Study Skills

10 Steps to Improving Your Study Skills

February 12, 2013

Improving your study skills can be the great educational equalizer. Effective studying is the one element guaranteed to produce good grades in school. But it is ironic that students are almost never taught how to study – effectively – in school. Example: An important part of studying is note-taking, yet few students receive any instruction […]

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How to Read a Math Textbook

February 12, 2013

The way you read a math textbook is different from the traditional way students are taught to read textbooks in high school or college. Students are taught to read quickly or skim the material. If you do not understand a word, you are supposed to keep on reading. Instructors of other courses want students to […]

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21 Tips For Improving Math Study Skills

February 12, 2013

Spend as much time on math homework as needed.  Complete your most difficult homework assignments first.  Read ahead in the math textbook and prepare questions for the instructor.  For each chapter, prepare your own list of math vocabulary words.  Find a study buddy and set up group study times.  Develop practice tests and time yourself […]

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Tips To Form a Good Study Group

February 1, 2013

1. Forming the group: The ideal study group is comprised of 3 or 4 students. It’s not recommended to form groups of 5 or more students. Determine ahead of time how long each study session will last and meet once weekly at a minimum. Every group member should be committed. In other words, they should […]

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8 tips to select your college classes

February 1, 2013

After you have been admitted to a school, your next task is to enroll in classes. This can be a very difficult decision since most colleges offer more classes than high schools. Since you will have so many courses to select from, utilize the following strategies before making your decisions. 1. Review the Course Catalog […]

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6 Types of Test-Taking Errors

January 25, 2013

1. Misread Direction Errors These errors occur when you skip directions or misunderstand directions but answer the question or do the problem anyway. To avoid this type of error, read all the directions. 2. Careless Errors Mistakes made which can be caught automatically upon reviewing the test. To avoid type of error, watch for simple […]

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10 Steps to Better Test Taking

January 24, 2013

Step 1 – Use a memory data dump. Upon receiving your test, turn it over and write down the information that you put on your mental cheat sheet. Your mental cheat sheet has now turned into a mental list and writing down this information is not cheating. Do not put your name on it, do not skim […]

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The right way to be a successful student

January 19, 2013

Set Long-Term and Short-Term Goals Set Priorities Integrate All the Parts into Your Total Success Knowing clearly what you want will set you on the right path from the very beginning of your journey to success. What are the important goals in your college career? In your life? How can you set priorities, keep a […]

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Doing Homework Tips

January 17, 2013

When doing homework, you are actively using the knowledge you learned to solve problems. Reading textbook and attending lectures are somewhat “passive.” You get a much better understanding after doing some problems. In some sense, material is learned by doing many, many problems, especially the harder problems. A fatal mistake many students make is, after […]

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Test Taking Skills

January 16, 2013

Review Before Tests Begin your test preparation activities as far in advance as you can. Go over your texts, notes, and homework. Make sure you understand and remember every part. Then try to summarize the material into one or a few pages. Study your summary until you become very familiar with it. Learn to anticipate […]

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