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Where to Study

Posted by Andrew Wagers on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : Study Tips 

   Recently, the Battalion here at TAMU listed its top ten list of study spots (here's the link).  While some of them have their own advantages many of them are crowded locations so I've decided to put my own list out (at the risk of my favorite quiet spots becoming less quite).   Here are my choices in no particular order.

  • Libraries, these are suggested in the Batt. article and who can argue since libraries are classic study locations.  The downfall of using campus libraries is that so many o...

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How to Read Your Textbook and Actually Understand It

Posted by Andrew Wagers on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Study Tips 
I recently stumbled across an article about how to read scientific papers.  This article can also be applied to reading a chapter in your Science/Math text book.  They suggest 4 steps to help you digest the information before you:

  1. Skim the Chapter:  This allows you to get the overall big picture even if you don't yet understand the specifics.  Pay close attention to how the chapter is divided, this will tell you the basic topics that are important.  Also, note any definitions, or equations tha...

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How To Make Class LESS Boring!!

Posted by Kari Wagers on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : Study Tips 
Class can be a big bore, especially when you are in way over your head!

Tip of the day today:
Read the first chapter of your text before class.
This will allow you to at least be familiar with the terms and content - even if you don't understand it, yet.

It is too much to ask to understand material the first time you hear it. 
Don't expect to understand everything just from class.  Do yourself a favor - read and be prepared.  If you read before class you will drastically reduce the amount of stud...
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