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 3422 Study Smart Success in the classroom requires excellent study skills, studying “smart,” and navigating your classes wisely and efficiently. Study in a “quiet place” Locate an isolated, well-lit space where all you can do is study. Avoid friends, cell phones, Facebook, music, etc. By eliminating all distractions, you force yourself to do only one thing—study. Find a quiet section of the library, a residence hall study lounge, or an unoccupied classroom. (Note: Law School and other graduate program libraries may be quieter and more conducive to study than the college’s main library.) Also consider off-campus locations such as bookstores, coffee shops, or public libraries. The worst place to study is in your dorm room. Complete assignments early When possible, complete your assignments early. By completing as- signments several days prior to the due date, you allow time for editing and improvements. If you are uncertain whether you did an assignment correctly, there’s time to discuss it with your professor. If asked, a profes- sor or teaching assistant may also be willing to review a first draft. If you are required to make a classroom presentation, volunteer to make your presentation as early as possible. You’ll get it out of the way and you won’t stress out watching the presentations that precede yours. Avoid early morning classes Unless you’re a morning person or there are no other available sec- tions, avoid early morning classes. Treat a difficult course as if it were two courses If you are taking a particularly difficult or time-consuming class, take a lighter course load that semester and plan to spend twice the amount of time on the class. If you’re concerned about falling behind because of the lightened course load, take a summer course to catch up.