Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3417 Students who “study smart” find that they spend less time studying, and yet they get better grades. Find a good place to study. Although it’s usually best to have one place where you study regularly, it doesn’t matter where you study, as long as it has a surface for writing, it’s well lit, quiet, and comfortable.Your study area should also be equipped with paper, pens, pencils, calculator, dictionary, and thesaurus. Some students need it to be quiet when they study; others like to have music playing in the background. If you like to listen to music while you do your homework, try playing classical music very softly. “I like to listen to music while I’m doing busywork-type homework, but not when I’m studying.” Maria “The library is a really good place for me to study. It’s quiet, and I don’t have any of the distractions that I have at home.” Greg Get started. Getting started on your studying is often the hardest part. Don’t put it off until later, don’t make excuses, and don’t wait until you’re “in the mood.” If you have a hard time getting started, begin with something you can finish quickly or a subject you like. Know your learning style. We all learn differently. Some learn best by seeing the material (visual learners), some learn best by hearing the information (auditory learners), and some learn best by doing (kinesthetic learners). Think about how you learn and adjust how you study accordingly. Visual learners learn best from films, pictures, reading, and demonstrations. If you’re a visual learner, take notes, use flash cards, form images in your mind, and use color in your notes. Auditory learners learn best from presentations, discussions, films, and music. If you’re an auditory learner, read and review information out loud, have discussions, make up rhymes to remember things, and explain what you’ve learned to someone else. Step Study Smart 7