Itís important to develop good study habits from the very beginning.You should try to study some almost everyday.This is more effective than trying to cram a lot of studying into one day.If you are going to study for a longer period of time, you should take a break every two hours.Break for at least 10 minutes, and 20 to 30 minutes if you are getting tired.In a longer study session, you wonít remember the information you cover at the end.

†††† Cover the same topic over several days.Do your reading on a topic before you go to class, or before you do this course.Follow up the reading and the class with practice questions from more than one source.

†††† Another useful tool is flash cards.If you are going to make them yourself, you need to start at the beginning of the class.Starting even a few classes into the course will become very time consuming.Once you have flash cards, either made or purchased, alternate how you go through them.The first time, look at the word or phrase and guess the definition.The next time, look at the definitions and guess the terms.Either way, if you get one wrong, put the card on the bottom of the pile, so you keep coming back to it until you know it.If you get it right you can set it aside until the next time you study.

†††† Your two most important areas of concentration are learning vocabulary and getting practice answering questions.If you get a question wrong, make sure you understand WHY you got it wrong.Rather than reading an entire chapter again, read over the parts of chapters that you realize you donít understand when youíre answering questions.