1. Read class notes before you go to bed
Don’t stay up all night cramming for an exam. You won’t remember. You will do much better getting a good night’s sleep (even if you feel like you haven’t studied enough) The process of storing long term memories occurs while you sleep.
AKA no sleep=no memory formation
2. Study in advance
You will remember more information studying a little each day and then doing a review before the test versus cramming the night before
3. Wake up early
Make that days to‐do list, eat breakfast, and prepare for the day. If you aren’t a morning person, prepare things the night before so you won’t be frazzled in the morning trying to gather things and run out the door
4. Read your notes/problems out loud!!
5. Color code your planner
Right when you get your syllabus write down all due dates for homework, projects, and tests. Have a color for every class (i.e. Biology=purple, English=red, History=green, Outside activities=black)
You can also color code your notes! It makes it more fun to study!
6. Go to EVERY class (even if attendance is not required)
Lectures are usually very important and it gives you a good chance to review what you’ve studied as well as ask questions
7. Meet your professors (even the scary/intimidating ones)
Your professors are there to help! It can be intimidating to go into office hours at first, but they’re dying for someone to come in and talk to them because they just sit there if noone comes in. Building a relationship with your professors from the beginning will help a lot when you’re borderline at the end of the semester. c. Also they’ve been studying this subject a lot longer than you so when you’re stuck and don’t understand, there’s no one better to ask than them!
8. NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS (LOTS OF THEM)
9. Set weekly/monthly/semesterly/yearly goals!
“Success is the attainment of goals you set for yourself” ‐Howard Terry
Goals keep you on track and motivated. It’s OKAY to readjust goals as you go. Life can’t always be planned and go perfect. Set goals and have a plan so when life gets bumpy it’s easier to read just a premade plan and get back on track.