Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Study smart Students who study smart spend less time studying, and yet they get better grades.  Find a place to study that’s quiet, well lit, and comfortable.  Turn off the music, the TV, and your phone. Focus on the work you need to do.  Before you start, make a plan. Decide what you want to get done, and prioritize your work.  If you have a large assignment or project, break it down into smaller parts.  Do difficult assignments first, while you’re still fresh and alert. Take good class notes Tests almost always cover material that’s been presented in class, so it’s important to have good notes to study from.  Don’t try to write everything down—listen for the most important information and ideas.  Leave spaces between topics and ideas.  Use abbreviations to take notes faster.  Highlight or underline important information.