How much time will you need? Youíll be able o
determine this shortly after your short courses. Of course, the total time you
will need will be determined by the number and type of courses and your own
study efficiency. However, the college catalogues mention the fact that one
semesterís credit hour should require two hours of preparation weekly. This
means that a three hour course should get six hours of outside study each week.
A DEFINITE PLACE:
Where should you study? Any place- a desk in you
room, a kitchen table where you can be reasonably comfortable and away from the
mainstream of activity in your home office or dormitory Get away from the
television set, children and home mates.
It is important that the spot you select be one
which you normally do not use except for study if itís the table where you play
cards, itís very easy to think about the last game there rather than what youíre
trying to study.
You use specific items for a bath soap, towels
etc as a matter of fact, if you donít use the right things, your bath wonít be a
good one same is true for study.
Use a desk or table of
adequate size and height. And this is most important thing clear it of
everything except the actual books or materials you require to study properly
that one particular subject you are working on . you Canít concentrate very will
on writing them for English class if you have in front of you a math book with
20 problems awaiting for you, and half a dozen other tasks and assignments. Work
and worry only about what you have inform of your at the moment. The other
subjects can be taken care of easier after your complete one assignment more
satisfactorily because you are giving it your full attention. Sit in a straight
chair, not one which is too comfortable Ė unless you plan to snooze.