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Study Skills

College Student Online Guide for Better Study Skills

Students face many challenges and milestones in their years in education. Starting when they enter school either in an early education program or during kindergarten, they must learn to pay attention to the teachers, get along with other students and find the best path to learning. Over time other challenges are put in their paths such as more difficult curriculum and finding time to complete projects and studying. While students learn how to study during their middle and high school years, it is only the beginning of the challenges.

While students are in middle or high school, teachers are charged with leading students to study and prepare for class and tests. The teachers and administration of the school are also diligent to make sure that the students attend class and pass all the needed courses. Because of the direction that the schools give them, they are able to complete the tasks. However, once students begin to attend college, they need to be more self-directed.

In college, new students quickly find that they need to be organized and use their time efficiently. As opposed to high school, college instructors will not be there to constantly remind students to go to class and complete assignments on time. At this stage, students are expected to act like adults and are treated as such. Therefore, it is important for college students to learn good study skills to be effective and successful.

To help students become more effective in college, here are some helpful hints on how to become a better student. Please feel free to visit this page often if you are a college student or suggest it to a student that you think can be helped by the information:

Stress Relief

Proper Studying Environment

Getting Organized

Time Management

Helpful Study Resources

  • Study Strategy Links – Collection of helpful resources aimed at helping students study.

  • How to Study - Web page with a number of useful resources to help college students.

  • Resources for College Students - Article which provides information and links to many helpful topics for college students.

  • Study Skills Guides – A useful page which contains a number of general study skill ideas and topics to assist students.

  • Study Skills and Resources - Helpful page with information and tips on how college students can improve their study habits.

  • How to Study – Information for teachers, which can be useful for students, on what is needed to be successful in school.