how to Sharpen study skills
Early in the first semester of college, many students discover that they don't actually know how to study effectively. This can be frustrating, particularly if the students have already botched a quiz or exam.
Fortunately, it's never too late for students to hone their study skills. In their book College Success Guide, Second Edition, authors Patricia Weiss and Dr. Karine Blackett share the following do's and don'ts for successful studying.
In the College Success Guide, Weiss and Blackett explain that a key to effective studying and academic success is using the right tools. They write, "Having the materials and technology you need, knowing how to read and take notes effectively and learning strategies for studying are all recognized as extremely important by successful students and teachers alike. There really is no excuse for any student to do anything but succeed in an on-campus or online environment with this information. Becoming a successful student just takes a little elbow grease, and we guarantee it will pay off."
For additional guidance on how to improve their study skills, students should turn to their professors. Often, professors welcome the opportunity to point students in the right direction.
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