Have you ever walk away from a class and said to yourself "I never understand anything that the professor was talking about;" or "this class is boring, and it doesn 't hold my attention, how I am going to pass the exams?" So how can you take the most uninteresting class and learn the material for life? This isn 't an easy task by far, but as the saying goes if it 's easy it 's most likely not worth it. You have to work hard for the better things in life, the same goes for learning.
The reason people go to college is to learn and retain what will be required to achieve the career that is planned. So why pay thousands of dollars to cram information in for the test, incredibly frazzled, and unfortunately, forget everything …show more content…
"One class is the foundation for the next one. When you don 't learn, and I mean really KNOW the material, the problem compounds next semester (How to Study in College)."
The majority of college students haven 't been taught the different study methods or learning styles to absorb the massive volumes of material they will need to retain for each course. They do not understand how learning and memory works inside their brain; they simply rely on the old habits that got them though high school, however, college is in an entirely different realm than any previous schooling they may have ever received.
There is a methodical way to learning, and understanding how you as an individual, learns is the first step in pushing beyond memorization and learning for life. Everyone learns in different ways, some can simply read a book, or listen to a lecture and boom they have it. Unfortunately, most other students must apply many different strategies, or learning styles, in order to understand the material well enough to pass the …show more content…
I was the one telling myself that I don 't have the time, really any excuse I could give myself I have. Since I 've started college, I have learned what study techniques work, and have used all the tips listed above. By using my study plan, I promise you will have better grades, higher self-esteem, and a deeper understanding that you can take with you to which you can apply those concepts to a real world career.
As I stated before understanding is deeper than knowledge, and if you aim to achieve higher grades, you must make the effort necessary to do so. As long as you apply all necessary techniques to your study habits, there are rarely any drawbacks. You 'll have to break old study habits and be willing to build some better ones. As a result of using these strategies, I have a 4.0 GPA and I 'm a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor society, but it hasn 't come without sacrifice.
A successful college student must end their long-term relationship with the procrastination monster. This monster gobbles up all your time, and keeps you stressed out. The procrastination monster will destroy every positive effort you attempt, if you let it. I am not saying that I don 't ever have any fun or "me time," quite the opposite, but I had to discipline myself in order to get the necessary work finished