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Learning Portal - Study Skills : Studying & Test Taking

Studying & Test-Taking

Many new college students share that they “didn’t really study in high school,” “never learned how to study,” or “just kind of got by.” When it comes to studying, it’s important that you know what you should study, how you should study, and ideal test-taking steps.

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Top Tips

✓ Start early. Give yourself enough time to prepare.

✓ When studying, start with what you know the least. Study the concepts you don’t know as well first so that you will have enough time to learn them.

✓ During an exam, start with what you know the most. Answer the questions you are confident about, then try the harder stuff.

✓ Take care of yourself. Stay healthy; eat, sleep, and exercise.


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