Preparing for Class Quick Tips

  1. Always read the chapter that will be covered in class
  2. Find a quiet place to study free from distractions
  3. Create a realistic reading plan
  4. Write down any questions you still have and ask them during class
  5. Make notes in your book or on a notebook

Taking notes in your book:

  • Take notes after reading not during your reading

Taking notes in a notebook:

  • Find a dependable note taking method (The SQ4R Method or creating a Chapter Map may be helpful.)

After Class Quick Tips

  1. Compare notes in class with the notes you took from your reading
  2. Return to the chapter to read it more throughly
  3. If you have questions and cannot find them in the reading, arrive early to class and ask your professor