by Hunter Cisco
Going into college, the number one thing I wish somebody would have told me, or showed me rather, is a good studying technique that worked for me. When I first came to college, it was a challenge trying to adjust to college life, do course work, and develop an effective study method simultaneously. If you do not have a method already, the first step is to READ THE BOOKS. Many do not, and it really does help in understanding and retention of the topics. The key to success is to attend class and take useful notes. Then, when you get back from class, GO OVER THE NOTES (once the night after class and a second time the next day). Notes are there for review, not just to write and forget about. You will not believe the amount of time you save doing this as opposed to cramming and you will find you do not have to study as hard for exams to do very well.