Studying is a Skills
Why do some students who study all the time, just get by and others who hardly seem to study do well. It’s not always because they are smarter; it’s because they study smarter. Knowing how to study is what we will be focusing on in this class. Most students, especially students who have been out of school for a while, have not been taught how to study efficiently. In this course, we will explore different study skills to develop good study habits.
How to Study
Time management and being organized are extremely important in developing good study habits. Keeping a regular weekly study schedule will keep you focused and on track.
Keeping good notes is not as easy as it sounds. We tend to write everything down instead of taking down what is important. There are different ways to take notes, find the way that works best for you.
Keep a separate notebook for each course and start a new chapter on a new page, and date and number each page help to keep you organized, because the sequence of material is very important. Write only on one side of the paper so you can set them out side-by-side for easier reviewing when studying for a test. Leave spaces in the margins of your notes allows you to add important points later. Make your notes short and to the point and include details and facts of the main points. Review your notes often, because we tend to forget quickly, and this will make you remember them more completely.
A visual learner learns by visualizing what he is studying. Some students draw pictures or watch videos to learn the subject matter. The use of flash cards is a useful tool for the visual learner. There are now also websites like Quizlet and Studyblue, which students can download flashcard apps to their laptop or phone to make online flashcards to study their subject matter. This is very helpful when studying definitions and medical...