General Study Habits

Time Management

Taking Notes & Reading


Interacting With Instructors

Contact Information


Taking Notes And Reading

One way to make note taking easier is to prepare yourself before coming to lecture. You can do this in two ways:

  1. Professors usually provide assigned readings in the course syllabus or other handouts. Spend 10 to 15 minutes before class and skim the assigned pages. Doing so will familiarize you with the basic concepts and terminology for that lecture and prepare you to take more organized notes.

  2. If the professor provides individual lecture handouts that list key concepts, terminology, or specific study objectives, take the time to look over these items before lecture begins. Then when the professor uses these ideas and terms in lecture, you will already be somewhat familiar with them and have a better chance of accurately recording this information in your notes.


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