It’s difficult to find time to study with all of the distractions that you have as a high school student but remember the grades you earn are a very important part of college admissions decisions. My advice would be for you to set a time apart each day for studying and to stick with it. I would also try to find a quiet place where you are not easily distracted with things such as the internet, videogames, and television. The sooner you finish studying the more time you’ll have to do fun things!
Getting a good GPA in college is crucial and in order to do so, you must learn how to study properly and effectively. Make sure you find out what study method works best for you.
Note these tips below to ace your exams in college.
- Make flashcards.
- Find a study group or study buddy.
- Have a designated study area that is quiet and comfortable.
- Highlight and annotate the material.
- Rewrite essential information.
- Make a study guide.
Studying might not seem like the most important part of college, but it does play a big role in college life. You’ll take several classes at a time in college, and if you take two similar classes, you might not have to spend as much time studying. One semester, I took five psychology classes dealing with similar issues, so I didn’t have to study as much—however, I did study! Then I had a semester where I was taking an art class, a music class, a psychology class, a math class, and a Chicano studies class, and I had to study every day because I had to learn about different issues in each class.
Studying isn’t most fun thing to do on a Friday night, and it’s especially not fun the night before a big test. It is best if you study ahead of time. It’s true when they say to study a little each night—I try to do it, and it has helped me a lot in my classes. What I have found helpful is studying with a group. That way, if I don’t know something, someone can help me out and later on when I go over it by myself I understand the material better. Studying will help you do great in classes!