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- Simple things you can try right away
- Start by talking to your instructor/TA. How do they recommend you study for assignments and tests? The better you know your instructor, the better you’ll understand what’s expected. If you’ve earned weak grades already, go over previous assignments/tests with the prof to understand where you are going wrong.
- Study groups or study buddies are tremendously helpful! Students who talk through material really learn to clarify their understanding and organize/conceptualize the material.
- Review your notes the same day. Leverage our knowledge about memory—when you review your notes the same day, material moves from short-term to long-term memory. Also, it helps you identify unclear material so you can ask peers/TAs/profs for clarification.
- Use your time efficiently. Set aside time to study during the day, not just in the evenings. Even 15 minutes while waiting for the bus or to meet someone can be time you can review your notes from the last class or get a jump on some reading, etc. The more you get done during the day, the less you have to do in the evenings. That reduces stress, leaves time for breaks and relaxation, both of which facilitate brain function.
- Do the obvious—go to class, do the reading when it’s assigned, get enough sleep, and so on. Identify things YOU think you could do to improve your learning and performance and try them.
- Broward Teaching Center: offers a wide range of resources to help you improve your academic performance, including:
- Drop‐in tutoring for students for math, science and business courses, often for multiple hours every day
- Regular weekly individual or small group tutoring (max 3 students) by appointment.
- Supplemental instruction study groups run by a trained peer who is very knowledgeable about the subject area, attends the class, and then leads a group session to focus on the difficult concepts and problems in the course.
- Test reviews for Chemistry and Math courses.
- Video resources including video practice exams for chemistry, math, and physics (take the practice exam; for the questions you were unsure of or got wrong you can watch a video demonstrating/explaining the correct answer).
- Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism video
- Learning strategies/study skills videos, workshops and individual appointments. Sometimes new strategies for mastering material can be as helpful as specific content help. Student can make appointments, attend or view workshops on study strategies, and more…