• Set up a study schedule.
  • Know your professors' names and contact information.
  • Study in a comfortable environment.
  • Study without distractions.
  • Study with others in your class.
  • Stay current with your assigned readings.
  • Take breaks (average attention span is 20 minutes).
  • Put information into your own words.
  • Read in increments (20 pages or 10 pages here and there).
  • Connect new information to old information.
  • Take notes on major points in the text.
  • Read with a pencil or pen in your hand and reactively make comments.
  • Reward yourself for productive study sessions.
  • If you continue to have trouble in an area or subject, seek out tutoring at the Learning Center.

For Online Students - Keep a file of some sort on key concepts, resources, or possible test questions.  Don't let important ideas slide away!