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Falling into New Study Habits

It’s officially fall! With the start of this new season, you might be looking for ways to fall into new study habits. While there are countless strategies that you can try, here are a few to help you begin:

  1. Reflect on your current rhythm. Although you might be trying to have more structured study habits, think about what patterns already exist in your life. For example, do you tend to wake up early or stay up late? When do you find that you have the most energy and motivation? Allow the answers to these questions inform when you plan to study.
  2. Schedule an appointment with a time management coach. The Study’s time management coaches can help you assess your weekly time commitments for homework, studying, and any other responsibilities. They can then assist you in forming a plan for meeting your commitments. You can book an appointment with a time management coach through our Coaching Services webpage.
  3. Request recurring tutoring appointments. If you are already booking tutoring appointments for a class each week, consider requesting recurring appointments. Recurring appointments can help you set a routine by allowing you to meet with a tutor at the same time each week. To request recurring appointments, please contact Blake Lubinski.
  4. Incorporate creativity and fun into your studying. One of the easiest ways to adopt a new habit is to make it be something that you look forward to doing. If you can add collaborative sessions, tactile activities, or other creative and fun touches to your new study habits, you might be more likely to stick to them!