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Summary of Helpful Tips*

From A Guide to Student Success: Part 10

College is an exciting time in a person’s life, but it can be stressful at times. By practicing good study habits and connecting to your college community—online or in person—you will be well suited to handle any bumps in the road!


  • Planning is important. Note in your calendar when you should be starting assignments and when they are due.
  • Read before class. It will save you time and improve your grades.
  • Study. Paraphrase what the authors are saying and write it in your notes.
  • Study group: If you are unsure how to go about creating a learning community, discuss it with your professor or teaching assistant.
  • Course goals: If you do not fully understand what the course learning goals are, write to the teaching assistant (if there is one) or the professor (if there is no teaching assistant).
  • Reminders: Setting reminders on your phone or watch will help you remember what you need to be doing and when you should be doing it.
  • Communication: Keep the lines of communication open with your family and/or roommates to help them get a better grasp of what you need to succeed.
  • Take a moment: Schedule mindfulness moments into your day.
  • Questions: Write down all of your questions for instructors, teaching assistants, or study groups ahead of time so that you can use your time efficiently.


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