Originally Posted: Dec 3, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2012
Vice President, General Manager, Digital
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
We know that students learn differently and therefore study differently, but we also know that by taking the necessary steps to study more efficiently and effectively they can maximize their own potential and performance. The best first step you can take to develop an effective study routine is to create a plan. Sit down and look over your course load. Read through your syllabi and determine what needs to be done and when. Once you have a good idea of what’s on your plate, prioritize your work. When creating your study routine, the most important tip to keep in mind is to allocate enough time for each task to avoid cramming. Find out which study method works best for you and use effective study tools. And finally, take time to relax. Don’t burn yourself out, that will only hurt you in the long run. For a comprehensive list of tips, take a look at our Five Study Smart Tips.