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Workshop shows how study habits impact life

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By Eliza Shadden/reporter

Learning how to improve study habits at a NE workshop, students received advice to help them succeed personally and academically Oct. 30.

NE academic advisers Amy Reece and Alicia Thompson talked about personal experiences, allowing students to make connections to their own academic experiences.  As a former student, Reece said she hopes to help others succeed in areas where she struggled.

“What might work for one student may not work for another, and what might work for one subject may not work for the next,” Reece said.

Review sessions, study groups or buddies, mnemonic memorization and tutoring were some of the tips Reece and Thompson offered students.

The internet is also a valuable resource for study material, Reece said. Sites such as Quizlet, Purdue Owl, Purplemath and YouTube have information easily accessible to students.

“Give yourself the best possible chance to do well,” Reece said.  “It’s not realistic to sit down and study for four to six hours at a time. Try two or whatever works for you.”

Thomas said mastering basic study skills can help students avoid dropping classes.

“The way a student studies in high school is not the same as how they study in college,” Thomas said.

Students also shared personal accounts of situations in which better study habits could have helped them.

“We see a need for students to use some of the skills that are in the workshop,” Reece said.

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