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Good Study Habits and Tutoring

Good Study Habits

The best way to get good grades is to start using good study habits now.

It’s a lot easier to maintain good grades than to improve poor grades later. Plus, the study habits you learn now will help you in college and in your future career.

Here are nine tips to get you started:

  1. Know your learning style. Take a learning style quiz from a career specialist or counselor. This will help you plan study strategies.

  2. Decide what to study, how long to study or how much to study before you get started. Set a goal and stick to your deadlines.

  3. If you’re a motivated student, complete difficult tasks first. For procrastinators, start off with the easy, interesting parts of the project. Reward yourself as you accomplish tasks.

  4. Have special places to study. Take into consideration lighting, temperature and the location of a desk, pen, paper, etc.

  5. Study 30-50 minutes then take a 10-minute break. Stretch, relax and have a snack. If you get tired or bored, move to a different location, subject or task.

  6. Allow plenty of time for reading, outlining and writing papers. Use less time for memorization, review and self-testing.

  7. Use memory activities to review just before you fall asleep.

  8. Study with a friend. Quiz each other, compare notes and predict test questions.

  9. Speak up! If you need help, ask for it.




Oklahoma State University offers the following resources for students:

The LASSO Center's Paul Milburn Tutoring Program is a service offering free one-on-one tutoring to any student on campus needing assistance. Qualified tutors meet certain GPA and course content criteria and are approved by the LASSO Center staff. Interested students should click here to make an appointment. Questions about how to schedule or cancel an appointment can be addressed in person in 021 CLB or by calling 405-744-3309.