Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC
These tips are good not only for engineering but for any subject. I especially like the 'learning is your responsibility' as I've heard students blame teachers instead of placing the blame where it should be.
Study Smart not just study!
Jacob Gorski, College Junior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks Alaska
As an engineering student there are a few tips covered in this handout that I have applied regularly in difficult classes.
The tip I especially like is, "Learning is YOUR responsibility. Be active, aggressive, efficient." In engineering the time that homework and study take up can be enormous. It's so important to study efficiently rather than just study.
It's also necessary to be somewhat aggressive in regards to getting the work done. If there is something you don't understand, by whatever means necessary, make it a point to understand it, meet with your teacher, ask a fellow student, check the library for a book with a different explanation.
Being active definitely helps. If possible stop by your professor's officer hours, ask questions in class, attend study sessions. When you are an active student it shows, and your professors will have this in mind when assigning grades.
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