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How to Succeed in Chemistry (or for any class)...
Study Skills Review
- Learn time management skills. Organization is the key to improving study skills and strategies. Set out a plan before you begin and stick to it. Set aside study time into blocks when you know you can commit. Use your agenda book!
- Study in short bursts. Don't try to do a marathon session of studying, as you will not be able to remember everything all at once. Take breaks every now and then between chapters or subjects to give your brain a rest!
- Block out distractions. A few good studying tips include turning off your phone, shutting off your computer and the TV, and closing your door. Nothing will derail your studying as quickly as interruptions. Find a good study spot and ALWAYS STUDY THERE!
- Cramming is not the answer! One of the most important study skills is to not procrastinate. Don't put off studying for a test until the last minute.
- Read it again. The saying “practice makes perfect” is entirely true. Reading the same text multiple times will help you remember. If you take time to read a portion of your textbook before and after class, you will absorb the information faster.
- Do the hard stuff first. The most complicated material should be at the top of the list. Create index cards to remember terms, formulas, and other repetitious information.
- Homework is important. Teachers do not give out homework just to annoy you! These assignments are designed to help you learn the material in the course. Successful completion of these assignments will help you pass the tests.
- Take good notes. Taking good notes on the material that is taught while in school will help you later when doing assignments in class, homework, and at test time. Follow these steps to take notes:
- Do not write everything down. Write only the most important information.
- Write in short hand. Writing entire sentences takes time. This may cause you to miss important information. Write short words or phrases, not complete sentences.
- Write in an organized manner. Use a new line for each point. This will allow you to easily read what you have written, making a neat and concise study guide.
- Use a different notebook for each class.
- Each day, review the material in each class.
- Rewrite (or type) your notes at home. Make flash cards! Or use www.quizlet.com
- Use highlighters for most important information!