Factors to Take into Account When Engaging in Studies

Study Skills

Study skills help students learn how to:

  • read and understand academic materials,
  • take notes efficiently,
  • write effectively,
  • better manage their time,
  • think critically,
  • get high grades.

Many students perform poorly in their studies because they lack necessary skills to study. Study skills help students achieve not only in college work but also in their everyday lives.

The Study Cycle

To study efficiently and effectively, follow this 5-step technique of studying. The technique works the way your brain learns best. It reinforces new content and builds confidence. The study cycle can be easily adapted to any coursework.

The five steps of the study cycle are:

  • Preview (what you do before the class)
  • Attend ( what you do during the class)
  • Review (what you do after the class)
  • Study (what you do frequently)
  • Assess (what you do frequently)

Habits of Successful Students

  • Prepare before the class;
  • Attend, participate and ask questions;
  • Take well organized notes;
  • Study and review frequently;
  • Set goals for your study sessions;
  • Set a schedule for your study sessions;
  • Manage a conducive environment for your study;
  • Have enough sleep;
  • Find a dedicated study group;
  • Choose the learning style that suite you;
  • Do not cram for your test;
  • Start with the most difficult topics first.

Bad Study Habit

  • Procrastination (Waiting until the last minute);
  • Choosing the wrong study environment;
  • Choosing Wrong Study Partners;
  • Cramming for Test;
  • Poor Note-Taking Skills;
  • Passive reading (reading without concentration);
  • Poor Sleeping Habits;
  • Poor Lighting;
  • Lack of Preparation;
  • Lack of Organization.


Listening Skills

Note Taking Skills

Reading Skills

Memorization Skills

Writing Skills

Time Management Skills

Study Group

Other Skills