No one likes studying. It is no fun. Having that pressure to learn the material because you will be tested on it soon. That is not a scenario that breeds intellectual attractiveness. That means that your brain is not happy about being forced to shove information in it. It is much more effective to feed your brain data that is pleasing.
There is a way to overcome this situation. You will have to study in college. I can guarantee you that. The trick is to ENJOY what you are studying. To some of you, that may come naturally. To others, it may be extremely difficult. You have to trick your brain into THINKING you like what you are studying. I know that is easier said than done, but if you want to make your college career painless, you will take this advice. Love learning! It is as simple as that! If you continually tell yourself, “Hey, I love to learn new things.”, studying will get much more pleasurable.
My dad always told me that I need to have ceaseless curiosity about everything. That is a great life philosophy. Having that curiosity makes you ask questions. Questions help lead to answers. If you are continually asking questions, you will be more likely to look in your notes, online, or even in textbooks for answers! Always searching for knowledge will lead to better studying habits! Do you want to retain more of that information you give your brain? Enjoy that brain food and your brain will thank you!
Tip of the Week
To go along with the topic of studying, I am going to list off some of my top studying places. This might be a risky move considering some are secretive, but who am I kidding? You readers are worth it!
1) Second Floor of the Library
There are multiple good locations to study on the second floor. There are a few group study tables and even some private desks hidden in the rows of books. Plus, it is always quiet!
2) The Fourth Floor of Betzler Towers
If you can get your way into Menard, the fourth floor is a great place to study. There are never many people there and a whiteboard is available! A useful object for any type of studying!
3) The Classrooms in Lemmon/Commons
There are three different classrooms in these two buildings. The all have huge whiteboards and projectors. Also, if people see you in a classroom, they will stay away!
4) The Chapel
Not many people think of this location as a place to study, but it is wonderful! It is a great place to sit and read. The basement level works well also. The best part is that it is always silent!
5) Any Classroom Works!
Almost every building on campus has a classroom. After classes are over, these rooms are a great place for a group study session. Not many people take advantage of all the empty classrooms after classes are out!
Have a great end of the week and stay classy!