|| See your instructor BEFORE you have a big problem.
We don't bite, and we may be able to help. Sign up for an office hour.
||Take your notes in a loose-leaf
notebook using the Modified Cornell Method of Note Taking. BIO 098 and
BIO 009 will cover this method. Ask your instructor about them.
||Clean up your notes, after class, but before you go
to sleep for the day. It is best to do this with a study buddy or two from
the class so you will all have good notes.
||When ever you read information, move your hand and
write about what you are reading. It will slow you down (that is
one of the main points) and you will remember what you read better.
||Read and take notes on the textbook outlines
and summaries before going to class.
||Read and take notes on the textbook chapters
about 24 hours after the lecture on that material.
||You should be spending two hours outside of class
for every hour you are in class. That means for a three hour lecture, you
should spend six hours a week studying. A two hour lab should require four
hours of study each week. That is 10 hours each week, not just before
||Study in half hour blocks. Get up, move around, and
change your subject or style of study every half hour to keep yourself
fresh and in peak learning ability.
||Study vocabulary as if you were learning a foreign
language. You are. Use flash cards, write words in an informative sentence,
get folk to drill you, or what ever works for you. Do It Early and Often.
||Join the Anti-Procrastinators League, today! This
material does not cram well. The chapters build on previous knowledge,
and you will need this information for future semesters as well as this