www.helpingpsychology.com 5 Tips for Succeeding in Your Psychology Courses
www.helpingpsychology.com When you begin a new semester of psychology courses, it’s often best to start by being proactive...
www.helpingpsychology.com Make a Plan   <ul><li>Plan ahead for when and where you’ll study.  </li></ul><ul><li>By keeping ...
www.helpingpsychology.com Learn Some Memorization Techniques   <ul><li>Just as it’s important to know where and when you’l...
www.helpingpsychology.com Learn Some Memorization Techniques   <ul><li>Things like names, dates and places are nothing mor...
www.helpingpsychology.com Get to Know your Professor   <ul><li>By spending some face time with your instructor, you’ll dev...
www.helpingpsychology.com Know How to Take Tests  <ul><li>When you’ve done all the preparation you can, knowing how to </l...
www.helpingpsychology.com Know How to Take Tests  Often this skill comes down to a  process of elimination for multiple ch...
www.helpingpsychology.com Keep Away from Procrastination  <ul><li>The worst thing you can do is put off studying and prepa...
www.helpingpsychology.com Keep Away from Procrastination  <ul><li>There are many applications for modern smart phones that...
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When you begin a new semester of psychology courses, it’s often best to start by being proactive. Here are 5 of the most important tips to help you succeed in getting off to a great start.

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5 Tips for Succeeding in Your Psychology Courses

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com 5 Tips for Succeeding in Your Psychology Courses
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com When you begin a new semester of psychology courses, it’s often best to start by being proactive. Don’t respond to problems as they happen; prepare to stay ahead of the curve by implementing the following: Here are 5 most important tips to help you succeed in getting off to a great start.  
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com Make a Plan <ul><li>Plan ahead for when and where you’ll study. </li></ul><ul><li>By keeping a routine schedule, it’s easier to form a positive habit </li></ul><ul><li>early on. </li></ul><ul><li>You also won’t spend time needlessly thinking about what you’ll </li></ul><ul><li>study and when. </li></ul><ul><li>That will leave you with more study time and much-needed down </li></ul><ul><li>time too. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a place that has the minimum number of distractions </li></ul><ul><li>possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to turn off your cell phone and other electronic </li></ul><ul><li>distractions. </li></ul>1
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com Learn Some Memorization Techniques <ul><li>Just as it’s important to know where and when you’ll study, you </li></ul><ul><li>also need to know  how  to study. </li></ul><ul><li>While it’s crucial to thoroughly understand concepts and their </li></ul><ul><li>applications in your psychology courses, you will also be </li></ul><ul><li>presented with many facts.  </li></ul>2
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com Learn Some Memorization Techniques <ul><li>Things like names, dates and places are nothing more than </li></ul><ul><li>items you need to commit to memory. </li></ul><ul><li>By  learning some memorization techniques , you’ll save time </li></ul><ul><li>studying and become less likely to confuse similar words and </li></ul><ul><li>ideas. </li></ul>2
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com Get to Know your Professor <ul><li>By spending some face time with your instructor, you’ll develop </li></ul><ul><li>a rapport that can both help you learn and provide other </li></ul><ul><li>advantages. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re making a career out of the information you learn in your </li></ul><ul><li>psychology courses, then instructors can often point you in the </li></ul><ul><li>right direction as they come to know you. </li></ul><ul><li>By talking with them, you’ll gain insight into what subjects are </li></ul><ul><li>important to know and how to prepare for upcoming tests and </li></ul><ul><li>assignments. </li></ul>3
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com Know How to Take Tests <ul><li>When you’ve done all the preparation you can, knowing how to </li></ul><ul><li>take tests is the last little bit of insurance to help you get the best </li></ul><ul><li>grade possible. </li></ul><ul><li>It can often make the difference when your grade is borderline </li></ul><ul><li>and you confront a question you still don’t know the answer to. </li></ul>4
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com Know How to Take Tests Often this skill comes down to a  process of elimination for multiple choice questions . However, the golden rule for all tests is to never leave a question blank. Always give it your best shot. 4
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com Keep Away from Procrastination <ul><li>The worst thing you can do is put off studying and preparation to </li></ul><ul><li>the last minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools like planners, calendars and checklists to help you </li></ul><ul><li>know what is due that week. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re addicted to your cell phone, then use that to your </li></ul><ul><li>advantage.  </li></ul>5
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Keep Away from Procrastination <ul><li>There are many applications for modern smart phones that help </li></ul><ul><li>students keep track of upcoming assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>You can even do research from your phone if you find yourself </li></ul><ul><li>stuck on the bus or other events where you’re sitting dormant. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to make the most of your time and you’ll avoid </li></ul><ul><li>procrastination. </li></ul>5
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