Effective studying is an ongoing process that begins with the first day of classes.
It involves managing your time and learning actively from texts, readings, lectures, and labs. Active learning means you are engaged with the content – understanding it, absorbing it, questioning it, and connecting it to the content from other parts of the course.
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Concentration and distractions are also part of studying effectively, and we have suggestions for both.
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Good study habits begin early in the semester. To study effectively, it is essential that you review, regularly and consistently, the material from lectures, seminars, and textbooks. Work on building these habits from the first day of class.
As soon as you have done the textbook reading, integrate the information into your lecture notes in a way that makes sense to you. This could mean:
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