e first step is the preparation of a monthly calendar which would contain relevant dates for academic requirements: schedule of examinations, submission of papers, and daily academic plans. The second step for time control is to design and prepare a weekly schedule through a chart which includes daily schedules and specific time to note all activities (study time, fun, rest, and relaxation). Finally, the third step is to write a daily or weekly “to do” list which will help prioritize the specified activities.
The second study skill is classroom note taking. The discourse presented helpful tips to take notes efficiently. The following hints were discussed: attend classes faithfully, make use of abbreviations, determine and discern signals of importance, write down examples given by the instructors, write down connections between ideas, review the notes as soon as possible, and finally, get down a written record of each class discussion. Attending classes faithfully would ensure that nothing is missed in the discussions. Making use of abbreviations would make taking notes easier through the use of a personal short hand. Signals of importance are usually definitions of terms and enumerations which usually appear in examinations. There are also examples provided by the instructors which make vivid illustrations of topics being discussed. Connecting ideas assist in relating one topic to the other. In addition, reviewing the notes taken immediately would ensure that these would not be forgotten.
The third and final study skill which would help students succeed in school is reading and studying a textbook skillfully. The textbook study can be efficiently done in four simple ways: previewing, marking, taking notes and reviewing these notes. Previewing means taking a glimpse or a bird’s eye view of the textbook. This can be done by studying the title, browsing over the first and last paragraphs of the selection and by reading the first sentence of each paragraph