It was actually two days ago that I received an e-mail from Chegg.com, an academic company that focuses on book rental, homework help, and scholarships, about starting your 2013 academic year on the right note. Considering I am a second semester senior, lots of these tips were pretty much expected as I read through them. Yet, there are many sophomores and freshman especially, that could probably use a couple of these tips that were suggested. There are three that really stood out which I will mention.
1) Set up a fixed time to study
Think about it this way, we all have busy activities going on day-to-day. If you don’t allocate time for studying, expect your studies “to fall through the cracks.”
2) Study during YOUR prime time
Everyone studies during different times of the day. What your main concern should be: when do I perform my best “intellectual work?” Some people study better right after class, others in the morning or also at night. Find the time when you function best to utilize that brain power to it’s full effectiveness.
3) Take on the hardest tasks first
I personally did not try this until this past semester. Boy, I wish I had done it earlier. By doing this, “you face the dread right away rather than having it hang over your head towards the end.” When the harder tasks are taken on first, the rest will be much easier and lighter… hopefully.
To read the full list of ten tips from Chegg’s blog, click right here!