and set you up to excel in your career.

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute

Last-minute studying will cause you to rush through your material and not give you enough time to process the information you’re consuming. Instead of “cramming” the day before an exam, look over your notes once a day and give yourself time to think about the material. Each time you revisit your notes, you may notice something new or consider an angle you hadn’t thought of before.

  1. Have a study buddy

It can be helpful to gain another classmate’s perspective and have conversations about the material rather than reading and re-reading your notes to yourself. A study buddy can also help you prepare for exams by creating questions for you to answer, and vice versa.

  1. Use images

Visual representations help create mental images that stick in our memories. If you are having trouble with a particular concept, try creating a diagram or model that represents all the information. This will be particularly helpful for students who are visual or hands-on learners.

  1. Stick to a routine

Try to get into the habit of studying a little bit of material every day. Once studying becomes a part of your routine it will become less stressful for you and help make sure you aren’t “cramming” the night before a big test.

  1. Take a break

If you find that you’re having trouble with a particular concept or topic, move on to another one or take a break. Come back to the material with fresh eyes so you can see things that you might have been missing the first time.

If you need help with understanding your lessons, you are always welcome to set up a time to speak one-on-one with your professor. It’s important that you feel supported in and out of class and have everything you need to be successful while here at Atlantis University.

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