Along with those tips tailored to your type of studying, we've got some general ones that can help you in the classroom as well.
I have never met a single person who enjoys group projects. Everyone, from the over achievers to the procrastinators, hates group projects. And yet professors keep assigning them over and over again.
The one thing I learned in college was to never come between your sleep-deprived best friend and her grande sized coffee. NEVER EVER. Her relationship with coffee always baffled me because -- believe it or not -- I don't drink coffee everyday. Not even tea. The truth is, I never use caffeine/coffee to stay awake in college.
It's pretty evident that Adderall and other prescription ADD and ADHD medications are everywhere on college campuses. Whether you're getting it via script from your health center, the frat guy who thinks he's a dealer, or your best friend, these drugs are abused all over the country.
When it comes to studying, different things work for different people. Your learning style definitely comes into play - visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners all retain information differently - but other factors are important too. Do you like short bursts of study time every day, or intense study sessions paired with days off?
You are slumped over your desk, your eyes hurt from hours of reading, and you feel trapped in the library. You want to stop studying more than you’ve ever wanted anything, but you are only halfway through the material and your midterm is in a week! Rescue yourself before you have a Youtube-worthy breakdown with some tried and true study hacks.
Help! I'm failing. I've always been one of those students who are really vocal in class, good at bullsh*tting in essays, but in my politics final I couldn't blag through a multiple choice exam and failed it. I've got papers and deadlines piling up and I've been partying or procrastinating (reading up on study tips from CC as studying); how should I buckle down and start working seriously?
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The last few weeks of the semester can get a little stressful. And not because you just can’t seem to find the perfect present for everyone on your list (or in my case because you keep getting distracted by Macy’s shoe department and never get around to buying those other presents), but because of finals. Remember those? Probably not.
The week after Thanksgiving break can always be pretty overwhelming. If you haven't started preparing for your final projects, papers, or exams yet, you might be feeling if you're drowning. And sometimes, even if you have gotten a good head start on your assignments, the fast approaching deadlines can be terrifying.
So I'm new at this whole midterms thing. The idea that I've been more or less lounging around for the past 6 weeks and then - wham! - I'm hit with a test that's worth 40% of my grade...that's kind of crazy.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You have a 20-page research paper due in just a few days, and you haven't even started it yet. You keep telling yourself you have to get started on it, but every time you sit down at your desk and open your laptop, you keep getting distracted. I'm sure it does--college students are masters of the art of procrastination.
In elementary school all that was required of us to get decent grades was coloring inside the lines. Middle school and high school introduced to the word “studying” and, soon after, a genuine dislike for the word. But college is where the work is no joke. The classes are hard. The workload is heavy. And the social scene is exploding. So how does a college girl stay on top of it all?
Over the past three months, I’ve found myself falling victim to a peril of college life that most don’t consider an issue until it hits them. It’s that feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when you realize you have three papers, several long reading assignments, classes, TA sessions, club meetings, play rehearsals, study sessions, and exams (breathe) all happening in a very, very short time span.
Every college library is similar - always too hot or too cold, smells kind of bad but you aren’t sure why, phrases etched into the tables, and a mixed population of students either writing on each others' Facebook walls or writing 20 page term papers in a single night. Good times!
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