In high school I had always been the type of student that put studying off until the night before. I would tell myself not to do the same thing for the next exam. When I started taking college classes years ago, I finally started to get a studying routine down. I try not to miss any classes so that I will not miss out on any notes or change in assignments that might occur. I found that studying at least 3-4 hours per day is very helpful for me. I am taking 7 hours this semester and have been studying at least 3 hours per day. I took English 1301 more than 10 yeas ago, so I am very nervous about my grammar and punctuation. I feel that in this class, more studying and review will be a must.I am working full-time and attending college part-time. Budgeting my time is fairly easy since my work schedule does not change.
I have gotten a couple of classmates phone numbers so that we can communicate if there are any questions regarding assignments. I have tried study groups in the past, but that did not work for me. While studying, I have noticed that underlining and taking additional notes is easier for me. If I write down the information more than once I feel it might be easier for me to remember.
Studying for a test I feel I am always prepared, but when the test is handed to me in class my mind is blank. I have serious issues with test anxiety. I have to work on that.
I am looking forward to new experiences this semester may bring.