Ever feel like your confidence is missing when you need it the most? I feel that way a lot. Sometimes it can be lack of studying or not studying the right way. Try out some new ways.
In the article, 15 Ways to Boost Your Confidence at College, the writer hit the top ways that college students sometimes lose confident from time to time. But, that isn’t a bad thing because it happens to all of us.
Never Stop Improving!
College can be draining especially when you have a huge assignment or exam coming up. The stress can take you over like a monster that comes to steal you in the night. Okay, maybe that is a little too dramatic. You get my point, college is overwhelming at times.
I want to share some of my own study tips that help me. Some are new and some are old, but all can be personalized to fit your study routine.
10 Study tips:
1.) Quizlet -If you haven’t found this yet, you need to like now. Flashcards help me a ton and making my own tests, but this website generates it all. Saves you the hand camps, plus there is an app so you can take your study cards on the go. 2.) Quiet space or music? I am actually both. It depends on whether I really need to focus or I need sound to not go crazy from all the notes in front of me. 3.) Make your flashcards as soon as you get new material – helps you learn a bit at a time and less overwhelming when making them. 4.) Rewrite your class notes – I did this a lot. I learn from rewriting even when I get hand cramps. 5.) Ask questions – don’t be afraid to ask your professor questions, shoot them an email. 6.) Say the material out loud – sometimes hearing it is more effective than reading it off a powerpoint slide, whiteboard, or paper. 7.) Test yourself – put away the flashcards or switch to Quizlet test and see how much you are absorbing. It may be more than you think. 8.) Remember to breathe – don’t get too overwhelmed. Take breaks. 9.) Believe in yourself – doubting gets you nowhere. Promise me on that one. 10.) No late night cram session the day before the test – go to bed early instead.