As College of Business students we all know that assigned work and exams can be extremely challenging. There is no one way to study but here are my best attempts at giving my best tips on how to study effectively from the beginning of the semester to the end.
Step 1: In the College of Business most professors’ syllabi have a class schedule attached. Study that schedule and make notes (in places you will actually look) of the important dates i.e. test dates, major papers, and guest speakers.
Step 2: Keep up with your assignments. Do Not Wait!!! Make sure you know what is due and when it is due.
Step 3: Office Hours…. Your professors’ office hours can be your best friend. Professors in the College of Business are there to help you. Office Hours are times for you to clear up anything you do not have a clear understanding about. Your professor knows more about the course than anyone else. Build a rapport with your professors, when they know your character then they will know when you have a valid reason for excuse.
Step 4: Reading…. While in the college of business I found that actually reading the required textbooks is extremely helpful. It can provide a clearer understanding and make it easier to grasp certain concepts.
Step 5: Do your homework assignments. In most of the COB classes I have taken the homework is there to strengthen you in the course material.
Step 6: Know your resources. If you are having trouble you do have classmates that may have a better understanding than you. Study groups are a good idea; limit the number of people in the group, because more than 5 can become problematic (too many cooks in the kitchen).
Step 7: If you have been consistently studying throughout the semester there should be no need to cram for the final exam. Have confidence in what you know!
The College of Business has some wonderful programs and professors. Like I stated before there is no one-way to study, the guide above are tips that really helped me in my COB courses.
Major Mentor “2014”