April 17, 2019

Study Tips from Academic Advising

By B&SC Blog Team

Study Tips from Academic Advising

Study Tips from Academic Advising Good study skills can help with even the most difficult classes. See what tips and techniques our advising staff has to offer and try to utilize them this fall!

Go into your Introductory Folders for each of your classes and thoroughly read, print and post all of the course document information. The Supplemental Syllabus, Course Policy, Tracking Calendar and Rubrics include a plethora of information that students must be aware of and understand to be successful in their courses. If there is something that you don’t understand, ask!”Lynn Bala, FYE & Orientation Instructor

Make a weekly plan for yourself as to when you can work on assignments. Also, post your discussions as early as possible so you have more time to concentrate on discussion responses and other assignments.” -Rick Kraft, Admissions Representative and Current Online Master’s Degree Student “When taking online classes, treat the situation as if you were taking classes at a campus.

Dedicate specific days/times to attending classes and stick to your schedule. Make sure to check the directions and due dates for assignments first be-fore making your study schedule.” Kim Valachos, Academic Advisor

“Spread it out. Make sure you divide your studying time over a number of days, rather than leaving it all for the night before. You may come across questions that you need answered by your instructor. If you leave it until the night before the test… you may not get the answers you need in time. (It’s unlikely your instructor will be answering your questions in the middle of the night).” Rachel Mehltretter, Continuing Student Advisor

Take 5-10 minutes before getting started to quiet your mind. Take some deep breaths, close your eyes and take your-self to a happy place and relax your body. It doesn’t take long to get the mind ready to absorb new information. A little soft music in the background helps too.” -Denise Broadwater, Continuing Student Academic Advisor

Treat your college education as if it were your job. Write professionally, schedule time to be in your classes and keep your advisor and instructors in the know if you are not able to be in class for a few days. This will ensure that you have dedicated your time, energy and effort into being successful.” -Jennifer Ruhland, New Student Academic Advisor

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