Becoming an AWESOME Student

© Mike Splane December 2005

 

Hello Mr. Splane!

I was a student of yours a few semesters ago and thought it would be good to check out your website again. I came about your transcript and noticed you were an AWESOME student, I was just wondering what kind of studying techniques you used to do so well?

Thank you in Advance – Chris

 

 I'm sure other students would be interested, so I'll put my reply on the website. – Mike

 

Attitude:

 

Choosing classes:

 

Choosing professors:

 

Class Participation:

 

Homework:

 

Memory Aids:

 

Note-taking in Class:

 

Presentations:

See my advice online at http://bus91.altervista.org/Ideas/PresentationTips.htm

 

Seating:

 

Studying Textbooks:

Reading the textbook puts you way ahead of most of the other students.

 

Teams:

A good team can make or break your grade so learning how to manage teams is vital.

 

Tests:

For multiple choice exams:

For essay exams:

Definitions, Terms, Acronyms, and Formulas:

 

Time Management:

 

Tutoring:

I found it was extremely helpful to study with another student, so I did a lot of tutoring.

 

Word Shortcuts:

Methods for quickly selecting text

 

Written Assignments:

I handled these in three different ways, depending on how familiar I was with the topic.

 

Comments and suggestions to Splane_M@cob.sjsu.edu