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6 Study Tips for College Students

Having good study habits is essential for success when you’re looking to study abroad. Although students have the habit of procrastinating and completing assignments at the eleventh hour, having in place a few study habits will help you a long way at university. Even if it’s your finals or your midterms, good study habits will help you in both situations. If you’re looking for a fix to help increase your grades and keep the GPA up, this article is the right place to be. With a few study tips, we’re sure that you will have a smooth university experience.



Organising your resource material is of crucial importance. Use sticky notes and highlighters to make classifications regarding the importance of your notes. Keep your books in an organised manner, which will enable you to find them with ease. Not just books, any other material that you need should be easily available to you. Making flashcards goes a long way during exams. Education abroad is quite different from that over here. Self-learning is of immense importance, therefore making flashcards will help you through the exam process. Apart from organising your resource material, what you should also organise is your calender. Making a list of all your commitments that include social engagements, work commitments, deadlines to adhere to, submissions to make will help you organise your month.

Disconnect yourself

Although, it sounds quite outrageous in today’s age to expect young adults to refrain from using social media, it is the need of the hour. During exams, limit the use of social media, it eats up a large chunk of your day. Set yourself a target, upon completion of certain hours of study you can use social media for a said duration. In the contemporary world a large chunk of knowledge is often attained through the internet. However, it can also be one of the greatest mediums of distraction, students often find themselves lost in the world of internet. Stay alert and don’t lose your focus when studying.

Make Notes

Enough emphasis cannot be put on the importance of notes. Especially when you’re attaining your education abroad. Apart from reference books, lectures are of immense significance. Making notes of what the professor is saying is immensely critical. Jotting down the important points during lecture will help you from missing out on the critical pieces of information professors mention off-hand during lectures. Making notes, is an art. Students are often seen jotting nearly everything down, the trick here is to list only the important things down. Filter what you think is necessary. Moreover, if you ever think you have missed out on something, meet up with the professors. They are extremely accommodating to the needs of students and are ready to help. Apart from this, if permitted by the lecturer you can record the lectures as well.

Don’t put studies to the last minute

It is tempting to put studies off till the last minute. Thinking you can cram in all the studies you were required to do in a night. Avoid doing so, it will not only get you overwhelmed but deter you from putting in all the efforts you should actually be putting. Ease yourself into the process of studying, not only will this save you from exhaustion but also increase your chances of retention.

Find the perfect study environment

Try different types of environment to see which one works for you the best. Some students enjoy the silence of the library whilst some enjoy the bustle of a coffee shop, some also enjoy the sound of music whilst others enjoy silence. See which works best for you. Apart from the environment, timings are also crucial. Some students wake up during the wee hours of the morning whilst others burn the midnight oil studying. On the other hand, some enjoy studying during the afternoon. What is good for others may not necessarily be good for you. Find your mix and adhere to it.

Don’t pressurize yourself

Time management is extremely critical when studying overseas. Getting overwhelmed when studying overseas is quite natural, don’t pressurize yourself. Give yourself some time-off, take a break once in a while to relax your mind. During your study sessions take a break for a few minutes, it will help you stay alert and increase your retention power.

With these study tips, your overseas education process is sure to be streamlined, for further assistance do get in touch with Edwise.


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