Develop Your Study Skills
“I go to class, take lots of notes, & study hard, but I still do poorly on exams.”
“I don’t want to go to class because I don’t understand the lectures.”
“My instructor doesn’t write much on the board so I don’t take many notes.”
“The book is too hard to read, so I don’t read it. It’s just a dust collector.”
“I have memorized the information, but the test questions are tricky.”
“I didn’t have any trouble with this in high school.”
If you can relate to any of the statements listed above, you’re not alone. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in a college class, even if you have done very well in high school or in other college courses. The Learning Center can help you develop the skills you need to succeed in difficult courses with strategies geared toward your learning style.
Here are some of the areas you can develop:
- Preparing for Class
- Taking Notes
- Re-working Notes
- Reading Textbooks
- Studying for Exams
- Asking the Right Questions
- Taking Exams
Participate in a Study Group
Study groups are a great way to learn difficult material. Sharing notes, talking over ideas, and explaining problems on a regular basis make learning easier and more fun. Popular subjects for study groups include Math, Chemistry, Biology, and Statistics.
The Learning Center can:
- Set up a study group for any course.
- Find a tutor to work with a group.
- Provide a place for the group to meet.