Essential College Skills: Studying and Time Management

You have a big test this week. Do you: 

  1. Cram for the test
  2. Pull an all-nighter
  3. None of the above

Hopefully, you answered C. Cramming and all-nighters are more likely to lead to panic and fatigue, neither of which will help you at test time. Instead, succeed by making time to study every day. Keep organized notes and materials, attend class, complete reading assignments, and review the material before a test. If you prepare well and study as you go, a looming test won't sound so scary. Use your time wisely with these test-taking tips: