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Study Tips: Maintaining Excellence

If you have made it this far, you are a winner, an overcomer, congratulations!!! Whatever stage of your academic journey you are at, know that the best is yet to come. However, It is not time to become complacent. The race is not yet over. There is much more for you to accomplish; more assignments to be completed, more deadlines to meet, more victories to be celebrated. So, settle into your courses quickly and begin the semester strong, so that you can end even stronger. All the best.

Studying is NOT

  • Reading
  • Completing assignments
  • Memorizing as much of the information as possible
  • Underling and highlighting all the information you think the lecturer will put on the test

Studying IS

  • Engaging the learning material in a way that allows you to master and understand so your knowledge can be applied at a future date
  • Reading, completing assignments and practice worksheets, highlighting and memorizing are a part of engaging the learning material
  • Steps need to be taken to ensure you understand it, remember and can apply it. The study skills workshop will help you with this

3 things you must know to study effectively:

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, the proper study of

mankind is man”

Alexander Pope (1734)

To develop proper study skills and efficient study lessons, it is important to know yourself, your preferences and the times you are most efficient. Let’s divide the thing’s you need to know to study effectively into 3 categories:

  • How you learn (this will guide your study process)
  • Time of day at which you study best
  • Conditions best suited for study

Three types of learners:

Auditory: you have to hear the information. Listening to recorded sessions, studying with others and listening while they speak, music and songs help these persons best.

Visual: you must see the material in front of you. Reading, watching videos, looking at pictures of the material are best for these learners.

Kinesthetic: you must do something. Writing notes, drawing images, completing assignments or practical activities help you while studying.

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