Need help with a study routine? Try these 5 tips!
Jan. 11, 2016
Did you know that some of the most popular New Yearâs Resolutions are centered around education? Whether itâs about finishing a degree or finally enrolling in college, the sense of newness that another year brings is in full force. One thing that always challenges adult learners who may enroll in a health care degree program after a prolonged absence from being in a traditional classroom setting is how to best study. From juggling family responsibilities to keeping multiple classes straight, finding a system that works often comes down to a bit of trial and error with a dash of strategy. Consider these five tips designed to help boost your confidence and set you up to achieve success.
MAKE CONNECTIONS IN YOUR COHORTAt Concorde, many of our programs as designed to support cohorts. The idea is that being with a group of people who work together for the majority of their respective program encourages a more collaborative and supportive learning environment. By investing in getting to know the men and women in your cohort, you have the start of a solid study group. While you may not hit it off with everyone, make it a point to find a core group that you can jive with for group projects, rely on to double check work and who can encourage you through days where you want to throw the towel in and be done.
OUTLINE THE CHAPTER OF INFORMATIONStudies definitively prove that when we handwrite notes in an organized format, we retain information longer. An effective outline is more than just copying bold words and subject headers. Consider:
- Translating your textbook readings into your owns and examples
- Pretending that youâre explaining the concept to a patient
- Answering the questions at the end of the chapter(s)