Time Management and Study Tips for College Students—Part 2

We never stop being students. Whether you are just starting your college experience or consider yourself a lifelong student, it’s never too late to improve your study habits. Here are more practical tips from Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. and ADD expert:

  • Introduce yourself to your professors and go to their office hours. Professors really like it when someone is interested in their classes.
  • Use the college’s career resource center – not just when you are going to graduate, but when you are figuring out what you want to do with your life. It’s a free service.
  • Use flashcards to quiz yourself when studying. And get someone else to quiz you with them. If you always quiz yourself with your own flashcards, you may skip over some that you don’t know the answer to.
  • You may not know what you want to do for a major. It’s okay. There are people much older than you that still aren’t sure what they want to do with their lives. That’s okay. See your academic adviser for help. Pay attention to which classes you really look forward to – that can be a clue as to what you might want to major in.
  • Study groups can be helpful – but keep it to between 3 and 5 members (including you). More than that, and it turns into a social event.
  • If you have ADHD or a learning disability, apply for accommodations as soon as possible – even right after you find out you’ve been accepted to school.
  • Sleep. Get it. Get enough. You may be laughing at this, being a college student and all…but you need to get enough sleep.
  • Enjoy your college experience – it’s one most rewarding experiences of your life, academically and socially.

Dr. Jane Stewart at Optiminds has been helping to improve the study skills of clients of all ages. Find out more about Optiminds college brain fitness programs and cognitive skills training by calling us today at (248) 496-0150 or email us at: jstewart@optimindsct.com. And be sure to visit our website at www.optimindsct.com.

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