What is your current study style? Late-night cramming? Last-minute study session with friends? Osmosis? Finals have ended for the spring semester and maybe you are looking for some new methods to try out for the ones for summer.
Here are some great study secrets we found from current University of Central Florida history students. Have some of your own? Let us know by leaving a comment, below!
- “My best advice when it comes to studying as a History major is very simple: Read the textbook. I have done significantly better in classes when I actually do the reading, rather than just skim through a few chapters.” – Amanda Bonin
- “I have found some very good online resources on how to read and study historical scholarship: http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides/, http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides/secondary.htm, http://clas.uiowa.edu/history/teaching-and-writing-center/guides/source-identification/secondary-source, http://wcm1.web.rice.edu/howtoread.html.” – Daniel Bradfield
- “Don’t sacrifice the assignments that are worth more because you’ve spent too much time on the little ones. Prioritize!” – Daniel Velasquez
- “Learn how to gut a book. Look for thesis, sources, methodology, supporting evidence and how it is used to support argument, how each source is in dialogue with other works.” – Katie Kelly
- “Manage your time well. If you don’t manage your time well you will struggle with the assigned weekly readings, weekly responses, and the larger papers due at the end of the semester.” – Ella Gibson
- “Make study dates with classmates to talk through material and to support each other.” – Kendra Hazen
- “Ask other students for help when you are stuck – while this tends to be a solitary field, it doesn’t have to be, and I’ve found that other students are excited to help out.”
- “First, listen to your body. If you pay attention to how quickly you lose focus when studying, you can learn when, where, and how to study the best.” – Meghan Vance
- “Go to your professor’s office hours! If for no other reason than to introduce yourself, because your professor will always be there to help you during the semester if you are having trouble with an essay or do not understand a concept in class.” – Tyler Campbell
- “This may seem simple, but read everything assigned for class.” – Kevin Mercer
Do you have any to add to the list?