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Study skills tips

  1. Take good class notes. Consider rewriting your notes after class in order to make them more complete and to further aid in retention of course content. Consider serving as a peer notetaker. Students can sign up online.
  2. Use a digital recorder to record class lectures and take notes from (if your instructors allow you to do so). Recorders and other tools can be checked out from the library.
  3. Stay ahead of class readings. Highlight your text or take notes from the readings. Make an outline of the reading or chapters. Consider using software such as Read&Write as a study tool.
  4. Don’t procrastinate. Give yourself enough time to complete assigned readings, assignments, and to study for exams.