How To Study Effectively (Learn The Best Study Methods)

Part 3: How To Study Effectively

Student studying effectively with good study methods

Our study methods will save you time.

You’ve made your study plan. You’ve got good study habits. Now it’s time to actually do the work… and not waste time doing it.

This section is about study methods. As I have mentioned before, there is a mountain of study tips and tricks out there. I can’t possibly cover them all and most of all, I don’t want to confuse you with different approaches. I boiled it down for myself when I was in college and I’ll teach you what worked for me – the fundamentals – simple study techniques that get you the best results for the effort you put in.

I’ll cover the four main areas of college that every student has to deal with.

The four things you must excel in when you study:

Taking Notes. You’re going to spend a lot of time in the classroom, and it’s important that you do things in a way that eliminates distractions so that you can take the best notes possible.

Reading Textbooks. You will read a lot in college. Usually that means studying a textbook or a PDF. Students typically waste too much time on their studies because they don’t do their readings the right way. I’ll teach you how to make sure you only have to read your texts once and that you prepare them for easy review.

Studying For Exams. Cramming should never happen. If you’ve been working your plan, exams will simply take care of themselves. They are just proof that you’ve been ready all along.

Writing Papers. You won’t get through college without doing a lot of writing. The topic is broad and we’ll cover the basics and then more in blog posts to follow.

Let’s get started with the Classroom…


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