More and more people are going back to school to take courses to get further qualifications these days. These like-minded people want to improve themselves for better futures. These mature students, along with current students in college or university, may find it a real challenge to keep up with all the studying required to do well in their courses. Indeed, this is very much related to productivity issues of getting enough done.
When I started in university many years ago, it was a bit of a culture shock. One of the most extreme differences on campus compared to high school was that the professors didn t really seem to care whether I showed up for classes or not. In some classes, many students were even falling asleep.
I enjoyed this freedom of showing up for classes whenever I wanted. But the rude awakening soon came when I got my first set of grades. My marks sank to C averages and I was even at risk of failing a course or two.
我很享受这种想去上课就去、想不去就不去的自由。但在我拿到第一份成绩单的时候，我猛醒了。我的分数降到了平均成绩 C ，甚至到了挂掉一两科的边缘。
Better study habits
My study habits were poor and last minute cramming for tests or exams made university life quite stressful. Some things had to change as I faced the possibility of dropping out of university without a degree. If you are either a current or returning student, I m sure that you don t want to be in this type of situation either.
Fortunately, I stumbled onto a study skills strategy that saved me. This method virtually eliminates the need to cram for exams. I started using this strategy to completely change my study habits and it made a huge difference for me.
This study strategy is ideal especially for courses that involve final exams that cover all material that was introduced during a semester or entire year. Here is what this strategy involves.
For each of your courses, schedule a regular study session each week.
Stick to this study session schedule faithfully like a job.