How to Study in College/University

We all know that being a college student is hard. Between classes, extracurriculars, and jobs, it’s hard to find time to study.

But if you’re like me, and you have a goal of getting into grad school or medical school after graduation (or just want the peace of mind that comes with an A+ GPA), then it’s critical that you make studying a priority.

So how do you do this? What does it take?

Well, I’m going to tell you!

In this definitive guide you’ll learn :

  • what kind of person do you need to be in order to effectively study
  • when and where you should study
  • how often you should take breaks while studying so that your brain doesn’t fry out
  • how much time each day should be devoted to specific subjects/classes
  • how many hours each week should be spent on homework/extracurriculars/jobs, and more!


This guide is divided into three chapters, each designed to help you improve different aspects of your academic life.

Learning how to study is a progressive process that changes as you progress through your studies. To be successful, you need to find out what works for you and stick with it.

Before getting started, it helps to make a time-management plan of your own that accounts for all of your responsibilities – not just study, but also work and social commitments.

A good way to start is by using pen and paper.

Make a list of all your daily responsibilities, and next to each one, note down how much time you spend on it per week.

This will give you an idea of where you need improvement.

For example, if you have only 2 hours of homework each night but 8 hours of studying for exams during the week, you may want to think about either spending less time studying or finding other ways to prepare for exams.

Either way, it’s important to know where your strengths and weaknesses are before starting any new study methods.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with schoolwork because you’re always procrastinating, try setting aside 15 minutes every morning to do something related to your coursework – like reading ahead or working on problem sets.

If all else fails, set alarms on your phone throughout the day and remind yourself of the tasks at hand so that procrastination doesn’t take over!

When things get hectic, sometimes even the most organized person can slip back into old habits.

But there’s no need to panic – just focus on doing one task at a time instead of trying to juggle everything at once.

Remembering this simple strategy can help reduce stress and prevent more serious consequences.

Useful Resources

Learning how to study effectively takes practice.

The best way to go about doing this is by making sure you have the necessary resources readily available.

Here is a list of resources for those who would like to learn how to study in college:

  •  Ebooks
  • YouTube videos
  •  University’s Resources Centre (located on campus)
  • Tutoring services (available for a fee).
  •  Local libraries are another great resource for learning how to study efficiently in college. They offer books and databases that you might not be able to access otherwise, and they also often host workshops and lectures relating to many different subjects
  • Finally, don’t forget about online forums!