Study Tips

Student using a computer at the Camner Center Student using a computer at the Camner Center
  • Study sessions should be short and intense, without distractions.
  • Begin each study session with the most challenging material so that your brain is fresh and most alert.
  • Before referencing your book or notes, attempt to recall or solve newly learned concepts or problems from memory.
  • Summarize readings in your own words, create personal examples whenever possible.
  • Space learning out (no cramming); the brain retains information best when it’s learned over time.
  • Quiz yourself, take practice exams, and practice solving problems to accurately assess your understanding.
  • Be honest with yourself about your level of mastery.
  • Invest time on learning the areas you are least proficient in.
  • Seek immediate feedback (check answers) to ensure that you are working in the right direction.
  • Study with the intent to learn and apply the material.