As a junior high school student, I didn’t care about getting good grades and didn’t apply myself. During my high school years, I was a home-student. My study was unstructured, and I was unsupervised much of the time. As a results, I have not developed a study style that works for me and am struggling to find effective ways to learn the material presented in my courses. It is important that I do so, because it is my goal to enter a nursing program. Nursing is a very competitive field, and it is imperative that I do well and earn all A’s.
Personally, I didn’t find the guide to succeeding in college very helpful, because I already do most of the things that Jeff Bennett recommends. I study more than the recommended amount, and I found most of the other suggestions such as attending class, doing additional reading on a difficult subject, and turning in papers with correct grammar and sentence structure somewhat obvious. I would have appreciated more specific advice about note-taking and study techniques. I did think his advice about using a pencil to underline as opposed to a highlighter was interesting, and I have started to do that.
I know everyone has different study techniques that work for them. I am sure with time I will find one that works for me.