Tips for Success

  • Record lectures and discussions so you have access to the delivered information when you are studying.
  • Use the recording of a lecture to make your class notes accurate and more complete.
  • Study to learn the material and relate it to other learning rather than just to pass a test.
  • Learn how to use short time-blocks during the day to advantage instead of just wasting them.
  • Learn an effective note-taking strategy.
  • Learn an active reading strategy.
  • Use a planning calendar.
    • Write in class times, meal times, rehearsals and practices, required programs, etc.
    • Write in deadlines for each course assignment on the dates they are due.
    • Working back from the deadline, note a starting time for each phase of the project, i.e., prepare the final draft, write the first draft, go to library to get resources, etc.
    • Write in regular study times throughout a week (and stick to them).
    • Make a list of tasks that must be completed on a given day.
    • Each morning review the appointments, deadlines, and tasks that must be completed that day. Plan the day accordingly.