Expert Guides on How to Study for College

Succeeding in college takes hard work and commitment, but you don’t have to do it alone. This study guide includes advice and tips for creating study plans, taking meaningful notes, minimizing stress, and more. Read on to find out how to not just survive, but thrive in college.

  • You’re no doubt familiar with the words “homework” and “studying,” but have you ever really thought about what they mean? As you transition from high school to college, now is a good time to develop a better understanding of these concepts, and how they will affect your... Read More
  • A study plan is an organized schedule outlining study times and learning goals. Just like with work or school schedules, college students should develop a schedule that sets aside dedicated time each week for studying. This schedule should include dates of quizzes, tests, and exa... Read More
  • Time management is the practice of organizing and planning your time to fulfill obligations and accomplish tasks. Whether you are a college freshman creating your own schedule for the first time, or an adult learner juggling work and family obligations, effective time management ... Read More
  • Many college classes involve lectures from professors and discussions among classmates. Taking notes during these lectures and discussions is an important part of the learning process. Research has shown that note-taking improves students’ learning. Here are a few of the way... Read More
  • [featured-image load="nolazy"] Reading assignments including textbooks, book chapters, and articles make up the bulk of your work outside of your classes. For many students, reading is a chore they come to dread, or they simply don’t feel like they have enough time to accomp... Read More
  • Many college students feel stressed and overwhelmed when a test or exam is approaching. Following our study plan and time-management tips should help you feel more prepared in the lead-up to an exam. When it comes time to study, there are many common study methods that can help e... Read More
  • Exam day has come, and although you are well-prepared, you might still feel a bit anxious. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal for students to feel some stress when it comes to test-taking, even if they have studied well and know the material. The following tips will guide ... Read More
  • You’ve taken your final exams, turned in your final projects, and completed your classes for the term - congratulations! However, learning is a cumulative process; even though classes end, you will need to take steps to retain the skills and knowledge you acquired so you can ap... Read More
  • College is a time of significant transition and discovery. This can be fun and exciting, but also stressful. Whether you’re completing an online or on-campus program, devoting your time and energy to learning is a complex process. You will have to learn how to balance classes a... Read More