Resolve for Better Study Habits in 2013


As you work toward your diploma or degree in allied health, it is important to develop – and stick to – good study habits. As the year comes to an end, resolve for effective, efficient studying in 2013!

These useful tips will help you improve and invigorate your studying routine in the new year:

If possible, take practice tests. Taking advantage of practice exams will help you become familiar with the testing format, give you a feel for the types of questions you can expect to find on the tests, and help you recall information.

Write – and rewrite – the information. Take the time to handwrite the information you are studying – this will greatly help you to retain and remember the material.

Switch between topics. Instead of immersing yourself in a single subject, try switching between a few related topics. This way, you will cover more material in one session and the subject matter won’t become dull.

Study with your peers. When working through a difficult topic, studying with friends or a group is an excellent way to divide and conquer. It’s also a great way to make sure you fully comprehend the material. Or, study with a Peer Mentor; contact your Program Director for more information about this service.

Try studying in different locations. A study by The New York Times suggests that alternating study spaces is a very effective way to retain information, and that changing the setting in which you study may increase the likelihood of remembering what you learned.

To learn more about how you can prepare for a career in allied health in 2013, or to learn more about the range of allied health training programs available at Arizona College, call us at 602-222-9300 today.

Information in this blog post is accurate as of April 3, 2013.