Meredith Students Offer Study Tips
Want the inside scoop on Meredith College? Hear it from our students. Meredith College’s Office of Admissions asked a group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to share some advice that they believe would benefit an incoming freshman.
For this series, we’ll post responses to questions about the Meredith experience, academics and campus life throughout the summer.
Today’s question: “What study tips do you have for incoming freshmen?”
•“Do not wait until last minute! Life is so much easier when you plan ahead.”—Danielle Stott, ’11
•“Go to class. Listen. Read your homework. Take it seriously. Always remember that [your assignments] will be there when you get back, so take a break for a bit, but not for too long.” —Sydney Sauers, ’12
•“Don’t wait until the last minute … especially for papers. A lot of times professors will let you come to them for help editing and with content on papers if you get them done early enough. Go to your professors for help; having close relationships with them is unbelievably valuable. Go to class and ask lots of questions. Professors love engaged students and really will help you out at the end of the semester if they see that you have been trying.” —Emily Pappas, ’12
•“Stay on task, but also balance your life. Try to use the gym a few days a week to de-stress, and have fun on the weekends.”–Kristen Gallagher, ’13
•“Just keep up with the material and if you have any questions, ask the professor! It may be hard because there can be a lot of work in one course … but it really pays off.” —Chloe Williams, ’13
•“Find the right place for you to study. Some people can study in their room even if other people are in there, while other people have to go to the library or an empty classroom. Just find what works for you.” –Allison Huber, ’12
•“Time management is important. I would tend to focus on one class too much and not enough on my other classes. Don’t forget to ask your professors for help if you can’t get something, I haven’t had a professor yet that hasn’t been willing to help me.”–Allie Hargrove, ’11
•“It’s difficult to get oriented and navigate academics as a first-year student, so I would recommend using all the resources available to you. Professors have office hours to answer any questions or offer help on anything. The Learning Center is available for one-on-one tutoring for most subjects on campus. There are resources all over campus, including Carlyle Campbell Library, the Office of Academic & Career Planning, and the Counseling Center to help students figure out the best way for them to study.
It’s also important to remember that once you find good study habits and a rhythm to stick with it. Find friends and classmates to study with. Don’t stress. Take study breaks and go to Ben & Jerry’s for ice cream.” —Christina Cole, ’13
Coming on Wednesday: Students answer “What’s your favorite Meredith tradition?”
Learn more about Meredith at www.meredith.edu/admissions, or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH.