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Study Skills For Students in Class

Classroom Study Skills

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Study skills for students are not intrinsic, meaning, not everyone is born understanding how to be successful in class. But, there's hope! The following study skills for students – those imperative study strategies to get you a great score in any classroom – can be learned if you put in a little effort. Read below for seven important study skills to get you to the end of the semester with the grade you want.

1. Identify Your Learning Style

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First, you have to understand how you learn. Are you someone who needs notes in front of you? Do you learn best when you're listening to music? Do you need to be moving in order to process new information? Find out by taking this learning styles test to determine what makes you tick.

2. Concentrate In Class

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It's not always easy to stay focused in your classroom, but concentrating in class is one of those study skills for students that can mean the difference between the honor roll and detention. Learn to gain concentration by choosing where you sit and what you do in class.

3. Take Good Notes

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It seems simple, right? Taking notes is a no-brainer. Not really! Taking good notes is a learned skill. Students waste hours and hours in the classroom, writing down useless information they'll never need. Here are some note-taking strategies that will maximize your learning in class and reduce your frustration when your teacher goes off-topic.

4. Choose a Great Study Partner

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Your new flame and BFF may be awesome and all,  but they may not be the best people to partner up with when it comes time to study. Test their merits against these markers of a good study partner before you invite them over for a study session.

5. Form The Perfect Study Group

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Your teacher announced a test for next Friday, and you know the best way for you to study involves getting a study group together. Here, you'll get the basics of how to form a study group and what to do when they actually show up.

6. Get Organized For Class

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Getting and staying organized is one of those study skills for students that often gets shoved to the back burner. But nothing could be more important than keeping track of test dates and study sessions, while keeping your bag in working order. These tips will get you organized for class in a flash.

7. Read Your Textbook Effectively

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One of the most difficult study skills for students is learning how to read a textbook effectively. Lugging it back and forth between school and home is always a chore, and then the words are often incomprehensible, anyway. End the silly cycle of reading words you don't understand and learn how to read effectively in four easy steps.

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