Effective studying mean that you are 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.
Specific study methods can help you increase your active learning, as can approaching your reading with thought and analysis. The following pages have information on methods to help you study effectively:
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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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