If you are one of the few college students who are aiming for excellence in their classes then you should be aware that it doesn’t include procrastination and in addition you must do the following –
- Always show up to your classes. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can learn all by yourself. Professors often go over the study materials the next day after giving it the day before. You fail to learn major things if you don’t attend classes specifically topics and ideas you have not quite grasped yet.
- Look at your instructor’s office hours as your window of opportunity. Many professors are given with office hours to assist students with problems or clarify questions about the study material given. This is your chance of having a tutorial-like discussion with him or her.
- Always read textbooks. It is bothersome but if you are aiming to excel in your class then you must face this challenge once and for all. Reading textbooks allows you to be ahead of the game and enables you to maximize the learning time you have in class.
Finally, do not forget to take down notes because even when you can’t afford to buy textbooks you can still maximize your learning experience by taking advantage of the information you get from class. It helps you to slowly understand difficult concept which will give you leverage when the examination time comes around. Your notes are the number one weapon you can wield during crunch time.