Study Tips from College Students

Three college students share study tips they've learned since getting on campus.

We asked Mary Spiegel, a certified college planner and owner of Spiegel College Planning, for the best tips college students can offer to secondary school students. Spiegel contacted some of her former students, who shared three successful strategies they’ve learned over the years. 

  • “One of my most important study habits in college has been to study with someone, or in a small group. It is easier to prepare for a major exam or even do a tricky homework assignment when I collaborate with others, because we feed off one another’s' knowledge and help quiz each other. It can be daunting to tackle an overwhelming amount of subject matter on my own, as I used to do in high school.” – David, sophomore, Pennsylvania State University
  • “Try to read or skim textbook chapters in advance of the lectures, so that the first time the professor is covering a new topic, you are already familiar with it and can anticipate your questions.” – Kate, junior, Georgetown University 
  • “Finding your own personal study space is very important. For me, being in my room was too distracting, so I moved to the library. Deciding to take time to study and make plans to go to the library helped me with time management and organization as well.” – Meredith, senior, High Point University

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