Students Share Study Tips As Fall Semester Begins
The Fall 2011 semester begins for Meredith College students on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Meredith students have shared study tips to help start the year off right.
“Keep a planner with you at all times. It is the best way to stay organized and develop a daily schedule. By staying organized it allows you to allot a specific amount of time to each task. When studying, I also found it very beneficial to make note cards. I found that if I study something in my own words, I am much more likely to retain it instead of just memorize it.” –Anna Williams, ’12
“Find out what method of studying works for you. Everyone studies differently. I find it best to go to the quiet floor of the library. Everyone has their own style of studying. Also, it's important to remember what time of day you focus best.” —Brittany Murray, ’13
“Actually study. Don’t assume you know the material. I’m a huge fan of notecards and highlighters.” —Coley Ledford, ’13
“Don’t wait till the last minute! You will hear it a thousand times but it’s true. Cramming really doesn’t work at this level.” —Angel Jackson, ’13
“Pay very close attention to the dates on your syllabus! Often, professors don’t remind you when things are due and it is your responsibility to keep up with deadlines.”—Sanaa Bhatti, ’14
“Look over your notes from each class every day and see if you can draw a few themes or ideas from them. It will help you pick out patterns in the material as well as help you remember or figure out information on tests. Share notes with others in your classes. Sometimes other people will catch bits of information that you didn't and vice versa. It is particularly helpful to review notes with someone else when you're in a lecture based class.” —Paisely Murff, ’13
“Make sure to keep up with the textbook reading and take active notes. It will definitely help when it comes time to study for exams and the final because your brain will have already seen that information before.”— Dayanna Hernandez, ’14
“Study a little each day. Don’t just wait until a couple of days before a quiz or test to study, but review your notes and textbook material a little bit after each class.” —Rebecca Wright ‘12
This article is the final installment of a summer advice series created in partnership with the Office of Admissions.
Posted August 17, 2011