Academic Planning
Why study? Because studying is planned learning that can enrich your life and help you achieve whatever goals you have. The more you know, the more you can do.
How can I study better?
  • The most important thing about studying is your attitude.
  • Study in the right setting - desk, quiet, supplies.
  • Take notes - in class, outline material to "get" the important facts.
  • Research information - library, Internet (never turn in material straight from the Internet!)
  • Move every half hour, then go back to the books!
Good sense tips:
  • Get plenty of sleep - especially before a test.
  • Exercise.
  • Eat regular meals; skip the "fast food" as a regular diet.
  • Don't be a procrastinator - study and/or work on projects each day!
  • Don't wait until 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. to start your homework - that's too late!
  • Have some fun - but not too much! Remember, you still have to hand in those assignments!
Test Prep Review:
Preparing for a test isn't easy, and most test takers have some sort of test anxiety as they prepare. Standardized tests tend to promote a sense of dread, even when students are adequately prepared. To alleviate some of the anxiety, make sure that you start soon enough. Knowing when to begin your preparation process is critical to having enough time to prepare, without feeling rushed. Adequate preparation time has become increasingly important as test takers lives are increasingly rushed, and they often feel they don't have enough time to prepare for the test. The amount of time necessary to prepare depends on the individual as well as the score the test taker hopes to achieve. If you are a quick learner, then you won't need to spend as much time preparing as someone that absorbs material and concepts at a slower rate. Many resources are available online, especially in preparing for standardized tests. These sites provide access to test study guides and free practice tests. Listed below are resources for the ACT and SAT.