My Study Habits

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Why should I study hard when I could just become an average student? If you’re satisfied with having an average job, average friends, and an average life, then be my guest but personally I’m not an average person. I want more out of life, the finer things that only money can buy. Your study habits are an indirect impact on your future the difference between studying and not studying could be that summer internship, you miss out due to the fact you got a C- instead of your peer who got an A. During the summer, I have learned various study skills in my College study skills class, such as active reading skills, test taking strategies, different types of an academic mindset, and using resources around campus. I was putting all of these in practice …show more content…
One strategy that I will use throughout my college career is to demote my assignments. I chose this because during the summer I gave more attention to my non-credit classes than my General Education course. This reflected during my first week I did not open my Criminology course book until after the first exam. In my opinion Newport’s most important step to me was Quizzes and Exams was more effective for me. I’ve never performed well on test, I always go in feeling fully prepared and when the exam reaches my desk I get a mental block and forget everything. Step 3 says to Marshall my resources and to define my challenges that are present pre; post-test. The least effective section was Essays and Papers for me, I feel as though Papers are a personal matter everyone handles them differently. He suggested things catering to his style of learning, such as how he does his research based off of his notes. I like to do my research blinded I go into it and ignore my notes, once I gather some sources I compare and contrast the two sources to find the major points. I would recommend this book to future STP students because Newport gives valuable information about how to handle the transition to college and the …show more content…
My schedule this summer allowed me to have at a minimum, one hour break in between every class. In between that break I would get all my homework done for the previous class or get as much work done as I could. By doing so it allowed me to free up time after study hall and go to the gym work out; lift weights. I implanted the gym into my weekly planner, it was under everyday expect Sunday for 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. where I would do various exercises. My goal kept me motivated because if I did not did not do my work I

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