From the beginning of school, go to class and keep up with your assignments!!! Don’t let the “apparent” lack of pressure at the beginning of school lull you into laziness. You will save yourself a lot of stress if you keep on top of your reading from the beginning. In addition, as you read your assignments and go to class where they are reinforced, the material will be a part of your knowledge not just information. Repetition is your friend and saves you time in the long run.
As you read over your assignments, first look over the introduction, headings, summary, and graphs, illustrations, or charts. This gives you the big picture of what you will be reading, helping you put the material in context. Put a star by important points. Create possible test questions from your notes and put them on 3 x 5 cards, with answers on the back.
In class, star important points in the lecture. Soon after class, review your notes and outline them. Summarize the main idea of that lecture, and make possible test questions from your notes on 3 x 5 cards, with answers on the back.
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