Pass Difficult College Courses
Edited by estrella sacragon, Anonymous, Lynn, Eng
Exam, exams and 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 on various sources. But for now, we have come up with a list of five most considerable things to ponder in doing well at a semester in college.
How to Pass a Tough College Course
- 1Choose the Most Interesting.It's the first question to answer: "What do I like the most?" After all, studying and surviving college is about you doing it. Make a firm and clear choice of what field of study you would like to pursue. At this point, you will not regret choosing a course that you actually don't love. You will not have hard time completing the course if you are not interested in it. Your interest alone will serve as the best booster for you to do well in the class.Advertisement
- 2Be Punctual and Focused.Being on time is a good signal to your professors that you are eager to attend the class and learn from him. On the other side, late comers are also always given negative attention. After making it on time, try to focus on the day's lesson. Your effort of being on time will be wasted if you are not going to learn because of sleepiness and flying thoughts. Whatever circumstances may be, always, when inside the classroom, be focused.Advertisement
- 3Participate.Coming to school prepared is a good battle strategy. Professors are there to help you out in the class, but not like if you were in kindergarten. Self learning is always encouraged in tertiary education, so you must be independent in learning inside the class. In class discussions, whenever possible, try to participate on 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.
- 4Read 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.
- 5Practice a Study Routine.Having yourself do things over and over again will lead to 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 school work and finish them on time.Advertisement
Success in college is actually about making yourself adjust to a whole new world compared to what you lived in during high school. Study 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: Lynn, Anonymous, estrella sacragon