The City College of New York
Wellness and Counseling Center
Marshak Science Building, Rm. J-15
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Sarah Hahn • Director
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Academic Success Strategies
1. Know yourselfa. Learning style2. Set specific academic and personal goals
b. Good habits/bad habits
c. What helps/gets in the way of being able to focus on school worka. Establish priorities - take stock of what is important, what is urgent3. Make a plan
and what is less important or time urgent, what do you need to cut out
in your life??a. Create a term calendar, recording major events4. Savor personal time and reward self for a job well done!!
b. Create a weekly schedule of your classes, labs, meetings, work activities...
c. Make a To-Do list for each day the night before or during breakfast
a. Everyone has their own style and needs. But generally, one hour during the day2. Study smarter
is worth 2 at night
b. Limit distractions, multi-tasking limits the level of information one can absorb
a. Study from 15-50 minutes at a time followed by a brief break3. Use time strategically
a. Rank classes; spend time every day on most challenging class.4. Study Activelya. Improve your memory by being creative and interested. Generate examples,
create mnemonics, make summary notes, identify key words, highlight
textbooks, or add margin notes, take practice tests, review notes regularly,
discuss key concepts with professors and peers.
b. No matter how well you understand something, without practice, forgetting will
occur. Before a test, recall information without looking at notes or textbooks
and by doing practice questions.