1.1 Introduction to Strategies for Studying

While many university students eventually discover the techniques that work for them, some find that they either study endlessly and still under-perform in their coursework, or they feel so overwhelmed with information that they do not even know where to begin and may inadvertently not prepare appropriately for exams and assignments.

This chapter will help you learn to determine what information is meaningful and worthy of greater attention, and what information is peripheral to lectures and readings, requiring less time and effort. This chapter will also show you how to get the most out of your readings and course lectures, how to choose the review strategies that best suit your needs, and how to find extra help when you need it.

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