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Improving grdes with improved studying

By Tanya Sharme, '22

|Infographic: Virginia Limon, Nautilus Staff


Every semester starts off with cheery faces and moods but ends up very trying and stressful. Immense amounts of anxiety, stress, and mental trauma afflict students during college due to the lack of good study habits.


  • Never procrastinate.
  • Do not skip deadlines for leisure activities during the days of a surplus of homework.
  • Do not look at your phone or get on social media. Make is a point to keep the phone out of sight and out of reach.
  • Avoid eating or talking to others while studying.
  • Never start your say without a plan. Keep a daily calendar to track all assignments, deadlines, and exams to stay prepared.
  • Do not focus too much on thinking and planning, rather focus on working towards the output.


  • Study in a quiet place. The library or your dorm or a coffee shop are good places as long as you study alone.
  • Take good notes during class and ask questions immediately. It is best to clarify the day a concept is discussed rather than wait.
  • Make efficient use of your time and commit to things that matter. Remember that time management is the key to success.
  • Continuously review past topics discussed in class as the semester progresses to avoid and difficulty during the final exam.
  • Take a stroll if you feel stressed out or head to the gym to help ease the tension.
  • Prepare for each tests one wekk before so you do not end up feeling stressed out as the exam approaches.

With these simple study principles, you are on your way to securing better grades. Keep this list of DO'S and DON'TS in mind to become a rising star. Rememberto act now to make this semester an unforgettable and victorious one!