How to succeed in College and how to better study

For many people the hardest part about being in college is getting good grades. For some it is easy but for others or the procrastinators it can be a little bit of a challenge to get good grades. Now not everyone may think that they are a procrastinator when it comes to school, but I am almost certain that every one has procrastinated at some point in their lives. Procrastination is not the only reason that some people do bad in school but it is one of the main reasons. In order for people to do better in school they must set-up some type of program for yourself to get better study habits. There are many ways for you to gain better studying habits and today I am going to show you a few ways that you can develop better studying habits.

  1. Procrastination is bad
As I said before the main reason that people do bad on tests and homework is because they procrastinate. When you procrastinate you tend to have much more stress than people that study or do their homework before the day before it is due or you have to take the test. When you procrastinate that leads to cramming for a test which is not a good way to study. According to a study ” () somewhere between 25 percent and 50 percent, depending on the study” cram for tests. Now obviously this percentage is not a hundred percent correct all the time. But as an average this seems rather accurate for the amount of people who end up cramming for a test. In order for people to not cram so much for test they need to learn not to procrastinate when it comes to school.
2. Choose a location and time to study
One of the hardest things for people to do when trying to study is having a location that they can go to without getting distracted. If you choose a place that is to crowded or a place were all of your friends are you may never get any work done. When it comes to studying people can be very distracting which makes it extremely hard to focus on the task at hand. Once you have a location picked out you need to set a specific time either every day or every couple of days to study. If you do this you will be able to stay on a schedule that will keep you on track to be ready for every test that you have to take.
3. Prioritize your time/ organization
Once you set up a location and a time you will need to prioritize what you work on and what you need to work on every time that you go to your study place so that you don’t waste any of your time. Their are many different ways for people to stay organized but here are a few examples how from an article called “How to Stay Organized in College” by Susan Revermann, Demand Media:
  •   Student Planner
  • Schedule
  • Whiteboard
Their are many other examples but these three are great resources for keeping yourself organized. A student planner and schedule will keep you from forgetting what you need to have done and by when. A whiteboard will work as a reminder of what is due while you are walking around your house.
Works Cited:
How to Stay Organized in College | The Classroom | Synonym (How to Stay Organized in College | The Classroom | Synonym)

Why Students Cram for Exams – Faculty Focus (Faculty Focus)


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