Study Tips from College Students

Three college students share study tips they've learned since getting on campus.


What are the best studying tips college students can offer to secondary school students? Here, three current college students share successful strategies they’ve learned over the years.

  • “One of my most important study habits in college has been to study with someone, or in a small group. It is easier to prepare for a major exam or even do a tricky homework assignment when I collaborate with others, because we feed off one another’s' knowledge and help quiz each other. It can be daunting to tackle an overwhelming amount of subject matter on my own, as I used to do in high school.” – David, sophomore, Pennsylvania State University
  • “Try to read or skim textbook chapters in advance of the lectures, so that the first time the professor is covering a new topic, you are already familiar with it and can anticipate your questions.” – Kate, junior, Georgetown University
  • “Finding your own personal study space is very important. For me, being in my room was too distracting, so I moved to the library. Deciding to take time to study and make plans to go to the library helped me with time management and organization as well.” – Meredith, senior, High Point University

There are even more study tips in this week’s Thursday Tips from S4. To receive the full details of this week’s Thursday Tips, subscribe here.

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