Studying: It’s long, strenuous and students may just not feel like doing it. Instead, many students have begun to master the art of “cramming.” Others choose not to study at all. But, without proper studying and preparation, we will lose all the information we’ve worked so hard to remember. Here are some reasons why studying is so important in college.
1. It’s important
Studying is an essential part of college-life. Yes, the parties and campus activities can be a lot of fun. However, we all came to college for a reason—to learn! We all want great jobs that dispense checks with six to seven figures. Anyone would want to be the next Steve Jobs or Oprah in the next few years. But I bet you they had to study. So why shouldn’t we?
2. College vs. High School
You are no longer in the high school jungle. Times have changed within the past few years. Although some of us have never really had to study in high school, it is imperative that we start now. Courses only go on for one semester rather than an entire year. That means that the material you learn is a lot denser and it is your job to memorize it within a short period of time. Do you really want to do that to yourself? Start studying early.
3. Studying ≠ Cramming
Let’s go ahead and get this straight now. Cramming IS NOT studying. When you study, you take the proper time out to actually review material well enough to comprehend it. Cramming only allows you to remember the material for a short period of time (which breaks down to simply that one hour you have to take your test). Stop making excuses and stop being lazy. Believe it or not, the information you’re actually being tested on will come back to haunt you later if you’re not careful. Be like Nike and “just do it.”
4. Less Stress
You wouldn’t believe how much more stress-free you’ll be after you study ahead of time. It’s just like that feeling you get after you’ve done your homework before the weekend starts (I hope you guys know what that feels like). You could actually breathe easy for a little bit.
5. More Sleep
More studying means more sleep. It is always good to have at least seven hours of sleep under your belt—no less. I have to admit, it’s hard for me to do. But, if you prioritize and get things done ahead of time, you’ll have more time to sleep and for leisure.
Chill. Studying doesn’t have to be a chore. There are so many fun ways to study, especially if you make it a game. Make your own flashcards. Treat yourself every time you get something right. Take some breaks every now and then. It really will go far.
7. Be Successful
Nothing can be achieved without hard work and effort. In order to succeed in life, you have to always put your best foot forward. Whether it’s studying for a test or prepping for that huge presentation you have next week, it all requires careful review. Do the work now to prosper later. #Winning