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3 Study Hacks That May Save Your College Career

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hampton U chapter.

The transition from high school to college can be difficult for most students. Especially if you choose to go to school far away from home. You start to go through a plethora of emotions that you were not used to because you probably never had to face them until college. With those emotions, you may find that it is hard for you to stay focused on your classes resulting in a couple of bad grades. However, don’t worry because we over here at the Hampton U Chapter have some simple, yet effective study hacks for you to ace all your assignments in times of hardship.

1. Quizlet 

The first hack is Quizlet! Just because you may have used Quizlet in high school does not mean it needs to be left there. Many feel that because the content of college work is much stronger than high school work that using Quizlet is a waste, but it’s not. This site is very effective for remembering terms whether it is 5 or 100 words, science or history related terms, or even songs that can be broken up into parts. With this site, you have the choice to test yourself any type of way whether it be multiple choice or fill in the blank Quizlet does it all. Therefore, don’t sleep on Quizlet because it is the key to success.

2. Study Groups

The next hack is ‘study groups’, and we know whenever anyone sees the word group they automatically dread the idea; especially in college. It is no secret that group projects somehow always go wayyyyy left in college, but this is not a project. This is a group of students meeting up to succeed together. Even if one student in the group is the only person who has any idea about what is going on in the class that helps. Because we all know that a lot of the time in classes the professor is not teaching us — we teach ourselves — and that one student can be the main key to you passing that test. Therefore, don’t be afraid try a study group because as Tim Gunn said, “life is not a solo act.”

3. Study Before Bed 

Now, the final hack, which is probably the most effective, is studying before bed. This idea is overlooked by many but is an extremely smart thing to do. If you think about it, when you dream you usually dream about something you saw or thought about before you went to bed, and when you wake up in the morning you are thinking about that same thing. Therefore, if you studied right before you went to bed and do a run-through of the material as soon as you wake up, we guarantee that you will remember everything. And collaborating this hack with the first hack will only further your success when it comes to studying. So, push aside all your troubles and secure that grade by using one of our simple yet effective hacks!



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Ania Cotton

Hampton U '18

Ania is a charismatic, outgoing, fun loving individual with aspirations of owning her own public relations firm. Her favorite shows are Spongebob, Regular Show, and Bob's Burgers, and she loves to eat. Ania graduated from Hampton University in May 2018 with her Bachelors of Arts in Strategic Communications with a minor in Spanish. Ania loves to talk and give advice to her friends and family; the motto that she lives by is to always be a blessing to others because you never know who may need it. To learn more about her, visit her website at www.anianicole.com.