How to Pass your University Classes
Attend all the lectures and make sure to come on time. Don’t leave the class unless it is an emergency. It is absolutely rude to your professors, and distracting to your peers if you leave early or come late.
Learn how to use all of your resources, especially when your a Freshman. Ask your professors, academic advisors, and colleagues for help.
Other resources include: Khan Academy, and your university’s online database library and Blackboard.
- Note-Taking Skills
Take good notes by finding a strategy that works for you. Are you a visual learner or an auditory learner? Review your notes after class during the same lecture day.
- Sit in a place where you can concentrate during the lecture.
Of course, you can sit wherever you want, but where you do matters. Sitting at the very back row can be very distracting, because it is hard to see the board or the projector and You can barely see the I sit in the front row so I won’t get distracted.
Everything will start to pile up when you leave your assignments until the last minute. The best thing to do is to get out of your comfort zone and stop running away from responsibilities.
Put your Iphone in your pocket and interact with your professors and peers during the lecture. Don’t be hesitant to ask a question during class. Another student may have the same question as well.
- Office hours
Professors appreciate students who show up during office hours because it proves that the student is interested in their class and is eager to learn. Professors, at least the ones that I signed up with, urge their students to come to their office. They will be more than happy to help you.
- Join a study group or study with a friend
I found that this strategy is especially helpful for me because I can retain the information more effectively.
- Books and Lecture Slides
Make sure that you read the required chapters from your book and review the lecture slides before taking the exam. Some professors use the book as a resource, so you don’t have to read everything on it.
- Watch this Video on LifeHacker
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