STUDY TIPS

The following tips are taken from the Learning Assistance Centre, University of Manitoba.

STUDY TIPS FOR TIME MANAGEMENT

1. Study 2-3 hours for every one hour in class.
2. Set priorities and do first things first.
3. Plan 1 hour blocks of time for uninterrupted study.
4. Study during the day when you are at peak efficiency.
5. Take 5 minute study breaks every half hour.

STUDY TIPS FOR NOTE TAKING

Before Class:
1. Read texts to familiarize yourself with new material, new terms and vocabulary.
2. Review your notes prior to each class.

During Class:
1. Record all main ideas and sub-ideas.
2. Record examples and details.
3. Use your own words and abbreviations.
4. Highlight specialized vocabulary used by the professor.
5. Focus! Listen carefully.

After Class:
1. Review your notes and clarify information.
2. Note key concepts in the margin and highlight.

STUDY TIPS FOR TEXTBOOKS

Before Reading:
1. Preview your chapter.
2. Look over headings and subheadings.
3. Estimate where the content will be challenging.

While Reading:
1. Turn each heading (or subheading) into a question.
2. Read to find the answer.
3. Recite the answer from memory.
4. Jot down notes in the margin of the text using pencil.

After Reading:
1. Highlight the main points only.
2. Review information at the end of each study session.