What were your study habits in college?

@yoj118 (329)
Philippines
February 5, 2009 10:47pm CST
I could still remember way back in college my study habits that I found to be effective as I was able to finish school with flying colors too. The following are the techniques I applied to my every day life a college student: 1. Prior school opening, I do some advance readings with regards to subjects matters included in the curriculum. 2. If I have extra money, I tend to buy books or booklets which are of relevance to any of my subjects and so for easy reference too 3. I never got tired of writing. Since in college, most of the professors would just dictate the whole lesson, I always make sure I have a pen and notebook with me to jot down important points and key ideas. 4. Prior examinations, I do advance reading of the topics included in the assessment whilst starting off with the most difficult subject and the easiest as the last one to study. I always have a highlighter for emphasis on key points in my notes or in the articles of the book. 5. Since I commute everyday because my home is of long distance to the university approx. 1 hour of travel by bus, if ever I have scheduled exams the next day, I tried to study even inside the bus. I even recalled requesting the bus driver not to switch off the light over my head so I could read my notes. 6. On the exam day itself, I tried to wake up as early as I can so I could get a quick review of the notes I've studies last night, make sure I eat my breakfast, and have slept well. 7. I never forget to stop by and pray in the adoration chapel near our university hallway so as to seek guidance and strength from Above, for whatever endeavor I'll be partaking on that day. Hope I have shared some wonderful tips to adopt an effective study habits particularly to those who are still pursuing their education. Goodluck! Cheers!
3 responses
@vonvonex (284)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Hmmm... Study habits... I don't have any study habits in college. I only study when their is an exam for tomorrow. I always get sleepy when I read book that does not interest me. I only study those I have an interest with. I don't know why I am like this but on my mothers side, during their time, they always study. Even my lola and mom still continued studying after college. My mom said that I have a mole on my head and according to them, persons with a mole on top or their head are bright persons but I have noticed is that I am not a bright person but I also noticed one thing about myself when listening to class discussions... I always get it right away when my teacher is discussing or should I say that I always understand when a teacher is discussing but when we have a quiz about the topic that was discussed a few days ago, I already forgot about it and usually get a low grade. Hehehehe... Isn't it weird? Hehehehe...
@yoj118 (329)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
There are some individuals who really don't have study habits but do well in school. They tend to be very attentive in class discussions and able to retain the information in their minds for a long period of time even without studying. As you've mentioned you have the ability though to quickly comprehend what your teachers discuss about however because of disinterest to further dig into the lessons even without exams, you tend to lose the information and therefore get low grades in the process. So it isn't weird really, the thing is, you ought to study and enjoy the learning process so you'll get good grades. Thanks for responding anyway. It's nice to hear your own perceptions and experiences regarding study habits. Cheers!
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I worked my butt off during college, and my GPA reflected it. I probably studied 2-3 hours for every hour I spent in class.
@yoj118 (329)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
At least your hard work pays off..that's what students should remember, school is just there to provide the avenue for learning and acquiring skills, but still , the student has the power in his hand to control his fate, so they should study hard and reap success in the end. Kudos!
• United States
6 Feb 09
Thank you for the tips. I just enrolled in classes today after being out of college for 7 years. (I decided to go back and finish my nursing degree.) I will try my best to do the things that you suggest...especially if they worked for you. I can definitely use all the help I can get. God bless!!!
@yoj118 (329)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
That's great! Deciding to go back and finish college after 7 years is really amazing. Goodluck to you!. Hope you finally achieve your dream to become a full-fledged nurse someday. God bless!