No matter what time of year it is or where you are at in your education, it is always a good idea to work on improving your study skills. Fortunately, we have lots of great tips and advice to help you get the most out of your study time. However, it is important to figure out which study and homework strategies work best for you.
Factors such as your learning style can have an influence on which study techniques work best. For example, if you are an auditory learner, reading your textbook and class notes aloud might be a very helpful way to review. For visual learners, highlighting key information and using colored flash cards are both great ways to study effectively.
Some more tips that might help:
- Know How to Take Good Notes: Note-taking skills are important if you want to do well in your psychology classes. Remember, if your instructor mentions something in class, there is a good chance you will see it on a future exam.
- Have Good Study Habits: In order to succeed, it is essential to study regularly and actively. Check out some of these psychology study tips to find more information on improving your study habits.
- Don't Skip Class: If you are not in class, then you are not getting the most out of your education. Lectures offer information that probably isn't in your textbook and also give you the opportunity to participate in discussions.
What study strategies work best for you? Be sure to share your tips and advice and read what other students have to say.
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The effect of learning styles is limited at best (see Coffield 2004), especially something so simplistic as VAK, which has very little, if any empirical support. It?s better not to limit yourself to one style of learning and use a variety of styles.