You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.
How I plan to Study
My freshman year of college didn’t go too well for several reasons.
One, I had no idea what I was getting into: how the classes go, how to prepare for them, how to set a schedule, etc.
Two, I didn’t know how to study. I tried so many different things, different techniques, took notes in various ways, made flashcards.
But it turned out that jumping around like that only made it worse. Without having a steady, set way to prepare for each class, I couldn’t remember the information very well and ended up not doing too hot on the tests.
So now I want to actually set some goals for myself. Maybe these will be helpful to you guys too!
1) In class:
- Always take notes, using 1 method: Cornell, Mapping, or Outline (on paper or on an iPad)
- Listen actively, connect new information to something I’ve already heard or know
- No mindless writing: take notes in my own words. This keeps your mind working during the lecture.
|We don’t know either. Don’t worry.|
For some of you, this may induce groans of horror as the last days of precious summer flutter away in the stormy wind. For some, it brings on a flurry of nerves and excitement, either because you couldn’t wait to begin your college career or because you’re right at the edge of graduation. No matter what you’re feeling, the summer draws to a close and we’re on a course for a rocking semester here at The University of Texas at Tyler.
|Don’t forget to pack your cat!|
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Molecular Biology of The Cell, 4E, Alberts et al.
Biochemistry, 5E, Stryer et al.
Molecular Cell Biology, 4E, Lodish et al.
An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 7E, Griffiths et al.
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