You’re smart (after all, you made it into college, right?). So we won’t beat around the bush. Here, courtesy of University Loft Company, are 25 essential college study tips to make your university and residence life experience the best it can be:
- Don’t procrastinate
- Make studying a priority (know when to study and when to party)
- Make studying a habit
- Ask questions during and after class, or during your professor’s office hours
- For every hour in class, study at least an hour out of class
- Get help when you need it, from a tutor, mentor, study group, or a classmate who seems to be excelling in the class
- Write down your specific goal for each study session
- Keep your eye on the prize: give yourself small rewards as you achieve your study goals
- Get organized and have all needed study tools and material at hand
- Be positive. Know that you can accomplish your learning goals and ace that test!
- Eat right
- Get plenty of sleep
- Stretch and do simple exercises during short study breaks
- Breathe! To relax and help yourself get into the “zone”, focus on your breathing.
- Quiz yourself or have a classmate quiz you before and after study
- Write down key questions or problem areas
- Rewrite key lessons or sections of critical content
- Get away from where the action is; go someplace quiet and free of distractions
- Visit the library
- Turn off automatic email or text alerts
- Turn off your Web browser
- Turn off the TV
- Turn off your cell phone
- Use earplugs to help block out any other distracting sounds
- Have fun!
Bonus tip: Take advantage of your University Loft dorm room furniture to enhance your study time. For example, your University Loft Two-Position Chair can help you study comfortably in two seating positions: forward and focused, and rocked back in contemplation. And don’t forget that your ULoft bunk bed can be a comfy study getaway when you can’t really get away from the dorm room.
So get into the study zone. We know you can do it!
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”