Effective study habits are key to academic success. Habits are defined by Stephen Covey as "the intersection between knowledge, skill and desire (Covey 47)."
|Habit||Things to Think about|
|Follow Study Schedule (other than daily to do's or weekly schedule)||
|Use the Cornell Method of Note-taking||Created by Walter Pauk, this system of taking lecture notes has been proved to improve academic success. There are three components to this method:
To obtain paper already created in the Cornell Method Style (lined or not lined) click here.
|Get to know your instructors||
|Pre-read your textbook before each class (this doesn't mean read thoroughly every night)||
|Read about the topic covered in class in your textbook||
|Edit your notes every night after class||
Rephrase complex ideas into your own words
Write a summary of the notes in your own words (think concepts) at the bottom of the page. This will become a study guide for exams later on.
|Review your lecture notes from each class every night||Right before bed, read your notes through. That will help the information find a place in your brain to settle.|