Don’t panic- here are some great ways to manage study time and stay calm during this stressful time.
With midterms quickly approaching, or for some- maybe already here, this time of year can be especially stressful. Having positive study habits and being organized can help students manage and reduce stress, which will help facilitate learning and success.
So, what exactly are positive study habits?
- Know what works for you. If you are a morning person- study in the morning. If you are an evening/night person- study later in the day. Learn what environment allows you to study best; is it the library, at your desk or at the kitchen table?
- Be prepared– set up your study area with everything you will need before beginning. Have pens, pencils, highlighters, and a drink/snack. This will reduce the amount of interruptions and allow better concentration.
- Do assigned readings before class. Seeing the information more than once will help secure it in your mind.
- Review notes at the end of each day and again at the end of the week.
- Study with friends or
- join a study group– talking about and explaining the material will allow you to become even more familiar and comfortable with it.
- Use textbook resources– the end of chapter quizzes are a great way for you to test your knowledge and are there to help you learn.
- Most importantly- Go To Class!!
If you are looking for more tips and ways to become a better student, the University of Guelph Learning Commons is a great resource.
Make sure to check in over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more information about how to become a more successful student by reducing stress- especially test stress.