Pass Difficult College Courses
Edited by estrella sacragon, Lynn, Eng, Nuance and 1 other
Exam. More exams. Never-ending exams! Are you still searching for ways to pass your college courses?
There is no single solution to succeeding at a difficult course, but there are ways to at least pass them. In fact, hundreds of recommendations are available from various sources. But for now, we have come up with a list of the five most effective things to consider, when you want to do well in college this semester in college.
Tips on Passing Courses in College
- 1Choose the Most Interesting.It's the first question to answer: "What do I like the most?" After all, studying in high school, surviving college is about what you like doing, what you are passionate about, rather than the subject you got the best marks in. This is probably the biggest mistake people make when choosing their field of study. It will be so much easier to get good grades and complete a degree if you are interested and invested in your courses.Advertisement
- 2Be Punctual and Focused.Advertisement
- Being on time is a good signal to your professors that you are eager to attend the class and learn from him or her. If you're late, you seem uninterested and detached, and you might be missing valuable information.
- Focus on the day's lesson. Take meticulous notes. Ask, if you don't understand something. If you don't ask, you don't learn. You might as well not worry about being punctual, if you're half asleep in class, or swiping your way through social media Whatever circumstances may be, always, when inside the classroom, be focused.
- 3Participate.Coming to school prepared is a good battle strategy. Professors are there to help you out in the class, but it's not the same as high school. Self-learning is always encouraged in tertiary education, so you must be independent both in the classroom and on your own. In class discussions, whenever possible, try to participate in recitations, group works and activities provided by the professor. This will help you introduce yourself to the professor and he or she will eventually remember your name. Start conversations, and ask thought-provoking questions.
- 4What kind of learner are you?This is important, and you probably know by now whether you learn better by listening, taking notes, hands-on, visually, etc.
- 5Read the Syllabus.A syllabus is an outline of all of the topics covered by the course. Making yourself familiar with the content of the syllabus will help you prepare for scheduled tests, graded oral examinations, class turn-ins and much more vital information regarding the course. Read ahead of time. Since sources and topics are available on the syllabus, you will be informally instructed to do advance reading.
- 6Practice a Study Routine.Doing things over and over again will lead to a routine. Try to establish a study routine and be religious in doing it. You may want to try studying early in the morning when silence is much appreciated. You can also impose a three-hour rule. After watching television, read for three hours, then stop for 15 minutes and then continue again. By using this strategy, you will develop a routine that will help you go over your schoolwork and finish them on time.
- 7Find a study group.Find some like-minded friends who you can form a study group with. For some, it's easier to study alone, while others will do better with a group. Some will be more alert in the morning, while others will be more alert in the evening. Find out what works best for you.Advertisement
Success in college is actually about making yourself adjust to a whole new world compared to the world of high school you came from. Techniques are varied with different people since we all have different learning abilities and we also absorb information at our own pace. So the basic rule in being successful in college is to be determined and aim for your diploma after the course.
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Nuance, Eng, Lynn