Studying is something that all students are expected to do, yet very few are ever shown how to do it effectively. Many students think studying involves simply reviewing their notes again and again. In fact, reading and rereading your notes leads to recognition, not understanding or knowing. You need to get actively involved with the information that you are studying. Manipulating the information that you are trying to study by doing things like review questions, making diagrams, or concept mapping will not only help you to learn the information much better, it’ll be a whole lot more interesting as well.
You can access learning strategies and study skills support by attending workshops or scheduling a free, confidential, one-on-one appointment with a learning strategist at the Student Success Centre.