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Tips for Successful Students

Organize your time and materials

Add your assignments and due dates to your calendar. Schedule blocks of time for reading and completing your assignments. ( See the Study Schedule worksheet under Start with a Calendar on the left.) Give yourself ample time, and don't wait till the night before a test or the assignment is due to get started.

Check your syllabus or BlackBoard every week to make sure you're staying on track.

At the beginning of every week (Sunday afternoon or evening), review and plan what you have to do for the week.  

Schedule time to study, just like you would schedule going to class or a job.  Put your study time on the calendar.  Find a quiet place to do your work.

Minimize distractions.  Turn off notifications on your phone or turn it off while you are studying.  


Image of hands on laptop keyboard; screen reads "ORGANIZE".  

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