Study Strategies  

Time Management

Use Two Schedules
  1. Create an hour by hour weekly schedule. Using your class schedule as a guide, block out specific times each day for study and all other activities; RULE OF THUMB: one and a half hours of study for each hour of class.
  2. Create a semester schedule showing midterms, finals, due dates and other important events. Review both schedules weeklyand allow more study time as needed. A good schedule keeps you from wandering off course.
Use the 30 - 3 - 2 Schedule
  1. Study for 30 minutes.
  2. Take a 3-minute break. Let the break be a time to think about other things
  3. Upon returning, take an extra 2 minutes to mentally review what you have just read and do a quick preview of what is coming up next.
Study, Study, Study
  1. Active learning may require walking around the room or sitting on the edge of the chair.
  2. Wake up your body! Wake up your mind!
  1. Libraries, study lounges, or private rooms are ideal.
  2. Get rid of clutter. Clear the desk or table of all materials not related to the current project.
Goal Setting
Goals Are Targets Toward Which You Aim!
Are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices to accomplish your goals?
  1. Set realistic goals, within timeliness (in writing).
  2. Goals should be specific and clear.
  3. Determine the purpose of your goals and their achievement benefits. Write them down next to your goal.
  4. Set specific strategies for accomplishing each goal (in writing).
  5. Set target dates for self-evaluation of progress.
  6. Periodically visualize your goal-as well as your strategies for accomplishing the goal.
  7. List potential obstacles to attining the goal.
  8. List strategies for overcoming obstacles.
  9. Follow through on all strategies.