How To Manage Classes and Study Efficiently

I wanted to write a post on study habits and managing classes. High school and college are quite different from one another and so are the study habits needed for them. High school, I just reviewed my notes, took my test and got an A or B. College you ACTUALLY have to study.. like a lot. No matter how smart you are, you will need to put some time and effort in. So let’s talk about studying and managing classes.

Going To Class

The MOST important thing you can do is go to class!! Yeah it’s easy to skip class and take a great nap but don’t! Some classes {like my fashion + culture class} take attendance points. These points will either help your grade in the end or ruin it if you can only miss a certain amount classes. My fashion class last semester only allowed us to miss 3 classes or we failed!

Dropping Classes

If you are FAILING or have a low grade, drop the damn class. This happened to me in math first semester. I thought I could turn my grade around. That didn’t happen.

Working With Peers

Try to find someone in your class that you can study with or get notes from and get their number. I was in a Learning Community 1st semester which is basically a group of people with similar majors that take some classes together. I love them and still try to take classes with them!


So my first semester of college, I took relatively easy classes {English, Math, Public Speaking, Intro to Retail and a Consumer Sciences class}, so I didn’t have to study much, which is also why I neglected to study for math. So, when it came to 2nd semester I was out of touch and my classes were much harder {Sociology, Math..again, Art, a Journalism class and Fashion and Culture}. I quickly learned that I had to put in a lot of time to get good grades on my sociology and math exams. I even had to study for art {lots of definitions!!} It was hard to build that routine, but I did it!

Going to the Library

Take time out of your weekly schedule to go to the library. For me I had time after Soc. and I would go to the library before my math class. That gave me about 2 hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, to study, work on my blog, or get some homework done.

When to Start Studying

I personally like to start doing heavy studying a week or a week and a half before the actual exam, this excludes finals though because there is more at stake there.

Staying Awake {Without Dying}

I really recommend coffee and RedBull, but not too much!! Also chugging water and just staying hydrated in general is great too!

Thanks for reading!! Hopefully these tips help you like they helped me! Also happy start of classes if you’ve started already. I wish nothing but a prosperous year for all of you, college student or not!!





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