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How Can I Study More Effectively During College?

    Studying more effectively is often times part one??s own individual learning style and the amount of time that it takes you to learn new material, as well as some of what??s going on in terms of your adjustment issues to a college environment and the work that is required, the level of work. Students come to college many times with memories of what it was like in high school, to be able to cram for a test or to be able to study the night before and be able to get something together their presentation together. In college, it does not work that way. It??s very very different. So it??s very important to learn how you study. Learn when the best time of day for you to study. Some people can study very well very late at night, and as long as you don??t have a morning class that might work for you. The other thing is that if you??re having trouble, don??t be afraid to ask. Many times going to a faculty member in their office hours and explain to them that you noticed that you weren??t doing very well on a quiz, and do they have any input for you, do they have advice. Pretty much every college or university also has a learning center. This is an office where trained professionals can talk with you, can find out when you like to study, how you like to study, and they may even discover that there are some unique issues to the way that you learn or the way that you study. And there may be some appropriate assessments that they can provide you to learn more about your own

     learning style.

VOA Education Report

    This week, we begin a series of reports for students around the world who are interested in higher education in the United States. The last time we broadcast our Foreign Student Series was two years ago. Since then we have gotten more requests for information about how to attend an American college or university. So we will present new reports in our series with the most current information. Each week, we will discuss a part of the process for becoming an international student in the United States.

    Students have many questions: How do I find out about schools? How do I choose the right one for me? Which tests must I take? What kinds of documents will I need? And a big question ?ª how much will it all cost? Listen for answers to these and other questions over the coming weeks.

    Our reports will describe the American system of higher education. We

    will talk about financial aid and rules about employment. We will also discuss English language requirements. And we will tell you where to look in other countries for information and advice about studying in the United States. Our reports will also take you inside some of the colleges and universities in the United States. We will explore programs of study and report on student life. Students who are not able to come to the United States will find out how to take classes over the Internet. In addition, we will examine how the threat of terrorism has changed some of the rules for study in the United States. In researching our series, we talked to people in education and government and to foreign students. Planning is important to the success of an educational experience. And that is the purpose of our series ?ªto help you plan.

What goals should I set for myself early in college?

     I think, it??s very important for college students to set goals early in their college experience. That includes not only, ??What are my plans for academic success??? but it also includes ??What sort of electives do I want to take??? ??What courses do I want to take for my minor??? And then there??s the whole around of ??What sort of social goals do I have??? ??How do I want to live my life as a college student??? College offers a great opportunity to reinvent yourself from high school. Your goals can be very important in achieving the kind of life and person that you want to become. The people that you meet in college are really going to be your friends, potentially, for the rest of your life and employment contacts as well as social contacts, and possibly even a future marriage partner. Which means that going into the college, experience with ??How many clubs or organizations do I want to join??? ??When am I going to study and how??? ??Will I get a job??? ??How often will I go home or call my parents??? ??What sort of things am I going to do to become a successful, well-rounded student???

How to Improve Your English Level

    There are five points. Number 1 is the most important.


    Make English Your Hobby and Have Fun. Study at least two or three hours per week. Learn English through other activities.

    READING There are graded books in English for your level. INTERNET Begin with the activities on this website and on the links age.

    SONGS IN ENGLISH Take your favorite songs and download the lyrics, the words from Google, and sing them again and again until your neighbors

scream ??stop??.

    DVDs Many films are also in English with subtitles in your language. MAGAZINES There are specialized magazines for English students. TRAVEL Travel motivates you to improve your level because you need English for everything.

    Number Four

    Be Constant. Don??t stop for long periods of time, such as in the summer. And don??t do too much. It??s also important to study at least 3 hours every week. To progress very well, you should study at least 5 hours per week.


    Be as Disciplined and Organized as Possible with Your Classes. Free conversation is necessary and so is more controlled speaking. Practice activities in class. However, it is better to balance conversation with other activities in your classes or outside of your classes. In a one-to-one class, you should do all the homework. Reading and vocabulary studying outside of your class and then comment on the homework in the class. It is important for you to do the homework that your teacher assigns you. And it

     is very important for you to be punctual to your classes. Two

    Get a Teacher or Attend a Class. It??s easier to be constant, disciplined and organized if you have a teacher. It??s more difficult to study English alone. Also it??s more difficult to learn how to speak English if you don??t have an English teacher to speak with.


    It??s your responsibilities to reach, or to get your objectives. Learning English is your responsibility and not the responsibility of your teacher.

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