Change, while it can be exciting, can also be hard. Especially when it comes to study habits. High school, not college, is the place to create great study skills so you can have them ready when you get to college. Sure, everyone studies differently, but one thing is for sure—you need to study and you need to do it without distractions. Some people might be able to study with music or the TV on, but others cant’. High school, not college, is the time to learn what you can and cannot do. You don’t want to be in college and get so distracted when your roommate turns on the TV that you lose hours of study time when you should instead know to just go to the library where it is quiet and distraction-free.
High school is also a good time to figure out what your best methods for studying are. Do you study best when you make “notes notes?” I do, but that does not mean that the same will be true for you. Maybe you have to recite aloud the important information, or maybe if you type out your notes over and over, you remember it for your test. If you figure out how you best prepare now, you won’t be at a loss when college comes.
Develop good study habits now—it will be easier to stick to them later when you get to college. Though college is a starting-over process in a way, it is almost impossible to go from a poor student to a great student in the time between high school graduation and the first day of college classes. College success can start in high school, one study skill at a time.