Are you feeling worried about your next year at school? If you’re heading into university, congratulations! It’s another big step for you. I don’t have any secrets to share, but I’d like to tell you some study tips that helped me.
I went to UVic for four years and I majored in Applied Linguistics. Looking back, four years isn’t that long, but at the time, it was my entire world. Some days were fantastic: great friends, interesting classes, and fun projects. Some days were terrible, but those were the days that taught me the most.
If you’re going to be entering university soon, here are some tips for surviving the next four years:
- Ask for help when you need it, as often as you need it. If you are stuck on something, you will quickly fall behind. Visit your professor during office hours to get extra help.
- Make study groups in all your classes. There’s nothing better than complaining about school work together! This also helps a lot with the first tip.
- Peer edit all your work. Even if you’re confident you’ve written the most perfect essay ever, ask someone to double-check it for you. Speaking of which…
- Double-check your work. Try not to do it right after. If you’re able to, check it the next day. You’ll be able to spot mistakes a lot easier with a clear mind.
- Take a break and take it often. Your mind will work a lot better when it’s refreshed and relaxed. Organize your schedule so you can have some downtime, especially after long study sessions or when you know a big project is due.
- Forgive yourself when you make a mistake. Forgot something during your 20-minute presentation? Don’t worry. You won’t even remember it in ten years.
Don’t fall behind. We can help you get the marks you need to succeed. It’s a long journey, but you can do it!