Tips For Success

Tip #5

When reading, turn headings into questions, then read paragraph by paragraph. Tackle long readings by breaking them into smaller chunks: a chapter can be broken into subsections. To make studying more efficient, write two- or three-sentence summaries of readings. Then add a couple of sentences that link the reading to other readings assigned that week or to the week’s topic or a course theme. Connecting readings to the big picture is the kind of thinking and writing called for in exams.